14 Indulgent Valentine's Day Recipes for Any Mood | Dietitian-Approved Date Night Treats

A dazzling list of recipes that will make your Valentine's Day much sweeter! From decadent red-velvet cupcakes, mouthwatering strawberry shortcake bars, and low-sugar mocktails – we’ve got you covered! There's something for everyone and your special someone on this list!



1. Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Red velvet– do I need to say more? These cupcakes are guaranteed to make your V-day that much sweeter. In addition to the pick-me-up, you also get folate, vitamin C, and potassium. For the full recipe, click here!


2. Cupid’s Vanilla Berry Smoothie

Here’s your chance to start your valentines day off with a bit of love! I can’t think of a better way to start your morning. This beautiful pink smoothie is amazingly creamy and sweet. Click ​​here for the recipe!


3. Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Now, for those of you who prefer chocolate, this is the perfect way to start your valentines day! This smoothie is packed with dark chocolate, greek yogurt, and strawberries, making it the perfect valentines day breakfast! Click here for the full recipe!


4. No Sugar Added Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Are you looking for a refreshing mocktail to pair with dinner? Don’t let the winter blues get in the way of you that! This lemonade will be sure to remind you of those beautiful summer days. Click here for the full recipe!


5. No-Bake Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten-Free Paleo)

Strawberry shortcake is a classic! This recipe is creamy, hearty, and satisfying, but is made with wholesome ingredients! Click here for this recipe!


6. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes

If you’re looking for something a little more nutritionally dense, this recipe

is for you! Chickpeas are packed with protein, fibre, and iron. This would be perfect for cupcake decorating.


7. Adorable Heart Fruit Skewers

If you are looking for something light, but fun! Or, something you can bring to a corporate event, maybe a kid's function, this is the recipe for you! Click here for the full recipe.


8. Sugar-Free Red Velvet Couple’s Mug Cake

If you’re looking for something quick at the end of the day to share with your lover, this mug cake is for you, love birds! It is packed with coconut flour and flaxseed, which will give you an extra boost of fibre. Click here for the full recipe


9. Pink Elegant Cinnamon Beet Pancakes

I don’t know about you, but pancakes are my favourite way to start the day. These pancakes are healthy, colourful creation that will make a great start to your V-day! Click here for the full recipe!


10. Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites

Looking for a gluten-free, vegan, or paleo alternative this Valentine's Day? These bites will not disappoint you! They are packed with cashew butter, almond flour, and most importantly, chocolate chips! Click here for the full recipe!


11. Honey-Crisp Apple Roses

A healthy twist on the classic apple pie! Made with apples, croissant dough, cinnamon, and apricot preserves. Click here for the recipe!


12. Heart-Shaped Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

This hearty recipe is full of oats, flaxseed, honey, cinnamon, and raspberry. There is enough love to spread for everyone! Click here for the recipe!


13. Raspberry Carmel Chocolate Cups

Nothing is better than chocolate cups on Valentine’s day. This recipe is simple! It only includes 4 wholesome ingredients: Raspberry, chocolate, dates, and coconut oil. You must give this a try! You can find the recipe here!


14. No-Bake Dipped Strawberry Macaroons

This recipe is infused with nutty robust coconut flavours! It is the perfect combination of texture and sweetness! You can find the recipe here!


Which recipes will you be making this V-Day? Share them with me in the comments!


This article was written in collaboration with Jenn Zubair, a third-year nutritional science student, and RD2B.

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