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A Very Berry Sweet Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sweet; but raspberries, known as nature’s candy, are both sweet and heart-healthy! Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, raspberries boast health benefits such as decreasing risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Find more recipes at RedRazz.org.

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Bark

Courtesy of NourishRDs.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain, reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Line small baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In medium bowl, combine first 3 ingredients. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. Add berries, pistachios, and almonds to mixture. Fold in until well incorporated. Spread mixture in baking pan and place in freezer for about 2-3 hours, or until hardened.
  4. Once hardened, remove bark from pan and either cut or break up into pieces. Allow to thaw about 5 minutes before eating.

Note: Store remaining bark in freezer. Experiment with other ingredients, such as frozen cherries with dark chocolate chunks; frozen blueberries with unsweetened, flaked coconut; or dried cranberries with pecans.

Red Raspberry Fruit Leather

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen red raspberries, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 170 F.
  2. Line two baking pans with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all ingredients in blender; and purée until smooth. Pour raspberry mixture on both pans and
  4. smooth into thin layer, less than 1/8-inch thick.
  5. Bake 3 hours or until mixture is no longer wet but still slightly tacky, rotating every hour and alternating
  6. levels.
  7. Cool pans on wire rack to room temperature. Remove parchment paper; place on cutting board and cut (or tear) pieces. Store with fresh pieces of parchment paper between fruit leather layers in airtight container.