Treat your sweetheart to a sweet meal.

Valentine’s Day is next week! Are you ready? Today on Indy Style, Lori Taylor shared delicious recipes featuring sweet produce items that you can serve your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Sweet Lime Cocktail with Braspberry Garnish

In many cultures, sweet limes are popular for their medicinal properties for fighting cold, flu, and fevers. The sweetness you taste isn’t from a higher sugar content—it’s from a lack of acidity. Sweet limes are low in acidity but still contain all of the nutritional benefits found in limes and lemons.

Sweet limes are great in cocktails and teas and are wonderful for baking. They provide a sweet citrus flavor without added sugars or simple syrups. When baking with sweet limes, you can reduce your added sugar by 1/3. That’s how sweet they are!

Ingredients

  • Ice Cubes
  • Juice of 1 Sweet Lime
  • Seltzer Water or Club Soda
  • Gin
  • Basil
  • Braspberry (blueberry inside of a raspberry)

Directions

  • Place ice cubes, sweet lime juice, seltzer water, and gin in a cocktail shaker and shake.
  • Slap basil against your hand 5-10 times to activate the herb and release the flavors.
  • Garnish the cocktail with slapped basil and Braspberry.

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Pink Lady® Apple Roses

Pink Lady® apples have a beautiful magenta color, making them the perfect apple for Valentine’s Day. Many of us in the produce industry refer to Pink Lady apples as “nature’s Sweet Tarts” because they are the perfect mix of sweet and tart. Make your Valentine a dozen apple roses to show them just how much you care.

Read the full recipe post for Pink Lady Apple Roses here.


Funny Produce-Themed Valentine’s Day Cards  {FREE DOWNLOADABLE}

Show your love this Valentine’s Day with punny produce. Print these free Valentine’s cards and attach to treat bags filled with your favorite fruit or veggie.

DOWNLOAD & PRINT: Funny Produce Valentine’s Day Cards

Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potatoes are all the rage right now and for good reason! Their sweet flavors are unmatched by any other veggie and they are nutrient-dense. (You can read more about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes here.)

Start Valentine’s Day with a deliciously sweet breakfast. Sweet Potato Waffles are a great way to sneak in a veggie at breakfast. Kids won’t complain about eating waffles and moms everywhere will rejoice at how easy they are to make. Even the family dog will be happy about this recipe… most dogs love eating sweet potato peels so save them for your furry friend.

Ingredients

  • Pancake Mix
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Toppings of your Choice
    • Crunchy Peanut Butter
    • Honey
    • Maple Syrup
    • Cinnamon + Sugar
    • Balsamic Glaze

Directions

  • Bake and mash sweet potatoes.
  • Make the pancake mix according to instructions on the box. Add about 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes to the pancake mix.
  • Cook waffles in a waffle maker. Top with topping of your choice and serve warm.

*recipe adapted from Genius Kitchen. 

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

There’s no better meal on a cold February day than a steaming bowl of French Onion Soup. This beloved soup is even more delicious when you begin with caramelized sweet onions.

Ingredients

  • Sweet Onions (carmelized)
  • Beef Stock
  • Bay Leaves
  • Ground Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  • Carmelize onions in a slow cooker or instant pot with the lid off. Add beef stock and reduce.
  • Add bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper to slow cooker. Simmer on medium-low.
  • Serve hot with cheese and slices of baguette.


Thanks for watching! Which of these recipes do you plan to make on Valentine’s Day? Share photos of your produce Valentine’s Day cards by tagging @theproducemoms on Instagram or Facebook.

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