Heart Healthy Valentines Day Treats

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Chocolate Covered Love

Dip apples, strawberries, grapes and pineapple in melted dark chocolate. Add texture by then dipping in shredded coconut or groundnuts. Place in freezer until ingredients set.

Fruit Kabob

Place a variety of fresh fruits, grapes, melons, kiwi, strawberries on a skewer. Serve with a side of vanilla or favored yogurt to dip!

Cookie Cutter Crazy

Using cookie cutters:

  • Make heart shaped whole-wheat pancakes. Add fresh berries for sweetness!
  • Cut different sized hearts into a variety of tasty fruits
  • Add love with a heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich made with whole wheat bread
  • Place heart shaped cheese on crackers
Pop of Pink

Blend fresh or frozen red fruits with low-fat milk to created a bright Valentines Day smoothie!

Red Fruits:

  • Pomegranate
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pitaya
Cupcake Delights

Fill valentines day themed cupcake liners with fresh fruit, granola and dark chocolate chips for a yummy and festive snack.

 

Satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your heart happy with a velvety chocolate mousse from Crazy for Crust

Mousse

  • 1 large avocado, pitted and skin removed
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk or nonfat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla or plain regular or greek yogurt

    1.    Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth, wiping down the sides and stirring as needed.

    2.    Place in a bowl and chill until ready to eat. Serves 1 large portion or 4 small.

    3.    Enjoy!

 http://www.crazyforcrust.com

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