Sweet treats can be healthy, too! With Valentine's Day coming up, we're all searching for the perfect date-night ideas. Whether you're going out to your favorite steakhouse or making a home-cooked meal, chocolate-covered strawberries are always a great option!
Making them at home is easy, and since you control what goes into them, healthy options are possible. Forgoing dessert on Valentine's Day doesn't sound romantic at all, so buy yourself the freshest strawberries you can find and you've got a worthy post-dinner snack already. Dunk them in a low-sugar, dairy-free chocolate, and you can indulge to your heart's content — after gifting them to your Valentine, that is.
I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips — they're gluten and dairy free and don't contain any artificial ingredients. Or choose your favorite dark chocolate, like 85% Lindt Excellence — yum!
To make the dipping chocolate, melt down the chips and add some coconut oil for the right smoothness and consistency. To garnish the chocolate-covered strawberries, consider some coconut butter — it adds just the right tasty and beautiful contrast. If you don't have coconut butter, give almond butter a try! No almond butter? Crumble some chopped pistachios or pecans on top while the chocolate is still wet. So many possibilities!
To find more Paleo, low-carb and gluten-free recipes, check out Tasteaholics.com, where I post healthy — and delicious — recipes.
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