Valentine’s Day is such a fun season to celebrate love, but if you are trying to be a health conscious family it can be an overwhelming battle to find ways to celebrate that don’t include wild amounts of sugar. Between aisles upon aisles of candy in the stores, and Valentine’s Day school parties full of sugary deserts and candy valentines our family’s really get inundated. We haven’t even rid ourselves of all of the Christmas candy my in-laws showered us with that we’ve been careful to eat sparingly. This Valentine’s season Cuties & Mighties are helping families encourage kids to swap sweets for fresh fruit. Cuties has sponsored this post to bring you my fun recipe for a healthy Valentine’s Day treat for your family.
In the battle to ween our family off of processed sugars I’ve found one of the most effective strategies to be the replacing of bad sugars with delicious natural healthy ones and Cuties & Mighties have been the perfect replacement! They are easy to grab for on the go snacks, sweet enough to eat as a dessert, and so much fun that kids love them. We can hardly keep them on hand because our family gobbles them up so quickly!
This Valentine’s season, instead of making sugar cookies or cupcakes I’ve created a new recipe for a special healthy dessert with no sugar added.
Frozen Cutie Pies
(Makes 4 small pies)
2 cups of pealed Cuties
½ cup of cold organic coconut milk
¼ tsp of vanilla
Pinch of salt
4 small tart size crusts (I’ll let you choose your own pie crust recipe so you can make it work with any allergy’s your family might have. I used a GMO-free, sugar-free crust for our family)
Sugar-free whipped cream (I suggest going home made if you have a whipped cream dispenser)
Place peeled Cuties in your freezer until fully frozen. Set aside 8-10 segments to use as garnishes for the final product.
Blend frozen Cutie segments with coconut milk, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy. The resulting consistency should resemble soft-served ice cream.
Pour into the tart crusts and garnish with Cutie segments and a cute squirt of whipped cream and serve immediately.
My family loves these little Cutie Pies. The Cuties give it a great sweet and citrus flair. They are naturally sweet and refreshing! What strategies are you using to keep your family healthy as you celebrate this season of love? I’d love to hear some of your ideas about swapping sugary snacks for delicious Cuties fruit this Valentine’s Day in the comments below.
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This blog post is part is sponsored by Cuties. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
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