Valentine’s day is a celebration of love for the special people in your life. And who is more special to you than your children? Children don’t need expensive gifts, or five-star restaurants to be happy; they need love, affection, and the occasional treat. But if you're following a WFPB diet, you may be wondering just how you can treat your kiddos without refined sugars and processed foods.
Well good news: it's more than possible. Thanks to these plant-based desserts you can surprise your littles with some vegan Valentine's Day treats that you will all feel good about. Plant-based ingredients, plenty of sweetness.
1. Plant-Based Bliss Balls
Image and Recipe from Forks Over Knives
2. Dairy-Free No-Bake Cheesecake
Image and Recipe from MamaSezz
This healthy vegan spin on cheesecake is absolutely lick the fork, lick the plate, go back for seconds and do it all over again, gooood. It’s a no-cook recipe (perfect for anyone with busy tots) and 100% refined sugar free!
3. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Image and Recipe from A Virtual Vegan
4. Chocolate Doughnuts
Image and Recipe from Nutrition Studies
Think doughnuts are off the table now that you're on the WFPB path? Think again! Your kids will be super pleased when you bust out the recipe for these heavenly chocolate doughnuts made with whole grains and zero refined sugars.
5. Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Image and Recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan
These fun raw vegan truffles only require three ingredients which means you can make them with your kiddos...before you all devour them.
6. 3-Ingredient Brownies
Image and Recipe from Delighful Mom Food
Another 3-ingredient recipe to swoon over this Valentine's Day. These naturally sweetened WFPB brownies are so easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already.
7. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Image and Recipe from Feasting on Fruit
8. Chocolate-Brownie Hummus
Image and Recipe from Veganosity
If hummus hasn’t been a hit with your children so far, I'm guessing you haven't introduced chocolate hummus yet. No worries — no time like the present! This oil-free chocolate-brownie hummus is so creamy and decadent, yet loaded with nutrients and plant-based protein. Win-win!
9. Tahini Bon-Bons
Image and Recipe from Fried Dandelions
Tahini is the nutritious paste of blended sesame seeds, and it’s full of calcium, protein, and iron. So grab a jar and whip up these mouth-watering tahini bon-bons. Also made with dates (AKA nature's candy), this treat's perfect for your healthy vegan Valentine's Day.
10. Choco-Peanut Butter Cups
Image and Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian
Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the greatest pairs in the history of flavor combos. And if you're kiddo is missing peanut butter cups since you embarked on this WFPB journey, boy have I got good news for you. Say hello to the plant-based answer: these choco-peanut butter cups are a healthy alternative that actually tastes good!
Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.