Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Healthy Valentine's Day

Chocolate. Candy. Three-course restaurant meals. Why is it that a day that's supposed to be about love is associated with so many things that can derail your health goals?

This year, let's take back Valentine's Day. Here are my ideas for healthy ways to celebrate!

Instead of exchanging chocolate...
How about some healthy snacks? I would love to get this basket of organic treats or a beautiful tea set like this one.

Instead of going to a restaurant (where even the menu items that sound healthy can be deceiving)...
How about cooking dinner at home? Here are some ideas for healthy recipes for two. You can take it a step further by going to a cooking class to learn new kitchen tricks!

Instead of going to see a movie...
How about taking a walking tour of the neighborhood you lived in where you first met your partner, the site of your first date, or the spot where you got engaged? If you're celebrating with friends, try a new group fitness class together!

Instead of sending flowers...
How about donating the money you would have spent to a common cause you care about? After all, research tells us giving is good for you!

Have a happy, HEALTHY Valentine's Day!


  1. That is a fantastic idea I had never ever thought of. Donating. Here. Happy happy Valentine's Day

  2. I love a good excuse to donate to a cause I care about. Thanks for reading!