source: eatingwell.com

Six Healthy Sweets You Can Make with Your Girl Gang

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Valentine's Day is approaching and everyone wants to partake in decadent sweets of some sort. But low calorie treats can be equally as delicious, and simple enough to make at home with your girls! If you want to indulge with your besties by your side, here are six healthy sweets you can treat yourself with for Valentine's Day:

1. Heart to Heart Apple Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter-apple combo? This is the ultimate peanut butter sandwich made with apples, chocolate chips and granola. If you want to minimize calories even more, switch the peanut butter for almond butter and go light on the chocolate chips.

2. Strawberry Love Muffins

These muffins are packed with love, fresh strawberries, and plenty of nutrients! Other ingredients that might excite your taste buds include Greek yogurt, coconut oil, whole-wheat flour and a little more love.

3. Raspberry Passion Smoothie

A creamy smoothie with a hint of lime can be the sweet start to your Valentine’s Day! Blend frozen raspberries, coconut milk, and bananas to get a yummy smoothie, and don't forget the hint of lime.

4. Valentine’s Day Cookies

Cookies are always good a treat to celebrate a holiday, but they're even better when you can make a delicious, healthy option with the right amount of protein, fiber, antioxidants, and M&Ms!


 

5. Strawberry and Avocado Toast with a Drizzle of Chocolate

If you need a lovely burst of energy and something sweet to get your day started this breakfast toast with strawberries, avocado, and chocolate syrup will do the trick!


 

6. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle

Delish dark chocolate peanut butter truffles provide a fun way to alleviate your sweet tooth, especially when they are vegan and made with coconut milk. This recipe is full of conscious compassion!

These recipes are a perfect way for you and your girl gang to celebrate the day with sweets, while still being aware of your health goals. And even though a few sweets won't stop your progress, it doesn’t hurt to stay on track. Comment below and let us know which recipe you want to try!

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