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Kid-Friendly Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

What do you have planned for Valentine’s day? Valentine’s day during the week makes it harder to sneak out on a date night so we usually opt to go before or after. Both my husband and I, always enjoy a good dessert. However, we are watching our weight, dessert has to be accounted for and worked into our daily calorie limits. Depending on our daily calorie intake, will depend if we indulge. These healthy Valentine’s day desserts canĀ be worked into our daily calorie limits and allow us to enjoy our dessert without the guilt.

This year, I don’t want to have to pass up eating my Valentine’s day dessert. Pinterest is my favorite go-to place to search for healthy recipes, including these healthy Valentine’s day desserts.

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

There is no reason that you need to blow your diet or even give up dessert if you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight this year. Check out healthy Valentine’s Day desserts.

Valentine’s Day Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark

Photo Credit: Amanda at The Nutritionist Reviews

This festive frozen yogurt bark is a healthy alternative to the typical Valentine’s day desserts. Pick up your favorite vanilla or strawberry yogurt, fresh strawberries, and dark chocolate. While Amanda, at The Nutritionist Reviews, added coconut to her Valentine’s day frozen yogurt bark. This yogurt bark is super versatile so you can add more fruit, small Valentine’s day candy, or even festive sprinkles. Head over to The Nutritionist Reviews for the full recipe and directions here.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Teddy Bear Bites

Photo Credit: Holly at Productive Pete

For this fun and festive Valentine’s day dessert, head to your favorite grocery store. Pick up a box of Teddy Grahams and Valentine’s Day M&Ms. These are super easy to make whether you are making them a fun treat for your kids or you can even make these during your child’s Valentine’s Day class party. You can use homemade icing or for parties, you can buy icing that you can pipe on the M&Ms. For full directions please visit Productive Pete here.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs

Photo Credit: Jenn at Princess Pinky Girl

These chocolate-covered strawberry ladybugs are a fun twist of chocolate-covered strawberries. They are super simple to make and you only need a few items. While at the grocery store, pick up a package of fresh strawberries, Wilton chocolate melts, black licorice vines, and Wilton eyeballs. For directions on how to make these cute ladybugs, visit Princess Pinky Girl here.

Frozen Strawberry Chocolate Yogurt Bark

Photo Credit: Renee at Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

This is similar to the first recipe; however, it uses larger chunks of strawberries and melted dark chocolate drizzled over the top. For this recipe, you need plain greek yogurt and honey or agave to add sweetness to taste. You can find the recipe on Renee’s Kitchen Adventures here.

Vegan No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Arman at The Big Man’s World

This vegan no-churn strawberry ice cream is the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s day. The best thing about making this ice cream, it only requires 3 ingredients. To make it you will need coconut milk, frozen strawberries, maple syrup, and xantham gum (optional). For the recipe and directions please visit Arman at The Big Man’s World here.

Valentine’s Day Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Tarts (Bite-Sized)

Photo Credit: Whitney at Whitney E. RD.

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. But when you are trying to watch your weight or cut back on sweets, these bite-sized cheesecake tarts are perfect. You get your dessert in a healthy portion, as long as you don’t eat more than one or two, and satisfy your cravings. Visit Whitney E. RD. for full recipe and directions here.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

Photo Credit: Two Healthy Kitchens

Do your kids love popsicles or ice cream? These chocolate-covered strawberry frozen greek yogurt bites are a healthy alternative to other high-calorie Valentine’s Day desserts. Please visit Two Healthy Kitchens for the recipe and directions here.

Froyo Berry Bites

Photo Credit: SkinnyMs

Are you looking for a healthy Valentine’s day dessert that won’t weigh you down? The kids will also enjoy these froyo berry bites and you can go for a mom win. I love treats that contain yogurt and fruit. It makes it super easy to sneak in an extra serving of protein and fruit into your child’s dessert. They won’t notice a difference and you don’t have to feel guilty if you consume a few too. Get the full recipe and directions here.

Heart Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Photo Credit: Dorthy at Crazy for Crust

This is a healthy dessert to serve your family and they likely won’t realize that you have added the best heart-healthy ingredient: avocados. This creamy, smooth dessert will satisfy the sweet tooth without the guilt of eating regular mousse. Visit Crazy for Crust for the recipe and directions here.

Chocolate-Mousse Filled Strawberries

Photo Credit: Jenny Sugar at PopSugar

This chocolate mousse is also filled with healthy ingredients and doesn’t contain eggs or milk. Simply make the mousse and then pipe it into the strawberries. For the recipe and directions visit PopSugar here.

