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Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats For All Your Sweets!

Dreading the temptations of February 14? Don’t fear the heart-shaped box; embrace healthy Valentine’s Day treats!

If you’re worried about slipping up with healthy eating this Valentine’s Day, don’t stress about it too much, and if you do happen to overindulge, don’t get discouraged.

Even the healthiest eaters take a cheat day every now and then.

If this is the case for you, use Valentine’s Day as your weekly cheat day and get back on track with healthy eating on February 15.

But there are several ways you can make Valentine’s Day healthy.

Consider the delicious and healthy Valentine’s Day treats and gift ideas below for yourself, your spouse, and your kids!

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Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Rather than choosing traditional candy or chocolate this Valentine’s Day, try the healthy Valentine’s Day treats below!

Mocha Protein Shake

Curb chocolate cravings for you and your spouse with this healthy mocha protein shake recipe:


1/2 cup of milk or plant milk
1 tablespoon of sugar-free butterscotch pudding
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup of concentrated cold brew coffee (or strong chilled coffee)
1 cup of ice
Dark chocolate pieces (optional)
Instant coffee powder (optional)


Blend the milk and pudding powder in a blender for about 1 minute until it thickens.
Add in coffee, ice, and protein powder. Blend the mixture until it’s smooth.
If you’d like, top your protein shake with instant coffee powder or dark chocolate pieces. Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Your entire family will love this sweet, satiating, healthy Valentine’s Day treat!

These peanut butter protein balls are great for breakfast, snack time, dessert, Valentine’s Day parties, or any occasion!


1 cup of pitted dates
2/4 tablespoon of water
1 cup of peanut flower
3/4 cup of oats
1/2 cup of roasted peanuts
1/4 cup of natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
 A pinch of salt
1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (optional)


Soak the dates in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.
Blend the dates with 2-4 tablespoons of water in a food processor, slowly adding in water as needed until smooth paste forms.
Add in peanut butter, peanut flour, salt, oats, flax seeds, and peanuts. Blend these ingredients together to form a thick dough.
Fold in the chocolate chips (optional).
Place 2 tablespoon-sized dough balls on a lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate them for 1 hour until the dough becomes firm.
Store it in an airtight container for 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 1 month in the freezer.

Servings: 15

Berry Ice Pops

Think outside the box this Valentine’s Day by choosing frozen ice pops.

Your kids will love coming home to this delicious, nutrient-dense, sweet-tasting healthy treat!


1 3/4 cups of whole milk
1-2 tablespoons of honey
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of fresh raspberries
1 cup of fresh blueberries
10 3-ounce paper cups
1o wooden popsicle sticks


Warm 1/4 cup of milk and honey in the microwave until well-blended.
Stir in the remaining 1 1 /2 cups of milk plus vanilla.
Divide the berries among 10 cups and cover them with the milk mixture.
Top the cups with foil and insert popsicle sticks through the foil.
Place the popsicles in your freezer until firm.
Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 10

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This Valentine’s Day, opt for a healthier version of peanut butter cups by choosing a chocolate protein peanut butter fudge recipe instead!


1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil, softened
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
12 drops of liquid Stevia


Fill a mini muffin pan with 24 liners and set it aside.
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Pour about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin liner.
Place the pan in a refrigerator for 45-60 minutes until the chocolate mixture becomes firm.
Serve and enjoy!
Store the peanut butter cups in your refrigerator.

Servings: 24

Keto Protein Brownie Bites

If you love eating brownies but do not want the guilt that may come with doing so, consider this vegan protein brownie recipe instead!


1 cup of pumpkin, sweet potato, or banana puree
1/2 cup of almond, peanut, or cashew butter
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1-2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1 serving of liquid Stevia


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a mini muffin tin with at least 12 liners.
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the brownie batter into the muffin tins.
Bake the brownies for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool the muffins completely and refrigerate them for several hours.
Serve and enjoy! Store them in your refrigerator.

Servings: 12

Heart-Shaped Health Foods

Rather than choosing candy or other sweet treats, cut the following healthier options into heart shapes for your family or friends this Valentine’s Day!

Sliced cheese
Peanut butter or tuna sandwiches
Sliced apples, strawberries, watermelon, pears, bananas, or kiwi fruit
Protein pancakes
Healthy homemade pizza

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter if you’d like to simplify the process.

Pack heart-shaped items in your child’s lunch, or offer them as after-school (or work) snacks!

Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

Consider this healthy Valentine’s Day treat for your spouse or kids.

Chocolate-covered banana pops are much more nutritious than traditional Valentine’s Day sweet treats.


4 medium-ripe bananas
8 popsicle sticks
3 tablespoons of finely chopped nuts
6 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces


Peel and cut the bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick into each.
Put the bananas on a tray and cover them with plastic wrap.
Place the bananas in the freezer for about 3 hours.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water on low heat (stirring frequently).
Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass.
Coat each frozen banana with chocolate and roll it in the nuts.
Place the bananas on a tray covered in waxed paper.
Serve right away, or wrap the bananas with waxed paper or plastic wrap and freeze them (for up to two weeks).

