Between the Valentine's Day desserts, chocolates and three-course meals, it can be very difficult to stay on track with your health.
That's why we've comprised a list of healthy Valentine's Day desserts that will help you wow your sweetheart while looking the part of a romantic, fit gentleman.
Read on to see which dessert works best with your meal plan!
Valentine's Day Desserts: The Perfect Sugar Cookie
Sugar cookies are a staple for Valentine's Day desserts.
Many of us can remember our moms baking them for us or passing them to an elementary school crush.
Topped with sugar-free sprinkles, you can get as creative you want with this sweet treat.
Our favorite sugar cookie is only 41 calories per cookie, with only two tablespoons of butter.
Valentine's Day Desserts: Delicious Chocolate Caramel Bark
This chocolate caramel bark has a surprising ingredient: quinoa!
For all chocolate lovers out there, this is a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
This chocolate caramel bark only takes 20 minutes to prepare, with no baking needed.
The first layer of the bark is melted caramel (mmm) with a top layer of melted chocolate (double mmm).
Mixing in the quinoa to the chocolate layer and sprinkling sea salt on top ads a surprising nutty and then savory element to this Valentine's Day dessert.
At 121 calories, you can enjoy a decadent dessert without the guilt.
Valentine's Day Desserts: Brownies with a Secret Ingredient
Here we go with another secret, healthy ingredient.
Before you turn your nose up to the kale trend, you should know that these brownies are rich and don't actually taste like they have greens in them.
The only kale giveaway is the small green flecks in the treat.
Between the kale, stevia substitute for sugar, coconut flour substitute for flour, these kale brownies come in at a cool 109 calories.
You can do a little happy dance knowing that the 109 calories includes the delicious chocolate frosting!
Valentine's Day Desserts: Sweet Strawberry Shortcake
This isn't your mother's strawberry shortcake recipe.
This fro-yo strawberry shortcake recipe is super simple to make and super delicious to eat!
With a crushed graham cracker base and frozen yogurt blended with frozen strawberries on the top, this frozen treat is a pretty-in-pink way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Choose no-fat and dairy-free yogurt to blend with the strawberries and find sugar free graham crackers so you can eliminate unnecessary carbs and sugars.
These frozen delights come in at 137 calories.
Time to Celebrate
No matter which of the Valentine's Day desserts you choose, you're sure to have a fantastic Valentine's Day if it's spent with the right person.
If you're interested in learning about healthy recipes that you can eat for breakfast lunch and dinner, check out our free 1-day meal plan.
By using a principle called Perfect Plates, our 1-day meal plan helps you to plan out meals that are as nutritional as they are healthy.
We believe that a diet won't last if its repetitive or bland, which is why we have built the plan around well-rounded, manly recipes.
Mind your health with every bite!
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Founder, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “Mr. Results”
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 35,000 fathers lose fat, build muscle, & get healthy for their families
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A small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on Valentine's day desserts.