February is just around the corner, and with it comes Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is known for its spike in chocolate sales, restaurant reservations, and bouquets of roses. However, for many people, sweets are out of the question for one reason or another. Whether it be allergies, dietary choices, or simply wanting to stay fit, sweets often are not conducive to that lifestyle.
Luckily, there are alternatives! Foods Alive carries amazing organic health food, including some amazing sweet treats. Healthy living is all about balance, and for balance, you have to give in to your sweet tooth sometimes. Foods Alive has your fix! Healthy sweets are possible and delicious!
Nature gives natural sweets in the form of delicious fruits! Here at Foods Alive, we carry a few different dried fruits including Goji berries, white mulberries, and even tart cherries! These delicious fruits each offer a different blend of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in a sweet package. For example, goji berries contain amino acids and are said to promote longevity!
For chocolate lovers, cacao is a great natural chocolate alternative. We carry cacao as a powder and in cacao nibs, so you can use it in dozens of ways! Use it in place of cocoa powder or chocolate chips in baking for a delicious vegan alternative. Whether you’re making chocolate chip cookies or decadent molten lava cake, there are dozens of ways to fit chocolate into a healthy lifestyle.
If you want to try a little bit of both fruit and cacao, you could try Globe Trekker Trail Mix! This is the perfect blend of sweet berries, dark cacao, and hearty jungle peanuts. This healthy snack is satisfying and sweet, making it a perfect gift for anyone in your life that doesn’t want sugary sweets.
If you want to take it another step further, you can impress your Valentine’s date with a homemade treat! You could make a vegetarian flan, panna cotta, or any other dessert that calls for gelatin with Agar! Agar is all-natural, vegan gelatin that works in the exact same way as gelatin. This makes it perfect for any vegans or vegetarians that would like to enjoy a jelly treat.
Finally, as a perfect substitute for Oreos or other cookies is Chocolate Macaroon Power Snackers! These flax crackers have a delicious, sweet twist. Boasting coconut and chocolate flavors, these flax snackers are sure to please!
Whether you’re buying a gift for a special someone or treating yourself to a healthy, sweet snack, Foods Alive has everything you need. From ingredients to delicious snacks ready to be enjoyed, the options are endless! Whatever you choose, be sure to snap a photo and tag Foods Alive for a chance to be featured on our social media!