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Heart-Shaped Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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Are you planning to make treats for Valentine’s Day? Heart-shaped foods help make the occasion a bit more special. We have gathered up some of our favorite creative recipes so you can show your loved ones how much you appreciate them. Seeing these fun and festive foods will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

12 Easy, Heart-Shaped Recipes for Valentine’s Day:

Heart Shaped Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treats
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Strawberry Nutella Poptarts
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Raspberry Macarons – The Italian Method
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Heart Shaped Strawberry Hand Pies
easy-heart-shaped-strawberry-hand-piesGet the recipe from Well Plated.


Valentine’s Day Raspberry Rolls
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Easy to Make a Valentine’s Heart Shaped Pizza the Kids will Love
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Watermelon Heart Fruit Salad
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Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
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Pink Heart Meringues Bites
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Heart Pancakes
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Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cookies
heart-shaped-cookiesGet the recipe from The Semisweet Sisters.


Chocolate Raspberry Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
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Planning to make one of these recipes? Tag us on Instagram @EatSmartProducts with the hashtag #eatsmartlivesmart. We’d love to see it and regram you!

Do-It-Yourself Edible Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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This Valentine’s Day, skip giving loved ones another tired box of heart shaped chocolates and surprise them with a homemade treat! Your Valentine will be impressed with these delicious, thoughtful gifts and touched that you took the time to make something just for them. Need some inspiration on what to make? Here’s a list of our favorite edible Valentine’s Day gifts.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Shaped Marshmallows

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Get the recipe from Smashed Peas and Carrots.


Mango Passion Jam

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Raw Chocolate Raspberry Slice

2-raspberry sliceGet the recipe from Frankie’s Feast.


Pomegranate and Coconut Chocolate Bark

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Get the recipe from Dessert for Two.


No Bake Red Velvet Protein Barsred-velvet-protein-bars-5

 Get the recipe from The Big Man’s World.


Dipped and Decorated Pretzelspink-dipped-decorated-pretzel-twists

Get the recipe from 5 Minutes from Mom.


Fruit Bouquets

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Get the recipe from Salmon at Seven.


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Get the recipe from Chocolate & Carrots.


Five Minute Bailey’s Fudge Sauce

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Get the recipe from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.


Strawberry Applesauce

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Get the recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling.


Pistachio Fruit and Yogurt Trail Mix5

Get the recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil.


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Get the recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.


Sweet Potato Crackerssweet-potato-crackers-recipe-easy-healthy-recipe-for-kids

Get the recipe from Merriment Design.


3 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate BarsHomemade-Chocolate-Bars-My-Whole-Food-Life

Get the recipe from My Whole Food Life.


Do you have a favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea you would like to share? Share it with us on Instagram by tagging us, @EatSmartProducts. Use the hashtag #getleanin2016 to enter our weekly Instagram giveaway!

5-Minute Lentil Tomato Salad

Did you know February is Heart Health Month?  Here at EatSmart, we are dedicated to bettering the lives of our customers through encouraging a healthy lifestyle.  We encourage our readers to learn more about living a heart-healthy life by visiting and exploring the American Heart Association website.

To do our part in celebrating Heart Health Month, EatSmart will be sharing heart-healthy recipes throughout the month of February.  This 5-Minute Lentil Tomato Salad, developed by Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer, which is loaded with lentils, a high fiber food known to reduce the risk of Heart disease, is a great way to kick off the month.  Enjoy!

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Ingredients
15 oz. can lentils
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup white wine vinegar (or white balsamic vinegar)
1/8 cup chives (optional)
Salt to taste
Other additions: olive oil, basil, parsley, etc.

Click here for preparation instructions from The Garden Grazer.

The recipe is courtesy of Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer.  Kaitlin is vegetable enthusiast who loves animals, nature, matcha, positivity, kindness, and colorful food!  Stop by her website for lots of healthy recipes!

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

valentinesday-healthy-treats-recipesValentine’s Day brings to mind chocolates, flowers, candy and romantic dinners. There is something wonderful about sharing sweet treats and delicious meals with someone you love. It is possible to celebrate with some yummy and healthy treats and meals. We have rounded up some healthier recipes for you to share with those special people in your life. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, your kids or a romantic date, we have a recipe for that!

Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters

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Salted Caramel Vegan Cheesecake

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Whole Wheat Banana Pecan Pancakes

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Vegan Chocolate-Covered Cherries

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Almond Joy Chia Pudding

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Get the recipe from Carrots ‘N’ Cake


Mini Lemon Curd Tarts

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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Petite Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups

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Wishing you a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day!

The Perfect Edible Valentine Gift – Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The celebration of Valentine’s Day brings along with it many sugary temptations including;

  • Mazes of chocolates nestled in beautiful red boxes
  • Tiny candy hearts covered in love notes
  • Heart shaped red PEEPS (seems to me that these Peeps do not miss a holiday)
  • Red Foil Hershey Kisses…..You get the idea– the list goes on and on.

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One sensible way to avoid these high sugar confections is to make your own Chocolate Dipped Strawberries—-so yummy your sweetheart will love you for your efforts.  Let’s keep in mind that the centerpiece of this glorious combination is the nutrient -rich strawberry, an excellent source of Vitamin C and packed with antioxidants. Dipped in  heart healthy dark chocolate (minimum 70 percent cocoa)—you now have a much healthier but OH SO TASTY treat.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

All you will need is two ingredients:

  • 18-20 large fresh, strawberries (preferably organic)
  • 8-10 ounces (225 – 285 grams) of good quality, dark or bittersweet chocolate, rated 70%, chopped coarse

For the full recipe please visit the blog, A Food Centric Life.

The hard part is eating just one or two.  Pictured below is a 150 calorie serving (approximate) weighed using the EatSmart Precision Elite Kitchen Scale.

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Are you making your own healthy Valentine’s Day treats?  Please share in the comments below.

About the Author: Maria Geronimo is the Public Relations Director at EatSmart Products.

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