Hello Friends – happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!!
Looking to make a something special for your Valentine this Tuesday? Is that Valentine maybe a little “figure conscious” or has some dietary restrictions? Don’t you worry – I’ve got your back!!!
Having been Gluten Free for 8+ years (Celiacs) and liking to eat vegan and paleo options, I have picked my “Top 3” healthy…ish GF, Vegan, and Paleo delights that are sure to show your Valentine just how much you care!
Psst – all these recipes are brought to you from my favorite food app – Yummly, Pinterest, and of course, my favorite GF cookbook “How Can it be Gluten Free” from America’s Test Kitchen.
Cupcakes anyone? If your sweet heart is a free spirit who likes to keep things “chill” try these DELICIOUS cupcakes (see the book listed above) for a decadent treat that is both simple to make and easy on the wallet!
I know this isn’t necessarily… how shall we say it “special” but I LOVE decorating sugar cookies and being able to eat them, well that alone would be a great Valentine’s gift!
Looking for something with a higher nutrient count? Try this BEAUTIFUL and delicious parfait! p.s. this guy is GF, Vegan, and Paleo! That’s what I would call a “triple score!” ;D
This decadent pudding is full of healthy fats and plenty of flavor to tantalize your taste buds!
Let’s talk – is this not one of the most STUNNING deserts that you have ever seen??! This is a decadent key lime & blackberry cheese cake! And let’s be honest, few things say “Valentine’s Day” as well as chocolate, flowers, and CHEESE CAKE!!
Like Almond Joy’s? Try this homemade version! Perfect for the person who doesn’t like to cook/ bake and just wants to keep things simple this Valentines Day!
Eaten by itself, on a paleo cookie – or between 2 – these mini heart pavlovas are sure to hit the right note on your pallet! BONUS – they are only 60 calories each!!
White chocolate raspberry balls of pure joy!! This is a treat your sweet heart is sure to remember.
Is your valentine more into savory rather than sweet? Try these cinnamon sauteed pears and apples! INSIDER TRICK: I sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on mine for a kick and eat with a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream – DEEELICIOUS! 😀
Since it is February and all, why not try this “pretty-in-pink” hot chocolate?? This is the perfect way to dress up a winter classic for that special someone on this special day!
Tip: Don’t drink coffee? Me neither. Try adding a raspberry extract instead and some melted dark chocolate instead! It saves money and will be AMAZING – trust me!
What are you going to try?? Let me know if the comments below! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Ashley M. 😀