Take a break from the typical this Valentine’s Day and try one of these healthy ideas instead of an old standard.
- Breakfast in bed
Start Valentine’s Day off right with breakfast in bed. Stay true to the spirit of the holiday by making a batch of heart-healthy double chocolate pancakes.
Life can be stressful, but an aromatherapy device can help your loved one relax while inhaling soothing scents like lavender. Some aromatherapy devices also feature seven different LED lights which help to create a low-lit zen environment, ideal for meditation and relaxation.
- Healthy Treats
Studies have shown that up to 70% of heart disease cases are preventable with the right food choices. Put together a basket of wholesome foods for your Valentine with things like almonds, walnuts, green tea, 70% dark chocolate, and fruits like apples and oranges.
- Plan a Lunch Date
Break the habit of eating lunch while at your computer which studies suggest may even lead to overeatin . A non-traditional Valentine’s Day lunch is the perfect way to start. Pack a healthy picnic lunch (like this cilantro salad) and a sweet treat, and set up shop on a nearby park bench.
- Get Moving
There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than practicing teamwork! Head to a local park or scenic district for a leisurely bike ride or stroll, then grab a Valentine’s-friendly treat afterwards.