Heart Healthy Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! This Friday spread the love with a healthy vegan treat: Dark Chocolate Covered Figs. Dark chocolate offers healthy antioxidants which significantly decrease the amount of adverse effects of free radicals on regular physiological functions in the body. Fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants include pomegranates, berries, citrus, kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts. Millet and oats represent the grain group, while pinto beans and soy beans contain high levels for legumes. You can pre-make this recipe a day before the big date and store in your fridge. If your not a fan of figs try apricots, kiwi, bananas or even strawberries. The opportunities are endless...Enjoy!

Other healthy dessert alternatives to the recipes include smoothies, fruit Bars, pudding cups and fruit kabobs! 

Try a fruit smoothie with raspberries, strawberries and low-fat Greek yogurt, almond milk or OJ. Make your own frozen fruit bars by blending fruit then freezing them in Popsicle stick molds. You can also try pudding cups with your favorite pudding flavor, fresh fruit and cinnamon to taste. Don't forget kabobs either, by cutting up your favorite fruit and placing them on skewers. 

Happy Heart Healthy Valentines Day!