3 Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Treats

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You don’t need a Valentine to enjoy these sweet treats! But if you have one, just double the recipe! Enjoy and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Nutty Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tbs semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 1 tbs chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

Directions:

  • Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for ~1 minute (or until chocolate begins to melt)
  • Remove bowl and stir chocolate
  • If chocolate is not completely melted, microwave for another 10-20 seconds
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate (make sure to heavily coat one side)
  • Immediately sprinkle with chopped nuts
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Guilt-Free Facts: Great source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and omega-3 fatty acids to promote a healthy heart, prevent cancer, stabilize blood sugar levels, and enhance your mood!

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Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder

Directions:

  • Combine egg, sugar, and cocoa powder in a microwave-safe mug
  • Using a fork, whisk ingredients together until smooth
  • Microwave for 50 seconds, or until firm
  • Enjoy as is or for a special treat top with some ice cream or whipped cream!

Guilt-Free Facts: Great source of protein, polyunsaturated fats, antioxidants, and natural caffeine to improve your mood, help you feel full and satisfied, and promote a healthy heart!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 cupcake liner

Directions:

  • Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for ~30 seconds (or until melted)
  • Spoon half of the chocolate into cupcake liner
  • Carefully add peanut butter
  • Add the remaining chocolate mixture to completely cover the peanut butter layer
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm
  • Enjoy immediately or store at room temperature until you’re ready to indulge!

Guilt Free Facts: Great source of protein, antioxidants, and a natural source of caffeine for a quick boost of energy!

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