By Anna Hazard
Here are a selection of easy-to-prepare recipes for Valentine's Day, particularly those suitable for stand-alone snacks or desserts. A Valentine's theme is followed through the use of holiday colors (such as reds, pinks, and purples) and appropriate shapes (such as hearts & arrows). The focus is on healthy and all natural ingredients (eschewing food dyes & refined sugars) that will be easy to chew or swallow in their prepared form. Some recipes will require the use of blenders, food processors, or heart shaped ice cube trays or molds.