With the holidays (and yes, that includes Valentine’s Day) comes temptation in the form of delicious, tasty treats. The best way to stay on track while still partaking in all the loved-up celebrations is by finding yummy, clean-eating snacks that you can bring to work, school or share with someone you love.
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My rule of thumb is this: moderation and simplicity. To achieve your fitness goals, you want to place the least amount of stress as possible on your body, and that means foregoing chemicals and non-nutritious substances wherever possible. However, we shouldn’t restrict ourselves too much either, because this causes internal, mental stress. The best thing to do then, is make better-for-you treats that still feel indulgent (and look seriously impressive for your date).
You’d never know that these clean treats are so good for you.
Cut fruits into hearts and make that creative side shine. This is a great idea for kids’ snacks, too.
Light, refreshing, fruity and of course, the colours of Valentine’s Day. Get the recipe.
Dark Chocolate Pots De Creme
Chocolatey and smooth, this recipe sure hits the spot. Get the recipe.
Heart-Shaped Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes
A yummy and easy-to-make breakfast idea on the special day. Get the recipe.
Almond Date Energy Bars
One of my personal favourites: the texture, taste and overall yumminess – you can’t go wrong with these.
Buy some fresh strawberries and dark chocolate chips. Wash the strawberries and cut of the stems. Melt the dark chocolate chips over the stove on medium-high until melted and pour into a bowl. Using a toothpick, place it into the stem-side of your strawberry and dip into the chocolate. Place each strawberry on wax paper to cool.
Strawberry Swirl Vegan French Toast
Let’s get creative on breakfast with a touch of pink! This delicious French toast recipe is to die for and a tasty, yet still super healthy start to the day.
Zesty Lemon Coconut Chocolate Bars
Vegan and naturally coloured with…beets! Yes, I said it. Not only is it another awesome treat, it has multiple health benefits, too! Get the recipe.
Dark Chocolate Bark With Toasted Almonds And Lemon Zest
If you haven’t bitten into some bark, this is the one to try! Get the recipe here.
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes (Vegan)
Since I don’t consume dairy, I’m always looking for new, tasty alternatives and I do enjoy some cheesecake! These are perfect mini-cakes to satisfy cravings.
3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
Only 3 ingredients, how can you not!?
Hottie Pink Ripe Raspberry Smoothie
Blend it all up, fuel your body and still go along with the V-day colours. Get the recipe.
All-Natural Candy Necklace
This is a fun activity for kids and adults alike to do on Valentine’s Day, and the best part is, they can eat it too! Has mom’s official seal of approval.
Peanut Butter And Chocolate Truffles
Sweet with a crunch! This recipe has only 3 ingredients and is super easy to whip up! Get the recipe.
My mom used to make these for me and I still make them myself. A nutritious brekkie with some V-Day flare, now that’s the way to make breakfast in bed.