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8 Healthier Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Enjoy these not-too-decadent (but totally delicious) desserts with your honey

5. Caramel Fondue

by Ilana Simon

We aren't saying that this fondue is a health food, but it's so good — and much less decadent when served with a selection of fresh fruit (rather than, say, chunks of chocolate cake).

Per serving: 183 calories, 1g saturated fat, 36g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 0g fiber, 21mg sodium

6. Carob Banana-Nut Brownies

by Sandy Pukel and Mark Hanna

Carob is a plant-based chocolate substitute that is naturally sweet, low in fat, high in fiber and caffeine-free. This recipe uses non-dairy milk substitutes and gluten-free flours for a brownie that will address some common dietary concerns while maintaining rich flavor and moistness.

Per serving: 252 calories, 1g saturated fat, 37g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 3g fiber, 112mg sodium

7. Orange Carpaccio

by Peggy Knickerbocker

This recipe for spiced oranges in a sweet and tangy sauce is worth keeping on hand. With little added sugar and no gluten or fat, it's a light and elegant dessert option.

Per serving: 130 calories, 0g saturated fat, 33g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 5g fiber, 3mg sodium

8. Cranberry Lime Sorbet

by Sally Sampson

This tart sorbet doesn't even require an ice cream machine, but if you have one, all the better! It's the perfect color for a Valentine's Day celebration.

Per serving: 163 calories, 0g saturated fat, 42g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 2g fiber, 4mg sodium

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