Valentine's Day is around the corner, and you know what that means: candy, chocolate, more candy, flowers, more chocolate, etc. With all those treats on sale, making healthy choices can be difficult, right?
For me, Valentine's Day is a nice way to set aside some time for my husband and I. Now that we have a bigger family, spending quality time together is even more important. So here are some healthy ways to show that special someone you care.
- If you're going with chocolate, buy dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa). It has phytochemicals and when eaten in moderation, may help prevent heart disease. Hint: make sure cocoa is the first on the ingredient list.
- Go for a walk with your love.
- Make a healthy meal together and enjoy by candlelight.
- If you do go out to eat, share an entree. It will cut costs and control portions!
- Celebrate Valentines Day with your kids with healthy treats like mini-boxes of raisins or pretzels, pencils or stickers.
- Be creative: make a Valentines Day craft! Here are some cute ideas from Martha Stewart.
- Fore more fun tips, visit the American Heart Association.
What are you doing to celebrate Valentine's Day this year?