Servings: 8

Fruit Kabobs with Greek Yogurt

Consider fruit kabobs dipped in strawberry- or cherry-flavored Greek yogurt as a healthy Valentine’s Day treats this year!

Place your choice of the following fruits on skewers:

Banana slices
Kiwi fruit
Heart-shaped watermelon
Fresh pineapple chunks
Melon cubes
Another favorite fruit

Dip each skewer in Greek yogurt and enjoy!

Mocha Cherry Smoothie

Rather than serving traditional coffee on Valentine’s Day this year, go above and beyond for your significant other with this mocha cherry smoothie recipe packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals!


1/2 cup of frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup of cold-brew coffee
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons of chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon of almond butter
1-2 drops of liquid Stevia (optional)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend them until smooth.
Add Stevia (optional), transfer the smoothie to a glass, and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Healthy Valentine’s Berry Smoothie

To create a simple breakfast or healthy between-meal snack, consider this nutritious berry smoothie recipe for your kids this Valentine’s Day!


1 cup of organic milk or plant milk
1/2 cup of organic yogurt
1/2 cup of frozen berries
1/2 cup of ice


Place all ingredients in a blender and puree them until smooth.
Divide the mixture between two glasses, top each with additional raspberries or strawberries if you’d like, and enjoy!

Servings: 2

Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t feel like you have to give (or receive) sweet treats this Valentine’s Day.

In fact, many Valentine’s-related gifts have nothing to do with food.

Consider the following non-treat gift ideas.

Home Delivery Meal Service

Do you want to skip dining out this Valentine’s Day or give the gift of healthy eating all year?

Consider healthy home delivery services that bring healthy meals or ingredients right to your doorstep!

Examples include Freshly, Daily Harvest, Snap Kitchen, and more.

You can save time grocery shopping without worrying about choosing unhealthy ingredients.

Gym Membership

Give the Valentine’s Day gift of a gym membership for your loved one (and yourself) to get motivated to stay active.

Even if you don’t commit to a membership, consider trial passes or individual classes.

If you’d rather not hit the gym, try some of our great Fit Mother Project workouts!

You can get fit, burn fat, sculpt your body, and increase energy from the comfort of your home.

Instant Pot

An Instant Pot combines pressure cooking with slow cooking.

Using it can make healthy dinner prep a breeze.

Along with the gift of a pressure cooker for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, try Fit Mother Project Instant Pot recipes!

They’re simple, healthy, and delicious.

Air Fryer

Air fryers offer the same sensational flavor and texture as fried foods but without the extra calories.

These fryers can roast or bake foods to crisp them without the oil or batter used in deep frying.

You can air fry vegetables, meats, potatoes, and much more!

Fitness Tracker

Using fitness trackers and health apps like a Fitbit or Apple Watch makes an excellent Valentine’s Day gift idea.

These items make it easier to adopt healthy lifestyle habits and maintain them for life.

Fitness trackers can track calories burned, steps taken, distances completed, and more!

Non-Food Kids’ Gifts

If you’re looking for non-treat gift ideas for your kids and their friends, consider the following: jump ropes, stuffed animals, arts and crafts, puzzles, games, bracelets, stickers, or small toys.

Any non-food gifts that keep your kids entrained and put smiles on their faces are a win!

Couples Massage

Looking for a way for you and your significant other to relax and unwind?

Consider the gift of a couples massage, pedicure, or a day at the spa.

You can also give your loved one a massage yourself!

Massage offers numerous health and wellness benefits.

Examples include stress relief, chronic pain reduction, enhanced healing, and less anxiety and depression.

Fun Activities or Getaways

If you’re searching for fun, family-oriented Valentine’s Day activities that keep your body moving, consider the following:

Valentine’s Day scavenger hunts
A hotel getaway with a pool, hot tub, and workout area
Outdoor biking, hiking, skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, or snowshoeing
An escape room
Walking or exercise-based video games
Vacation swimming or horseback riding
Roller skating
Trampoline park jumping

If you don’t want to spend extra money on a vacation getaway, there are plenty of fun ways to keep your body moving (indoors and outdoors) on a staycation without traveling far from home!

Flavored Coffee or Tea

Coffee and tea are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants.

These beverages can energize you, enhance fat-burning, increase your metabolism, and contribute to healthy weight management.

Rather than choosing traditional Valentine’s Day sweet treats this season, give the gift of gourmet, flavored coffee or tea to the one you love!

Avoid brands containing added sugar.

The Gift of Good Health

Give you and your loved ones the best gift of all — and long and healthy life!

Check out Fit Father and Fit Mother Supplements, or go all-in with the Fit Family Bundle!

Doing so can help you eat healthier, work out harder, and reach or maintain a healthy weight.

You can look better, feel better, and live longer!

Erin Coleman
B.S. – Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

Erin Coleman is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 15 years of freelance writing experience.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning her career in medical content writing, Erin worked as Health Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Internal Medicine.

Her published work appears on hundreds of health and fitness websites, and she’s currently working on publishing her first book! Erin is a wife, and a Mom to two beautiful children.

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