Spalentine Healthy Recipes from Spas

Let’s be honest… we all like to go a bit overboard with chocolate on Valentine’s Day. So much so that The Nielsen Company reports more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy will be purchased during Valentine’s week, ringing up $345 million in sales. Want to have all that chocolate goodness without the weight worries? The 10 tantalizing recipes from the Destination Spa Group are just the ticket for your sweet tooth.

“You have permission to indulge on Valentine’s Day without breaking those healthy New Year’s resolutions,” said DSG Executive Director Debra Koerner, “Some of the most creative and health-conscious chefs in the world are found at Destination Spas. They specialize in making healthy food taste great and their recipes don’t require you to spend a day in the kitchen.”

With 25 locations around the world, all DSG members offer a complementary balance of fitness, healthy cuisine, life-enhancing programs and relaxing spa services. From Mayan Hot Chocolate, to Orange Almond Brownies and Fudge Cherry Cake, these health-conscious recipes won’t make your waistline bulge:

Chocolate Crème Pie – Contributed by: Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge
· Grape nuts, tofu and chocolate pudding mix combine for a low-calorie pie that is breeze to make. RECIPE

Chocolate Chippers – Contributed by: New Life Hiking Spa
· Ask the kiddos to help with making the Chippers as they’ll enjoy rolling the dough into balls for baking. RECIPE

Fudge Cherry Cake with Raspberry Sauce – Contributed by: Red Mountain
· Yum all around and only 213 calories per serving! RECIPE

Mayan Hot Chocolate – Contributed by: Rancho La Puerta
· Chocolate was originally developed by the Mayan people of southern Mexico. This hot chocolate is based on an authentic Mexican drink recipe and even has a secret ingredient. RECIPE

Dark Chocolate Mousse – Contributed by: The Oaks at Ojai
· At only60 calories per serving, including a half cup of berries, the Dark Chocolate Mousse provides some non-dairy protein for people looking for a dairy alternative, and it is gluten-free as well. During the summer months, it can be frozen and used as a sorbet. RECIPE

Tiramisu – Contributed by: Deerfield Spa
· This Italian treat can be made at home with some basic ingredients that take away calories without taking away the decadence. RECIPE

Chocolate Bourbon Cream Pie – Contributed by: Lake Austin Spa Resort
· Topped with nutmeg and chocolate gratings, this amazing pie comes in at only 170 calories per serving. RECIPE

Orange Almond Brownies – Contributed by: Golden Door, Escondido
· Black beans in brownies? You betcha! With the orange zest, almonds and almond extract, you can’t taste the beans and they make an amazing base for a rich, moist brownie. RECIPE

Two-Layer Chocolate & Orange Cake – Contributed by: Spa Eastman
· How about an amazing chocolate cake that contains no flour? This recipe incorporates dark chocolate, which contains 70 percent cocoa and provides the body with polyphenols that fight cancer. RECIPE

White Chocolate, Raspberry Cheesecake – Contributed by Green Mountain at Fox Run
· The fresh raspberries baked into the crust are a refreshing surprise. RECIPE

About Destination Spa Group

Only a select group of spas follow the tradition of the true Destination Spa – where the total environment is dedicated to health and life enhancement. Representing 25 spas, Destination Spa Group® is a membership organization dedicated to educating the public about the unique wellness and self-improvement opportunities of Destination Spas

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