Guilt Free Valentines Day Treats
Published February 11, 2018
Who doesn’t love something sweet on Valentine’s Day?
It would be nice to enjoy the sweets on Valentine’s Day without the guilt.
The good news is that there are many ways to get your sweet fix and eat relatively healthy at the same time.
With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, here’s an idea for a dessert that is not only pretty but also easy to make.
Look for strawberries with the long stems attached for an added visual effect.
If you can’t find long stem strawberries, the normal variety will suffice.
Try to choose strawberries that are all one size if possible in order for this idea to look its best.
If you really want to go the extra mile, a good idea is to look for natural food colourings.
I managed to source two that I liked from Amazon.ca that are natural, non-GMO, plant-based food colourings. Look for Color Kitchen and Scrap Kitchen on Amazon and have them delivered to your door.
Start by purchasing a dozen strawberries.
You will also need plain Greek yogurt and some red food colouring.
If you prefer a flavored yogurt you can use that as well.
Clean any dirt off your strawberries and let them dry.
Set out four separate small bowls and add half a cup of yogurt to each bowl. Leave one, plain yogurt in one bowl and set aside.
Add two drops of the red food colouring to the next bowl, four drops to the next bowl and six drops to the final bowl.
They should all look slightly different and have an ascending colour order from plain white to bright pink.
Dip three of your strawberries into the plain bowl and set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Next, dip three more strawberries into the two-drop bowl, and the next three strawberries into the four-drop bowl, and the final three strawberries into the six-drop bowl.
Place them all on the cookie sheet and put into the freezer for an hour.
Remove them from the freezer and dip the strawberries one more time in their respective bowls.
This second step will coat any cracks that may have appeared after the first dipping.
Freeze the strawberries again for another hour before serving.
Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. bludogstagingandredesign.com