Valentine's Day is a holiday designed around love—and dessert. Let's be real, whether you're in a relationship or not, we all use February 14th as an excuse to indulge in some of our favorite desserts and candies. Well, if you're looking to keep things a little bit more clean and healthy this year, surprise your S.O. with one of these healthy sweet alternatives.
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread
For most of us, banana bread is kryptonite, so finding a healthier version is amazing. This recipe still uses flour as the main ingredient, so you'll still want to set aside some carbs to indulge in this recipe, but it's whole wheat instead refined white. This recipe also uses Greek yogurt and healthy oils in place of butter so you'll still get that delicious, dense goodness minus all the guilt. Recipe here!
Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
What would Valentine's Day be without chocolate covered strawberries?! Who ever invented this concept is a genius. The secret to this recipe is using unsweetened cocoa powder and coconut oil instead of just melting regular milk chocolate. This way you still get all the sweet without all that refined sugar. Recipe here!
If you haven't had zucchini bread or really any zucchini based dessert, you're definitely missing out. Between the spelt flour, tons of zucchini and applesauce as the sweetener in this recipe, these brownies aren't even considered an indulgence! You won't be able to tell the difference between these and the regular sugar-filled kind. Recipe here!
Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries
Barks are fun to make and this version is so colorful because of all the berries. Usually you'd use chocolate for the base, but in this case you'll substitute Greek yogurt, natural sweeteners and tons of fruit. You can even use this recipe over and over again after V-day for healthy snacks throughout the day as well! Recipe here
Vegan Mint Chip Nice Cream
Nice cream really seems to be taking off as the next trendy dessert, so why not give it a try at home for Valentine's Day? Most nice creams are made out of frozen bananas, but this one has a different take. Instead you'll use soaked cashews and coconut milk and cream for your base. Sounds like a winner to us! Recipe here!