Healthy Banana Split

Photo Credit: Diana at Eating Richly

This healthy banana split can make the perfect Valentine’s day dessert or even a breakfast favorite. Instead, of topping this banana split with sugar-laden ice-cream, substitute it with your favorite flavor of low-fat greek yogurt. Visit Eating Richly to find the recipe and directs to make this healthy Valentine’s day dessert here.

Chocolate Pom Poms

Photo Credit: Chelsea Lupkin on Delish

These miniature chocolate pom poms are the perfect healthy Valentine’s day dessert. Not only do you get your chocolate but it is bursting with pomegranate flavor. Yes, you could even substitute the pomegranate for other fruits too. For complete recipe and directions please visit here.

Fruit and FroYo Bites

Photo Credit: Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie

Healthy Valentine’s day desserts don’t have to be boring. Grab a heart-shaped silicone tray (aff link) and make these fruit and froyo bites. Add your fruit to the silicone tray and then pipe your favorite flavor of yogurt over the fruit. Then freeze. Please visit The Decorated Cookie for full instructions here.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You can’t go wrong making these heart-shaped chocolate-covered strawberries for your spouse or significant other. Making your own is super easy too. To make these heart-shaped chocolate-covered strawberries please visit TipBuzz here.

Chocolate and Raspberry Chia Pudding

Photo Credit: Maria Ushakova

Chia seeds are a super popular superfood that is loaded with nutritional value. You can use them in a wide variety of ways but the most popular way to consume them is to make chia pudding. Make this special chocolate and raspberry chia pudding just in time for a healthy Valentine’s day dessert. For the full recipe and directions, please visit Maria Ushakova here.

Strawberry Chocolate Sweetheart Smoothie

Photo Credit: Lauren at The Schmidty Wife

Wake up and make these delicious strawberry chocolate sweetheart smoothie for your wife or significant other. She will be impressed and will love that this smoothie won’t weigh her down. Plus, the kids will love it too. For the full recipe and directions please visit The Schmidty Wife here.

Chocolate Dessert Cups (Low Car, Paleo, Vegan)

Photo Credit: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Do you love getting chocolate for Valentine’s day? Instead, of eating a bunch of unhealthy treats or dessert, give this healthy Valentine’s Day dessert a try. The chocolate will fill your sweet tooth while leaving you satisfied. Please visit Lexi’s Clean Kitchen here for directions.

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Photo Credit: Christy

As you can tell Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite healthy dessert choices for Valentine’s day. You can find the recipe and directions here.

What type of dessert do you normally enjoy on Valentine’s day? Is there a healthy Valentine’s day desserts that you think would be a better choice?

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Christy has three children. She has over 22 years of parenting experience, including parenting as a young mom, a single parent, and dealing with chronic illness/pain. When she isn't writing, you can find her coloring, playing Candy Crush, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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15 Comments

  1. There are so many good desserts that my kids and family will love. I have to try the vegan options and the frozen yogurt bark for my son.

  2. Well, now I’m hungry. These all look incredible. I can’t wait to make some with my kids!

  3. I love all of these healthy dessert ideas. I’m off to pin that yogurt bark, I need it for me!

  4. Delicious! I would be happy with each of these myself. I think little fingers could help make most of these, too.

  5. Well, I must be a kid because I could eat every one of those recipes.

  6. I would like all of these and so would my kids (at any age!) I’m happy to see so many vegan options too.

  7. I had no idea that there were so many kid-friendly Valentine’s Day treats to enjoy. I’ll have to try to whip up a few with my oldest on Valentine’s Day for her brothers and her.

  8. Chris T. Hoov says:

    These treats are so cute and appetizing, I love the strawberry lady bugs, it so cute. Can’t wait to make a batch for Valentines.. šŸ˜Š

  9. Hmm yum! These Kid friendly healthy Valentines day desserts look sooo cute and yummy. It’sreally mouthwatering. Kids will love them.

  10. Ruth I says:

    Wow, I am very impressed. These are all great looking ideas. Makes my heart warm.

  11. I am not a kid but i would love to have this Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark!!

  12. These all look amazing. I bet my kids are going to love making some of these. We can’t wait for Valentine’s Day.

  13. The chocolate strawberry ladybugs are adorable. I can see several recipes in this list that I’m going to want to make!

  14. These all look so good. I am going to have to make a list and make a new one every few days lol.

  15. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    These Kid-Friendly Healthy Valentineā€™s Day Desserts look soooo yummy licious! I’m sure my son will be one of those kids who will love these.

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