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14 Recovery Tips for PVSD

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14 Recovery Tips for PVSD

Keep the sweet going even as the days after Valentine’s continue to number. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Valentine%27s_day_M%26Ms_in_the_shape_of_a_heart_(8418026760).jpg

Keep the sweet going even as the days after Valentine’s continue to number. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Valentine%27s_day_M%26Ms_in_the_shape_of_a_heart_(8418026760).jpg

Keep the sweet going even as the days after Valentine’s continue to number. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Valentine%27s_day_M%26Ms_in_the_shape_of_a_heart_(8418026760).jpg

Keep the sweet going even as the days after Valentine’s continue to number. Photo via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Valentine%27s_day_M%26Ms_in_the_shape_of_a_heart_(8418026760).jpg

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Post Valentine’s Day Stress Disorder.  When this momentous day passes, the after effects can be bitter sweet. In celebration of the sweetest month of the year, here are a few ways to recover post-Valentine’s Day with tenacious tips and tasty treats you’ll “heart.”

Some have spent the holiday with that special someone, while others have spent it in the bottom of a tub of ice cream and hours of Netflix… either way, these tips will help you resume your daily life after one of the most exhausting days of the year.

  1. Eat food. You know, because we need it to survive. If you’re interested in sugary desserts, then try the recipes a little further down.
  1. Take a deep breath. Relax. If you were already, then keep doing you. It’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a little R & R. It’s not like you have anything better to do.
  1. Use this time to reflect on your progress in life and where you’d like to be a year from now. There is no time like the present to contemplate those deep purpose-of-life questions, even if it’s no longer January.
  1. Stop and smell the roses— no wait, you’ve probably already done that recently. Take this moment to appreciate what you have and remember to live in the now.

To brighten up someone’s day, or even your own, check out the following Valentine’s Day-themed desserts and then bake and share or bake and keep. Food is the perfect way to celebrate a day that has passed even if you don’t care about it. So read below to find out about 10 pleasingly pink, charmingly chocolate, and red-related recipes.

Rasperry Almond Kiss Cookies:

Typical Hershey’s Kiss cookies with a twist— the addition of raspberry and almond make it the perfect combination of ingredients. Try these sweet cookies for a slightly different take on a classic.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/26221/raspberry-almond-kiss-cookies/

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies:

Red velvet cookies, but in the form of a whoopie pie. What could be more delicious? With a sweet cream cheese and coconut filling, the red velvet is complemented well. When they are so easy to make, it’s hard to resist.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/186936/dawns-easy-red-velvet-sandwich-cookies/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=16495&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

Real Strawberry Cupcakes:

True to the name, these cupcakes use real, fresh strawberries only… no artificially flavored strawberries to see here. Topped with homemade frosting and a whole strawberry per cupcake, they are not only pretty, but also fruitfully delectable.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/214696/real-strawberry-cupcakes/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=16496&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes:

With a gooey and warm center, these mini “lava cakes” are a delicious option for those chocolate lovers out there. A sprinkle of powdered sugar on top creates a great finishing touch for this very sweet dessert.

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/chocolate-cakes/molten-chocolate-lava-cakes

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake:

Flavorful cheesecake is paired with tangy raspberry in this appetizing recipe. Complete with actual raspberries and white chocolate curls as toppings, it works as a fantastic way to enjoy a more unique dessert.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/25642/white-chocolate-raspberry-cheesecake/

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Though red in color, this cheesecake is actually primarily chocolate in flavor, enhanced by just a hint of red velvet. Impressively appealing, it looks like a distinct, yet still delicious way to eat cheesecake.

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/cheesecake/red-velvet-cheesecake

White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread:

Infused with cherries and dipped in melted white chocolate, this typical shortbread recipe is anything but ordinary. Sugary and soft, they appear to be both delicate and delightfully intriguing in nature.

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/cookies/white-chocolate-cherry-shortbread

Chocolate Strawberries:

A staple of Valentine’s Day desserts, this treat is great during any time of the year. Chocolate-covered strawberries can easily be bought, but it is simply more sweet and original to make them in the comfort of your own home.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/21601/chocolate-strawberries/

Valentine’s Day Trail Mix:

Though this snack has Valentine’s Day in the name, it is the perfect way to enjoy a savory trail mix far past the 14th of February. Created with chocolate-covered almonds, pretzels, and granola, as well as dried cranberries, cherries, and raspberries, it is balanced deliciously.

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/valentines-day-trail-mix/

Chocolate-Raspberry Souffle:

As an egg-based dessert originating from France, this treat is made even more mouthwatering with the added flavors of chocolate and raspberry. With a quick bake time and the potential to add ice cream or whipped cream, it “serves” well as the final dessert on this list.

http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/cakes/chocolate-raspberry-souffle

Hopefully, with any of these recipes you’ll be able to savor the sweet after-effects of Valentine’s Day with a delicious dessert or two. It’ll be easy to avoid bitterness with a mouth full of enticing treats and sugary tastes on the tongue. Remember to share, no matter how hard it gets… you’ll feel much happier with friends or family to enjoy not only food, but also life with.

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One Response to “14 Recovery Tips for PVSD”

  1. Kayla Wiitala on February 17th, 2016 10:15 am

    Some of those sounds good!

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