Valentine's Day is a day for celebrating and spending time with those you love, which is often also associated with eating rich foods and chocolate candies.  However, if you are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, but still want to eat special foods during Valentine's Day, there are ways to cut down on sugar and fat without taking away the fun and romance of the day.

1.) Substitute milk chocolate with dark chocolate:

2.) Substitute cream sauces with vegetable-based sauces:

3.) Substitute whipped cream with low-fat whipped topping:

4.) Fill your dessert plate with fruit:

5.) Limit alcoholic beverages to 2 or less servings: