Last Minute Recipes for Healthy Valentine’s Day Sweets

Last Minute Recipes for Healthy Valentine's Day Sweets

Last Minute Recipes for Healthy Valentine’s Day Sweets


Written by Dani Higgins, Foodservice Intern

Valentine’s Day is usually full of love and delicious food. While these desserts may be delicious, they may not always be the healthiest option. Here’s a list of snacks for a perfectly nutritious Valentine’s Day.

  • Acai Dark Chocolate Truffles | With just a few ingredients, this dessert is perfect for a quick dorm room snack. Acai is rich in antioxidants that help protect the body.
  • Chocolate Banana | Bananas are rich in a variety of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and folic acid. You can also customize this dessert by using shredded coconut as a topping.
  • Chocolate Raspberry | For a sweet tooth, make these chocolate-filled raspberries an easy to-go snack between classes. Raspberries can help your brain function better by reducing oxidative stress in the body.
  • Strawberry Chocolate Greek Yogurt Crust | This recipe is an easy dessert you can make ahead and store for Valentine’s Day. Greek yogurt is rich in calcium, a mineral that helps strengthen bones.
  • Coconut Dark Chocolate Truffles | Each truffle provides 1 gram of protein and 2.6 grams of fiber. Dates are a natural sweetener that can sweeten desserts without adding extra sugar.
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries | Have this iconic Valentine’s Day dessert on your table in minutes! Strawberries may help improve skin and bone health by supplying the body with manganese, and support heart health by helping to lower blood pressure.
  • Vegan Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies | These shortbread cookies are easy to make and topped with a delicious chocolate drizzle. Beet puree is one such ingredient that contains many anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
  • Chia Pudding Parfait | This delicious gluten-free chia pudding parfait can be served for breakfast or dessert. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help scavenge free radicals in the body, thereby reducing the risk of various diseases.

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