Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a healthy twist. Registered Dietitian Mia Syn, MS, RD shares fun food tips for the official day of red and pink!
I am so excited to announce that I am the new host of Good Food Friday on ABC’s Low Country Live!
This Friday we celebrated Valentine’s Day. I brought some DELICIOUS and FUN foods to enjoy the holiday – with a healthy twist.
Healthier chocolates we can enjoy for Valentine’s Day
A healthier alternative to your traditional boxed chocolates that tastes just as good are dark chocolate covered chickpeas. They are lower in sugar and also provide plant protein and fiber.
Make Valentine’s Day Desserts that are both festive and healthy
I use RED organic super foods to make some festive Valentine’s Day goodies. Goji berries and goji berry powder are surprisingly high in protein while their pomegranate powder, is a great source of vitamin C. These are considered “super foods”, which is a general, non-medical term often used to describe foods that have a high level of nutrients relative to the amount of calories they contain. This is made apparent by reading the nutrition facts label. I used these to make a pomegranate parfait and goji berries cookies!
Festive and functional Valentine’s Day Beverages
You can make your Valentine’s Day beverages healthy and delicious by sweetening them with pink and red fruits instead of sugar.I made a Valentine’s Day punch using organic grapefruit juice. Make sure that the label says that there is no added sugar or preservatives. Grapefruit juice is also high in vitamin C, important for skin and immune health.
You can watch more tips on ABC WCIV-TV!