Healthy Valentine’s Day Ideas

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When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of lots of candy and lots of eating. Instead of giving your honey an extra couple pounds during this love-obsessed season, try a something different this year!

  • Instead of going out to eat at that expensive restaurant that you had to book a month in advance, stay in and cook together. By cooking a romantic meal at home, you can control the amount of fat and calories that go into your lovely meal!
  • If you do go out to eat, share a meal. Restaurant serving sizes tend to be much larger than necessary. By sharing your meal, you and your honey will be forced to interact more and hopefully prevent you both from overeating.
  • Plan a healthy day out. Makes plans to spend some quality time together while improving both of your health. Go get a couples massage, take a walk, or do a yoga class together.
  • Vow to each other NO CANDY. it can be extremely tempting to buy candy for your loved ones during this holiday, especially when all the stores have red and pink goodies all over the place. The bottom line is if you buy it, you will eat it and then likely regret it. So nip that problem in the bud at the store!
  • If you feel like you just need to get your honey some sort of sugary goodness for this holiday, stroll on over to the organic aisle of the grocery store and purchase a bar or two of dark chocolate. Make sure that the bar contains at least 70% cacao to get the most antioxidants. My two favorite brands are Green & Black and Endangered Species (a percentage of each purchase is given to wildlife conservation and habitat preservation).
  • Be creative. Valentine’s Day is not about doing what everyone else is doing. It’s not about getting the roses and the candy. It’s about expressing your love and gratitude to the ones you are closest to in your own special way. So who cares if it’s weird or different, it shows that you thought outside the box for your loved one! Check out Pinterest for more cute and healthy ideas for this Valentine’s Day- i’ve seen some really creative things!
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