A quick Google search returns dozens upon baker’s dozens of healthier Valentine’s Day treat recipes. And yes, they all look fantastic. But no offense to heart-shaped cookie cutters, we like to stick to the basics. It’s much easier to run into the grocery store, grab a few things and enjoy – minimal prep required.
It’s hard to escape Valentine’s Day without being bombarded by chocolate everything… cookies, cupcakes and candies galore! I won’t even mention the little candy hearts. My point is this, come mid-February your willpower may take a nose dive. Who could blame you? Everyone needs a treat now and then.
Whole grains, brightly-colored veggies and chocolate all have a place in a healthy, balanced diet. Surprising? Maybe. Good News? Definitely. Before you run out and eat a whole pan of brownies or a gallon of chocolate ice cream, know that all chocolate treats are not created equal.