The 10 Healthiest Valentine's Day Desserts, According to Dietitian
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show that special someone in your life just how much you care by whipping up a delicious dinner.
Of course, you'll want to follow that with a divine dessert that will make the meal more than just a little memorable—but one that won't leave you feeling super-stuffed and sluggish. That's why you should opt for one of the following Valentine's Day desserts that are both impressively fresh and good for you. Keep reading for the recipes, and then, check out 22 Meals to Melt Belly Fat in 2022.
Caramel Date Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Add a deliciously cool touch to your Valentine's Day meal with this chilly dessert. Eat This, Not That! medical review board member Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC, offers her recipe for caramel date chocolate chunk ice cream that just so happens to serve two.
Get her recipe for Caramel Date Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream.
Sticky Toffee Date Cake
If there's ever a time to indulge in a wonderfully ooey-gooey, scrumptiously messy dessert it's Valentine's Day! That's why this sticky toffee date cake—which has less than 250 calories per serving—is such a perfect date night option as well as a sublime choice for a dessert that's part of a romantic dining experience. The vanilla, dark brown sugar, nutmeg, and fruit are just a few ingredients that make this dessert so pleasantly sweet.
Get our recipe for Sticky Toffee Date Cake.
Warm Banana Split in a Rum Sauce
Dip into a classic dessert with this warm banana split. While it features the refreshing fruit and tempting toppings that you desire—such as vanilla ice cream and toasted pecans as well as dark chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce—our recipe has just a third of the calories that you'll find in one from Baskin-Robbins. It also happens to have a kick of rum which makes it a very adult Valentine's Day dessert.
Get our recipe for Warm Banana Split in a Rum Sauce.
Poached Pears With Spiced Chocolate Sauce
Poached pears are always a great idea if you're looking for a special dessert. Of course, our recipe is ideal for Valentine's Day thanks to the fact that it's served with a spiced chocolate sauce that's just as rich and rewarding as your romance. With just 217 calories per serving and a pressure cooker helping you prepare this perfect dessert that includes nutmeg, cinnamon, and even wine among other heavenly ingredients, you may want to make these for every special occasion.
Get our recipe for Poached Pears With Spiced Chocolate Sauce.
Molten Chocolate Cake
Your date will melt over this molten chocolate cake! Easier to prepare than you might expect, exquisite enough to impress your loved one, and just 320 calories, this could very well become your signature Valentine's Day dessert. You should also note that along with the lusciously fluffy chocolate cake and equally enticing chocolate filling, you can also add either coffee or espresso for an extra hint of flavor (one that might leave you both buzzing).
Get our recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake.
Easy, Low-Calorie Tiramisu
You and your date will want to lick up every last morsel of this tiramisu and you'll be able to do so without worrying about what's inside thanks to the fact that it swaps out egg yolks and mascarpone for egg whites and cream cheese—which are both whipped to light and fluffy perfection. While our recipe is enough to feed four, that just means you and your special someone can save some for the day after.
Get our recipe for Easy, Low-Calorie Tiramisu.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Bananas
Along with benefiting from the healthy aspects of both bananas and dark chocolate, you'll surely appreciate that these dipped treats only contain 261 calories. You'll also love that you can snazz them up for Valentine's Day with additions like shredded coconut, almonds, sea salt, cookie crumbs, mini candies, or whatever happens to be your sweetie's favorite topping.
Get our recipe for Dark Chocolate Dipped Bananas.
Easy Fudgy Raspberry Brownie
The idea of a fudgy brownie is certainly alluring enough. Add the fact that this recipe boasts raspberries and lemon zest while also being low in calories and easy to make—we're talking minimal prep time and 20 to 25 minutes of baking time—this is a chocolatey dream come true. The special someone you share it with will undoubtedly agree!
Get our recipe for Easy Fudgy Raspberry Brownie.
Low-Calorie Espresso Granita
This granita recipe may only have 170 calories per serving—yes, under 200 calories—however, it's not lacking at all when it comes to taste. With espresso or a strongly brewed coffee (mmm), whipping topping (yum), and shaved dark chocolate (OMG), this Valentine's Day dessert has flavors that are layered, sweet, rich, and delightfully satisfying.
Get our recipe for Low-Calorie Espresso Granita.
Low-Calorie Ricotta Cheesecake With Warm Blueberries
Cheesecake is another classic dessert that might seem like it's an overly indulgent treat to have regularly. However, this low-calorie version which uses both ricotta and warm blueberries is a scrumptious way to have your cake and eat it too on Valentine's Day.
Get our recipe for Low-Calorie Ricotta Cheesecake With Warm Blueberries.
For more healthy ways to celebrate this romantic day, be sure to read 10 Valentine's Day Gifts for the Healthy Date.
More content from Recipes
- – 9 Worst Classic Holiday Desserts No One Makes Anymore—and for Good Reason
- – 9 Secrets for Baking the Best Cake That Only Pastry Chefs Know
- – 17 Classic Comfort Foods That Need To Make a Comeback
- – 7 Holiday Desserts You Can Enjoy if You Have High Blood Sugar
- – The Easiest 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe I've Used for Almost a Decade
- – Will Parchment Paper, Foil, or Non-Stick Spray Bake the Best Cookies? I Found Out
- – 9 One-Bowl Chocolate Recipes That Are Beyond Easy to Make
- – 20+ Old-Fashioned Midwestern Desserts to Try This Weekend