Monday, February 13, 2012

I love Valentine's Day. I always have. I usually don't even have an actual Valentine, and I still love it. To me, Valentines Day is a day to show all the people that you love, just how much you love them.  I still make Valentine's and pass them out like I'm 12. It's the best. I also like to make a list of the things that I LOVE...just as a reminder. That will come tomorrow :)

For today, I thought I'd throw out some ideas for how you can make your Valentine's Day full of love, and delicious too! 

Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
To make them into heart shapes bake them in cupcake liners and after you pour the batter in place one marble between the side of the cupcake tin and the liner, forcing it to bake into a heart shape.
Whip up some Whole Wheat Pancakes
My mom used to always make heart shaped pancakes with a cookie cutter. We also had a darling waffle iron that made heart shaped waffles. BUT if you don't want to go to the trouble of doing that dye the pancakes pink or use some berry topping to make them festive. 

Make Heart Shape Mini Meatloaf Muffins the same way that you would make the heart shaped zucchini muffins with the marble.
Go Italian with Chicken Scampi
add to that a side of some delicious 
Copycat Carrabbas Bread Dip
If you are looking for something to take to a party this beautiful Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips is TO DIE FOR.
or keep it red and festive with some whole grain chips and Homemade Salsa
I love these Fruit Kabobs Make your own angel food cake with some pink food coloring and use strawberries and raspberries to keep it pink and red. If you want to get real snazzy cut the angel food cake into mini hearts with a cookie cutter.
Cinnamon Bun Cake This is another one where you could use a cookie cutter to make these into heart shaped pieces! You could also dye the cake or the icing pink with a little bit of food coloring.
Another beautiful and delicious dessert that is always a hit, and could be made beautifully into Valentines day colors is this English Trifle. Chocolate lovers could sub fat free sugar free chocolate pudding for the usual banana or vanilla.
Of course, you absolutely cannot go wrong with my all time favorite Low Fat Zucchini Cookies.
Hopefully these ideas can help make your Vday Celebration fabulous, tasty, full of love, and healthy too! Are you planning on staying at home to cook or are you going out for a night on the town? What is your favorite Valentines day treat? 
Also...Happy Bday to my darling Janae!! LOVE YOU GIRL!! 


Marissa said...

I also love Valentine's day even though I usually find myself without a hot date. But dedicating a day to wearing pink and telling all my loved ones how much they mean to me (and having an excuse to eat sweet treats) is close to perfect.

Suz and Allan said...

The trifle looks really good! That's one of our favorite things to make when we get together with Allan's family.

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