There’s a reason chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand: Sweets can win over almost anyone, especially if they’re homemade. And when you’re the one doing the baking, you can make sure your treats are tasty and healthy. So this year, impress your friends/coworkers/significant other with one of these great recipes.
Blueberry-Almond-Flax Breakfast Cookies
If your big plan is to serve your sweetie breakfast in bed, look no further. These blueberry-almond-flax cookies make for a healthy breakfast treat, as they’re filled with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Secret Chocolate Raspberry Pie
Chocolate? Check. Berries? Check. Beans? Okay, so beans don’t normally belong in a chocolate pie, but you won’t even notice the ingredient. Even better—the crust is gluten-free.
Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
Made with Greek yogurt and fresh raspberries, these tasty bites won’t leave you feeling stuffed and guilty like you would after eating a slice—or two—of actual cheesecake.
Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies
You’ll score points with your gluten-free date when you bake these chocolate chip “quookies,” made with quinoa flour, which adds protein.
Low-Calorie Key Lime Bars
If you’ve overloaded on chocolate during the day, this key lime bar recipe can be a refreshing change at the end of the night. The Greek yogurt whipped topping is a nice addition to the already flavorful dessert.
Chia Seed Brownies
You really can’t go wrong with good ol’ brownies. But why not add some chia seeds to the mix? The seeds will give you and your partner a boost of energy with each bite.
BONUS: 4 Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Whether you’re single or attached at the hip, these Valentine’s Day cocktails by Gina Chersevani will add some oomph to your night. Take your pick from four different recipes.