Valentine's Day treats don't mean you have to cheat on your diet. With a little planning and some fun in the kitchen, you can whip up a delicious dessert without sacrificing any of the taste. To make it easy on you, we pulled together our favorite recipes that are 200 calories or less -- no guilt included. Any of these would be the perfect end to a romantic date night; all you need is a candlelit table and the person you love the most by your side.
1. Cherry Kuchen Bars
Scratch that pre-Valentine's Day workout off your schedule. With these calorie-lite kuchen bars, you won't need it! These deliciously gooey bars are perfect to share with friends, family, and coworkers without getting them those cheesy Valentine's Day cards.
2. Berry Pudding Cakes
We are big fans of these mini pudding cakes because just one is the perfect portion for our healthy lifestyle. Although, if you're willing to cheat a little bit (it is a holiday, after all), these taste great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
3. Cherry-Berry Ice Cream
We know it's February, but ice cream is a good idea in any season. Give this cool treat a Valentine's Day twist by making it with sweet, colorful berries. The frozen pink treat is enjoyed best fireside under a blanket with your love.
4. Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
Leave the assorted chocolates at the grocery store. This Valentine's Day, satisfy your sweet tooth with this chocolate ricotta mousse. While cheese and chocolate may seem like a strange pair, we promise you'll fall in love at first bite.
5. Stuffed Apples
This is the guilt-free alternative to a big slice of apple pie. Stuff apples with spices and dried fruit and let them sit in the slow cooker for several hours before digging in. While you wait, go see the latest romantic comedy and come home to a house smelling like a gourmet bakery.
6. Dark Chocolate Mint Bites
If you want minty-fresh breath on this romantic evening, these dark chocolate mint bites are for you! A peppermint icing and chocolate drizzle give this special treat a refreshing twist you and your date will love.
7. No-Bake Swirl Cheesecake
We didn't think it was possible to have a low-calorie cheesecake until we sunk our fork into this scrumptious recipe. Swirled with chocolate and topped with fresh berries, this no-bake recipe is always on our Valentine's Day menu.
8. Chocolate-Cashew Truffles
When we think of truffles, we think of rich, decadent bites of fudge that probably aren't diet-friendly. But, boy, were we proven wrong! Each of these chocolate-cashew truffles is less than 50 calories, so snack to your heart's desire.
9. Dark Chocolate Fondue
Break out your fondue kit from the '70s for a sweet nostalgic Valentine's Day date night. (Although, we suggest skipping the shag carpet.) Switch out the sponge cake and marshmallows for fruit kabobs to make this messy dessert a healthy one!