By Kate Horney
If you’re a dessert lover like me, the Valentine’s Day treats on every isle can be a big problem when it comes to maintaing a reasonable physique.
Simply cutting out treats all together is just not practical.
So amidst all of this chocolate and candy, it’s time for an intervention. It’s time we mapped out our Valentine’s day survival guide…
But before I share my secret weapon in the war against sugar, let me make one thing clear:
I’m all about living a healthy, happy and BALANCED life.
There is nothing wrong with treating yourself and your family on Valentine’s Day. Or any special day for that matter! 🙂 It’s when you begin to indulge on a regular basis that it becomes less of a treat and more of an expectation or habit… and THAT is the issue.
You are worth feeding your body well. So If your sweet tooth is getting the best of you and has talked you into buying a giant bag of BOGO candy hearts, take a moment to let this sink in…
Your health is much more important than a quick fix of sugar.[tweetherder][/tweetherder]
Instead of inhaling a huge amount of the cheapo treats (candy hearts, anyone?) this Valentine’s day, consider your worth and treat yourself and your family to a healthy version of your favorite dessert instead. (Shhhh…They may not even know it’s healthy!) You’ll still satisfy your sweet tooth, but without the guilt and shame of finishing off a jumbo sized bag of candy all by your lonesome. Been there, done that. It is no fun at all.
Making my own healthy treats for special occasions is what my friend Jill Coleman calls “Dessert Defense,” and it’s a great way to enjoy dessert and still stay on track! 🙂 Valentine’s day is after all a day all about love, so why not love your body a bit more with a healthy fix for your sweet tooth?!
Not sure where to start?
If you missed your chance to get our FAVORITE recipes for cleaned up treats at Christmas, now’s your chance to get FOUR free recipes! Sign up below and we’ll send you our favorite recipes (like the Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons pictured above!) for healthier Valentine’s Day treats that will make you feel great instead of overloaded on sugar.
- Fat Loss Friendly Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanutbutter Buckeye Balls
- 5 Minute Peanut Butter Fudge
- Quick & Easy Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Valentine’s day is after all a day all about love, so why not love your body a bit more with a healthy fix for your sweet tooth?!
P.S. Let’s think outside of the heart-shaped box this year.
What are some of YOUR favorite healthy treats?
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