We love to celebrate. If you regularly read our recipe blog, you know we’ll celebrate even the most obscure holidays! So, for the more major ones, we like to go big. While some say Valentine’s Day is made up by card companies, we think celebrating love is excellent! We also enjoy Galentine’s Day on February 13th, celebrating friendships between women. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s, sweet treats are a must!
Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you can’t participate in a holiday when you have blood sugar concerns. The first thing many think of in relation to Valentine’s is boxes of chocolates. But chocolate companies are getting better at making low-carb options. And it’s easy to make sweet treats for your sweetheart without the sugar! Here are four options that are low in carbs, fat and calories.
These cookies are the perfect way to give someone your heart on the big day! They are adorable and a cross between a sugar cookie and a chocolate cookie. You get the best of both worlds. If you don’t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, you can make a stencil with parchment paper and shape the cookie dough on top of that. A serving has 77 calories, one gram of carbs, one gram of fiber and five grams of fat. Get the recipe.
We are sick and tired of thumbprint cookies being relegated to Christmas time! It is high time we start enjoying them year-round. And this version is so different from the normal fare. They are red velvet flavored and topped with vanilla cream cheese in their indent. The flavor combination is classic, but the presentation is so novel. You and your beloved will go wild for these! A serving has 172 calories, four grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 16 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
This recipe is perfect if you want a cute edible gift for the big day or just want to enjoy some chocolate yourself! These delicious fruity chocolates will be a hit with anyone who loves strawberry creams! It’s important to use freeze-dried strawberries, not fresh or frozen. You want as little moisture as possible. The recipe calls for the fruit in powder form. The supermarket closest to us doesn’t have that. But it does have freeze-dried strawberries that can easily be blended into a powder in a food processor or blender! This recipe is easy and delicious! A serving has 96 calories, 4.1 grams of carbs, 1.9 grams of fiber and 9.1 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
This shooter dessert is somewhere between a mousse, cheesecake and whipped cream. It’s decadent and tasty! Made with cream, cream cheese and strawberries, it’s a thick fruity cloud! It “whips” up in minutes into a fluffy dream of a dessert — but you need to chill it to help it set. We’re huge fans of this simple but elegant treat. A serving has 98 calories, six grams of carbs, four grams of sugar alcohols and eight grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Using these recipes, you can plan a sweet and healthy Valentine’s Day that will be perfectly romantic and not upset your blood sugar!