As February 14th approaches, we can’t help but think of chocolates, candies, cookies and anything else drenched in sugar. This Valentine’s Day, why not go with a healthy alternative? Below are a few nutritious, yet romantic, ideas for you and your loved one.
•Edible Arrangements – This Company will deliver fruit in all types of shapes, sizes and arrangements. It’s healthy and something different than a heart-shaped box of chocolates.
•Dark Chocolate – Believe it or not, dark chocolate is actually healthy for you; in moderation, of course. It can lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to the heart and brain, help control blood sugar, is full of antioxidants, and is high in vitamins and minerals. What’s even better? It contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. (Take note fellas).
•Cook a Healthy Meal Together – This can be very romantic because you’re doing something together. Be creative with your recipes and make a fun night of it. Eatingwell.com has some delicious recipes.
•Picnic on the Mountain – Go on a hike and surprise your partner with a picnic when you reach the top of the mountain. If it’s too cold out for you, create a picnic in your living room.
•Couples Massage or Yoga – Enjoy some relaxation together in an intimate setting. There’s nothing more soothing than being with your loved one while you’re in a peaceful state of mind.
•Breakfast in Bed – Waking up your loved one with a plate full of their favorite healthy breakfast foods, is a great way to start the day. You’ll get major brownie points for making them feel special before they’ve even stepped out of bed.
•Flowers – This is a no brainer. Most women love getting flowers delivered to them at work or home. Spice it up and deliver the flowers yourself at lunchtime and take her to her favorite healthy restaurant. Ladies, bring your man his favorite healthy lunch and snacks to his office or take him out. Don’t’ forget to put on that favorite dress he likes to see you wear.
There are many more healthy alternatives for Valentine’s Day that you can research online. Remember, a little bit of thought goes a long way. Happy Valentine’s Day to all you love birds out there!