Sweeten your Valentine’s Day with these treats

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while it may be tempting to buy a prepared dessert for the occasion, consider trying these healthy recipes from dietitians at Baylor College of Medicine.


Apple crisp

An average slice of apple pie with ice cream is 400 calories. At 190 calories per serving (recipe makes eight servings), this apple crisp will please your sweet tooth without the added calories.

No-guilt oatmeal cookies

Want to satisfy your cookie craving with a healthy twist? Try these oatmeal cookies from the Sugar, Heart and Life program at Baylor.

Low-calorie fudgy brownies

If you and your valentine are chocolate lovers, this recipe is for you. At 100 calories per serving, these fudgy brownies are a delicious treat with little added sugar.

Pumpkin spice cake

Have some extra canned pumpkin in the kitchen cupboard? Try this simple pumpkin spice cake recipe from Roberta Anding, registered dietitian at Baylor.

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