It’s no surprise that the first things we all think about when it comes to valentine’s day presents are roses, chocolates, and more chocolates. And while this has been a long-running tradition, it doesn’t really fit into today’s modern healthy eating lifestyle. If you prefer to keep your valentine’s day on the healthy side, here are some great tips to help you out.
Shape Your Love With Fruits
Fruit is a clear winner when it come to eating healthy and are easily incorporated into valentine’s day treats. Get yourself a small heart shaped cookie cutter, slice up some cantaloupe, and then pop some small lollipop sticks into each. A quick sit in the freezer to help set the stick and you’re good to go.
If you feel like a bit of a cheat day, a light sprinkle with some icing sugar can sweeten it up.
A Healthier Twist on a Classic
Just because chocolate is usually seen as unhealthy, doesn’t mean it isn’t going to make the list. Look for some light melting chocolate that’s low in calories and sugar, give it a quick melt in a cooking pot, open up a punnet of fresh strawberries and you’re set for a healthy(er) twist on fondue.
If you want to add a romantic twist – find yourself some Groupon coupons and order some personalized long-stemmed glasses in which to put the strawberries. Add a special quote to the outside and you’ve got a treat and present wrapped into one.
You Can’t Go Past a Cake
There are so many low-calorie cake recipes out there, but none of them seem too romance focused. Using both your small square and round cake tins, make two small cakes. Turn the square cake until a point faces down, cut the round cake in half and place each half against the top two sides of your square cake. A delicious frosting that covers it all gives you a handy and easy to make heart shaped cake.
Valentine’s day is all about making that special someone feel special. Along with these great ideas, make sure they’re either served in bed or delivered to your chosen someone’s work. Something they usually wouldn’t get regularly is the best way to show them how much you care.