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Fall in Love with this Simple, Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipe

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Did you know Americans spent over $19.6 billion on Valentine's Day last year? According to CNN, chocolate is the most popular candy purchased on Valentine's Day and represents 75% of sales. Do things a little differently this year and skip the store-bought chocolate. Don't go so far as forgoing it altogether, but instead of buying candy, make your own dessert. If you're already coming up with reasons why you absolutely can not make a dessert, take a breath. You know we've got your back.

We found a tart recipe that is a delectable combination of raspberries and chocolate, and it's simple to make with no baking! Did you read the part about no baking? Additionally, the star ingredients, dark chocolate, and berries are antioxidant-rich foods and are linked to lowering heart disease. If you were unaware, February is American Heart Month, and this tart is a great choice to celebrate with because it combines the two while providing the right amount of sweetness. The American Heart Association also shares how to celebrate Valentine's Day in a heart-healthy way with these simple steps

To make sure your tart is just right for your loved one, try a test run before the holiday...you only need 12 minutes! Click here for the recipe.

No-Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart

Want to try putting a healthy spin on Valentine's Day this year? If so, let us know how by commenting below. 

SAVOR REPORTER | Zaria Rayes is a junior biology pre-med major with a minor in finance at Hampton University. Her ultimate career goal is to become a pediatrician. At an early age, she realized her passion for community service and healthy living. The 20-year-old Las Vegas native enjoys writing as a form of creative expression. Zaria has remained actively involved on campus at Hampton University as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, and the Honors College.