10 Waist-Friendly Desserts for Valentine’s Day

bouquet-garden-2Living a healthy life is a major theme in my life — and my family’s life — these days. It wasn’t long ago that I had a hard time meshing my recipe development and my desire to be healthy. In fact, I struggled with it for a long time. Wanting to create good, tasty, craveworthy recipes just seemed to clash with wanting to be thin and feel good. I couldn’t figure out how to make them work together …

But then a few months ago, I had an epiphany. Actually, it was more of a mind shift. I managed to shake myself loose from the idea that to be good, a recipe needed to be built without calories or fat in mind. Man, was I wrong. And once I wrapped my head around that, I was able to start developing, cooking and writing about foods the way that I really want to eat.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I have been thinking a lot about what to make and serve. Ultimately, I don’t want to abandon our hard-fought changes for any one day, so I am taking a healthy approach to the whole thing … even dessert.

I’m not exactly sure what we’ll be having yet … but I think one of these desserts could be the perfect fit.

10 Waist-Friendly Desserts for Valentine’s Day

P.S. I had the most lovely surprise this morning. My former editor, Helen Bennett Harvey, featured my blog on her vegetarian-themed New Haven Register blog, Vegging Out. She said the sweetest things … but I encourage you to read her other insightful posts that are sure to get you thinking about your food choices. Thank you so much, Helen!!

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