Healthier Valentines Day Snacks

February 11, 2014

Everywhere you turn this month, there are boxes of chocolates, conversation hearts and other sweet confections.

For those looking for a healthier solution, alternative Valentine’s Day treats are a great solution. Sugar-free candy, dried fruits, and especially nuts can be just as festive and delicious this Valentine’s Day. Though this holiday is often associated with rich, decadent foods, you can find plenty of delicious treats to devour without putting your health at risk. The following are some alternatives from Tropical Foods:

1. Nuts
Unlike sugary treats,nuts are one of the most satisfying snack options and they are also a great, flavorful treat to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Nuts are a healthy snack packed with proteins that you don’t have to feel guilty about. Choose from some of our favorite snack mixes or make your own mix of nuts and seeds.

2. Dried Fruit
It’s natural to think of sweets on Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget how sweetly satisfying fruits can be. Dried fruit options like cherries, pineapple, mango, and kiwi are a delicious alternative to the traditional chocolate and candy. For added sweetness, try drizzling your favorite dried and fresh fruits with Dip & Devour, available in milk, dark, and white flavors.

3. Sugar-Free Candy
If you must have candy this Valentine’s Day, consider buying sugar-free candy. You’ll still get the sugary taste, without the added sugar. Options include sugar-free truffles, caramels, chocolate almonds and much more.

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