We’ve just survived the junk food onslaught of the holiday season and here we go again with Valentine’s Day. Never fear. You don’t have to throw healthy eating out the window in the name of love. You and your kids can still indulge, but in sticking with the spirit of love and wanting to have your loved ones live long, happy lives, here are a few healthier, yet decadent treats to help you and your family celebrate this beloved holiday.
I like to include some form of protein, a whole grain and vegetable serving alongside any sweet treat, like chocolate, cookies or cupcakes.
Healthy, Allergen-Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats
- Homemade Popcorn (feel free to season it any way you wish)
- Heart-Shaped Allergen-Friendly High Protein Salmon Patties
- Homemade Chocolate Dipped Fruit (we LOVE Lindt chocolate because it’s delicious and it’s REAL chocolate with no additives or preservatives)
- Homemade Oat Flour Heart-Shaped Waffles or Pancakes
- Nitrate/Nitrite-Free Deli Meat Platter
- Nitrate/Nitrite-Free Jerky
- Homemade Sushi Rolls
- Homemade Frozen Fruit Sorbet
- Fruit Kabobs
- Heart Shaped Fruits and Vegetables
- Nuts and Seeds
- Nut and Seed Butters
- Homemade Heart-Shaped Gelatin Jigglers–Follow the recipe for fruit juice gelatin on the back of a package of unflavored gelatin, then simply cut the gelatin into shapes.
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