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Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Treat Makeover

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the waistline downfall it is typically made out to be. If you thought sweet treats couldn’t be healthy, think again. Here are just a few ways to be sweet and good to eat…

  • strawberry shakeStrawberry “milkshake”: make a sweet, pink, and healthy treat with frozen strawberries, plain Greek yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, liquid of choice (ex: water, milk, unsweetened almond or soy milk) and a frozen banana. Instead of using added sugar to sweeten, the banana gives a great texture and comes with additional nutrients and fiber.
  • Strawberry spritz: blend frozen strawberries, pour into wine or Champagne glasses. Fill glasses with seltzer water (suggested flavors: unflavored, grapefruit, cucumber, or tropical blend). Garnish with sliced strawberries.
  • Heart-Shaped Pancakes: making pancakes into fun shapes is always a crowd pleaser. Top with fresh berries or make this easy and no-sugar-added strawberry syrup. Simply blend strawberries (frozen or fresh) and put in a microwave-safe dish. Heat for about 30 seconds and serve hot on top of your favorite pancakes or waffles.