heart-healthy Valentine's Day dessert

Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Dessert

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s about time to start celebrating love and indulging in festive treats. It just so happens that February is also American Heart Month, which brings awareness to the importance of cardiovascular health. After all, beauty extends beyond your appearance to your inside health and nutritional habits. When you take care of your heart and body, you’ll both feel and look your best. So to help you curb your sweet tooth cravings while keeping health and beauty in mind, we’re sharing our favorite heart-healthy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes.

First, you’ll want to set a romantic atmosphere with an impressive tablescape to match. Light a candle from NOHO Candle Co.’s Floral Collection ($38) with the Le Ruches Electric USB Lighter ($24). Bake the heart-healthy dessert recipes below and add everything atop The Global Trunk Toto Table Runner ($80). If you want to take the chic vibes a step further, then hang an original Niki Pilkington Painting at the end of your table. Now, for the sweets…

1. Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Just like you and your Valentine, peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. This heart-healthy recipe makes for a deliciously satisfying bite-size treat at the end of a romantic dinner.

2. One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a mouth full of chocolate. The rich goodness of this one-bowl chocolate cake calls for whole-wheat flour to deliver all of the flavor sans the trans fat and added carbs.

3. Strawberry Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark

Opt for a healthier twist on chocolate-covered strawberries by whipping up a batch of strawberry chocolate Greek yogurt bark. All you need are five ingredients to create this lightly sweetened heart-healthy dessert!

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