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