Sweet tips for a healthy Valentine’s Day

Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day
Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day
If you vowed to get fit and eat healthy back in January, Valentine's Day may prove to be your first major hurdle of the New Year.

Here’s some advice on how to have a healthy Valentine’s Day without much of the guilt.

The past few years have seen an increase in people adopting healthier plant-based diets or following strict keto and or fasting diets. Plus, not everyone is ready to give up on those New Year’s resolutions so early in the year.

So, how then do you get around the 3 deadly C’s of Valentine’s Day – Chocolate, Cookies and Cakes?

Simple Swaps

It’s not Valentine’s Day without a little chocolate, and this is one sweet you don’t have to skip. Simply swap milk chocolate for dark and the treat goes from indulgence to health booster! Dark chocolate is linked to a longer life and less stress

We already know dark chocolate is a healthy indulgence, and you can’t go wrong by upping the health factor even more with a little fresh fruit – try a few strawberries dipped in 70% – 90% dark chocolate. 

When it comes to cake, and you are looking to indulge in a sweet dessert after a healthy dinner, this Vegan Raw Raspberry & Coconut Cake is perfect for the occasion.

Plan ahead

The key with being on a diet or healthy eating plan is to do your research ahead of days such as Valentine’s Day. Or really any day you are likely to indulge.  Make sure you know exactly what foods are ‘allowed’ or not.

Why not prepare a healthy dinner at home rather than eating out. This way you can control your menu and limit the amount of temptation. 

Give the gift of health

Avoid the traditional flowers, chocolates and cookies, and gift your partner with a health and wellness retreat or even couples massage.

Hopefully, these little tips will help you on your quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day. No matter what the special diet may be.


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