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Sweet Treats for Loved Ones

A Healthier Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day naturally brings thoughts of hearts, flowers, sweetness and love. Because it also occurs during American Heart Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to start taking care of your own heart and the hearts of loved ones.

Part of the charm of the day’s celebrations is in giving family and friends flavorful foods to enjoy from chocolates and candies to other sugary treats. However, the festivities don’t have to be completely focused on unhealthy bites in order to make someone feel special.

This year, try serving those you love sweet healthier treats like these Frosted Watermelon Cutouts.

This recipes include the benefits of watermelon, which boasts plenty of vitamin C to boost the immune system’s defenses and is a cholesterol-free, fat-free and sodium-free food. Plus, watermelon draws its red color from the powerful antioxidant lycopene which may help protect cells from damage, and the healthy treat is American Heart Association Heart-Check Certified with just 80 calories per serving, making it the perfect centerpiece for Valentine’s Day recipes. You can find more Valentine’s Day inspiration and recipes at

Frosted Watermelon Cutouts

1          seedless watermelon, cut into 1/2-3/4-inch thick slices

4          brownie bites

1          cup frosting (any flavor)

Using heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of watermelon slices or simply use cut watermelon wedges, if desired. Top heart shapes with brownie bites and add frosting as desired.