Who doesn’t want something sweet (perhaps chocolate or candy) on Valentine’s Day? You may be thinking, “That isn’t such a bad idea,” but it doesn’t help us work toward becoming healthier versions of ourselves. This year be different. Indulge in a heart-healthy Valentine’s Day.
- Consider a gift that has more permanence like a hand-written note or a favorite photo. A little thought and a lot of meaning behind the gift is sure to make your sweetheart overjoyed.
- Splurge on a special experience and spend quality time together. It doesn’t have to be some huge experience. Think ice skating, walking the dog, or pampering with a night out for dinner and shopping.
- Not sure you want to go out in the cold weather? A night in is the perfect opportunity to prepare a romantic candlelit dinner at home using a heart-healthy recipe. Make it even more special by cooking up your sweetheart’s favorite recipes with a healthy twist.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about an expensive night out or pricey—and often unhealtlhy—gifts. Go heart-healthy this Valentine’s Day.
The American Heart Association provides several other tips to make your special day healthy. Learn more here.