5 Healthy Treats for Valentines Day

Rose are red, Violets are blue, let’s get down to business and talk about food.
Valentine’s Day is on its way! 💘 While flowers are generally a good idea, everyone likes food. If you want to impress your bae/friend/roommate, try one of these alternatives to the more traditional V-Day treats:
Frozen yogurt-covered strawberries
We all love the classic chocolate-covered strawberry but now you have a reason to love it more!  This calcium-packed snack will improve bone health, plus protein helps you #ActiveBadgers build muscle mass and stay fuller longer so you can sit through the whole cheesy rom com without your tummy rumbling. The probiotics in Greek yogurt may help to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and are even said to strengthen good mental health. We bet you didn’t know a sweet treat could be so good for you!

Red velvet Halo Top ice cream sandwiches
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! 🍦Get this – Halo Top has less fat and fewer calories than the traditional ice cream! This little pint of deliciousness is also low in carbs and sugars but the best part is it tastes heavenly. 😇 Though Halo Top is great on its own, you can try stepping up your baking game by making ice cream sandwiches.

Heart-shaped cauliflower crust pizza
If you were a vegetable, you’d be a cute-cumber 😉 but today, we’re talking about cauliflower!  This versatile veggie is pretty impressive. It contains almost every vitamin and mineral you need in your diet. High in fiber and antioxidants, it helps your digestive system and minimizes your risk of getting several chronic diseases and let’s not forget it makes the perfect crust for an adorable heart-shaped pizza. 💛

Dark chocolate banana popsicles
Popsicles are great but have you tried bananasicles? Even better. Bananas are packed with potassium and fiber which is super for your heart, brain, and digestion. They are a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals that keep the body functioning to the best of its ability! 💪

Sparkling fruit juice with pomegranate heart-shaped ice cubes
You could always go for regular ice cubes, but aren’t these pretty cute? 😍 Get a heart-shaped ice tray and mix some pomegranate seeds in the water to add some Valentine’s Day pizzaz. Instead of splashing them in a sugary soda or cocktail, try a sparkling fruit juice instead with some zero cal and zero sugar sparkling water. This charming, bubbly drink will tickle your tastebuds with delight!

Though yummy treats are a nice way to show your Valentine you care, you 🍩 have to stop there – invite them to join us at #ActiveBadger Day on February 28 for free samples and fun activities all day long! Think about it. 😏
Recipes: Frozen yogurt-covered strawberries, red velvet Halo Top ice cream sandwiches, heart-shaped cauliflower crust pizza, dark chocolate banana popsicles, and sparkling fruit juice with pomegranate heart-shaped ice cubes
Sources: Medical News Today, Healthline, and NDTV Food.