A Healthy Valentine’s Recipe Round-Up

I love doing these recipe Round-Ups! As a blogger, getting to “share” a post with other bloggers is kind of like having a party with them. What’s not fun about that? And, even better, readers get the benefit of having recipes they can trust to be grain-free, legume-free and refined sugar-free (most are dairy-free too) recipes for special times in their lives!

This post is all about Valentine’s Day. It’s a day of love. And as corny as it is, or as frustrating as it has become because of the mass marketing piranhas, it (like most holidays) is special in our family. Cole told me the other day how excited he was to get to celebrate the people he loves in his life. His class knows he helped write a book and he’s excited to share “one of his treats” from it with them. We ordered DIY “treat bag toppers” for Cole and Finian to give to their friends paleo treats instead of store bought goodies.

Finian even got to make a Valentine card in school and took a class field trip at the post office to put them in the mail! It’s activities like these that allow our family to take the holiday back and claim it as our own. We’re learning. We’re creating. We’re thinking of and loving other people. We don’t need red plastic boxes and over priced store-bought cards. We can make them ourselves as a symbol for how much we admire, care for or love someone in our lives. If that’s something you too strive to achieve, I’m hopeful these recipes from some fantastic bloggers are here to make it easier!

Not Sugar Cookies with Almond “Cream Cheese” Frosting by Healthy Living How To

Chocolate and Raspberry Pot de Creme by The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate


Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies with a Strawberry “Cream Cheese” Filling by Real Sustenance

 

Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups with Strawberry Cream from The Foodie and the Family

 

Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Cake by Clean Eats in the Zoo

 

Sweetheart Cupcakes with Naturally Tinted Frosting by Clean Eats in the Zoo

Apple Cider Paleo Donuts by Paleo Spirit

Multiply Delicious provides two recipes! First, Chocolate Coconut Doughnuts and then Dark Chocolate Fruit Hearts!

 

Almond and Coconut Truffle Tart by Neo Homesteading

Meyer Lemon Raspberry Tart from Urban Poser

Shirley from Gluten Free Easily hosted her own Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts (lots of recipes over there!),
of which she shared Almond Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pomegranate Sherbert.

And we contributed FOUR new recipes

Super Simple Paleo(ish) White Chocolate for White Chocolate Strawberry Velvet Cake Balls by Paleo Parents

and Mexican Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Bean Frosting by Paleo Parents

You could also use the Vanilla Bean Frosting on our Brown Velvet Cupcakes or Vanilla Apple Cupcakes.
You could also make our German Chocolate Cake Balls or a white chocolate version of coconut candies, yum!

From all of us bloggers, we sincerely hope you take this otherwise monetized, industrialized and capitalized fru-fru holiday as an opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones.
After all, they say a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!

And don’t forget, if you make a recipe please take a photo and submit it to PaleoFanPhotos – we’re always looking to give away prizes!

 

About Stacy

Stacy Toth has written 359 post in this blog.

Stacy is the matriarch of the Paleo Parents family. After beginning a paleo diet and founding PaleoParents.com in 2010, she lost 135 pounds and found health and happiness for the whole family. The following three years have been a progressive journey with a mission to educate people about nourishing their bodies by eating real foods. Stacy can be found on all forms of social media as @PaleoParents as well as the top-rated The Paleo View Podcast and her two cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur and Beyond Bacon.

  • http://twitter.com/primalkitchen Primal Kitchen

    DROOL. Oh, wow. So many beautifully shot, delicious-looking treats. Great looking roundup!

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

       Thanks – and agreed!

  • Cat @ NeoHomesteading.com

    What an awesome roundup! New to the grain free and paleo game I love having extra resources on hand. There are a few sites there I haven’t seen. The pictures are all so gorgeous! Ohhh la la!

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

       Glad to share some “new” stuff – thanks for your contribution, I’m definitely having Matt make me some in the future! :)

  • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

     Totally agree!

  • Shirley @ gfe

    Everyone of these recipes is incredible! And the photos? Wow. I’m honored to be included for sure! Nobody could look at these photos and think that paleo eating (or paleo-friendly eating … you’ve hosted that discussion already!) is a lifestyle of deprivation. Very impressive. Can’t wait to check out all the recipes. Some might turn out to be lifesavers! Thanks so much for hosting the event!

    Shirley

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

       Thanks Shirley. I am positive we’ve never eaten BETTER in our lives. Not just for health – but for flavor. Cooking real food requires time in the kitchen… and that produces amazing results.

      P.S. I’ve been a coconut addict lately… Matt made me your POM Sherbert and I had it a couple days ago. YUM! I wish he would’ve seen the toasted coconut banana one too… that is right up my alley!

  • http://www.healthylivinghowto.com/ Vanessa

    Thank you for hosting this event! It’s so fun to see the creativity of others. All of the recipes are inspiring and delicious looking. Can’t wait to make a few of them.

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

      Ditto!

  • http://profiles.google.com/joyfilledfamily Lena Flores

    thank you!!!!  i enjoy celebrating feast days with a special treat that relates to the saint of the day.  i was worried that heart bacon was the best i was going to do.

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

      Hope you enjoy these, then!

  • http://www.carascravings.com Cara

    You’re killing me here. All I want is more time in the world to try all these recipes!

    • http://PaleoParents.com Stacy & Matt

      Can’t help you with more time!

  • Emily

    thank you so much for all the wonderful VDay recipes.  can’t wait to try them :D

  • http://dancingantelope.com/ Erin

    Wonderful assortment of recipes :)  I’m looking to see if I have the ingredients in my pantry for the Velvet Cake Balls.

  • Life Made Full

    Thanks again for including my recipes–I still get great traffic from it!