by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Valentine's Day, February 5, 2013
by Toby Amidor in Valentine's Day, February 13, 2012
These lightened-up goodies are the perfect way to show your sweetie you care without busting their waistline.
Each of these desserts has 400 calories or less, 20 grams of total fat or less, 10 grams of saturated fat or less, and a max of 400 milligrams of sodium per serving. Dessert should be a special treat and most definitely can be enjoyed on Valentine’s Day. If you’re trying to watch your figure, cut calories even further by sharing dessert or cutting the portion in half.
by Michelle Buffardi in Valentine's Day, February 11, 2012
- Celebrate Valentine's Day with chocolate treats morning, noon and night.
Just a touch of chocolate is all you need to remind that special someone how you feel. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy any of these scrumptious chocolate delights morning, noon or night.
Start Valentine’s Day with chocolate-filled French toast. Even your kid will be shocked you served chocolate for breakfast! With only 1 teaspoon of bittersweet chocolate chips per serving, a little goes a long way.
Recipe: Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
by Dana Angelo White in Valentine's Day, February 6, 2012
- Make a chocolate treat for the outside of your body.
Chocolate and spa treatments like massages, facials and pedicures are quintessential Valentine’s Days gifts everyone loves to receive. Oasis Day Spa, with locations in New York City and Westchester, offers romantic packages combining chocolate and spa services like massages using chocolate body oil, and chocolate mousse facials. The oils and scrubs they use in their treatments are all natural and use ingredients you probably have at home, and Sandra Lakatos, the spa director, was kind enough to let us in on her secret recipe for their Chocolate Ganache Body Scrub. So treat yourself or a loved one to a homemade chocolate treat this Valentine’s Day — it will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated. Bonus: There are zero calories in this chocolate treat; it’s completely homemade and completely guilt-free.
by Liz Gray in Healthy Holidays, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011
- 29 ways to treat your sweetheart.
Keep the month of February sweet, hot and spicy with these romantic foods.
1. Start the month of right with 28 days of chocolate.
2. Read up on Katie Cavuto Boyle’s sensual Valentine’s dishes.
3. Check out Valentine’s recipes for kids and grown ups.
4. Keep red foods on your mind.
5. Make Ina Garten’s caviar dip.
by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011
Still searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat? Don’t resort to the drugstore box of chocolates just yet — here are 5 quick ways to show your Valentine that you care. (Bonus: They also happen to be healthy.)
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by Dana Angelo White in Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
- Dana's Hot Chocolate Cake
Gooey chocolate cake in a perfectly-portioned package — what more could you ask for in a dessert?! This recipe is a little beyond our standard criteria for Healthy Eats desserts, so make it a special treat for your Valentine.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
There’s more to loving chocolate than candy — in honor of cupid, here are 28 ways to get your chocolate fix this month.
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by Kristine Brabson in Healthy Holidays, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010
- Ripe Passion Fruit
Some cultures believe that after eating a passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person your eyes fall upon. Even if you’re not into folklore, this lovable fruit is worth celebrating during this passionate month.
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by Janel Ovrut Funk in Cookies & Other Desserts, Valentine's Day, February 13, 2010
Valentine’s Day is here! For me, this means chocolates and romantic dinners, but that can also mean indulging in too many calories and fat. Fortunately, you don’t have to skimp on decadence tonight. Here, I’ve reworked a traditional Valentine’s Day meal, featuring a bison steak and comforting sides, to make easier on the waistline and pleasing to your palate.
Added bonus: These recipes contain some noted aphrodisiacs to help rev up the romance.
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I just adore the month of February. I feel like we’re almost over the winter hump and can start looking forward to spring. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the month and love is in bloom — plus, it’s National Heart Health Month! As a dietitian, I encourage eating healthfully for your heart, but at the same time, I have a sweet tooth. I just love all the heart-shaped sweet treats that line supermarket shelves this month.
This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!
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