Are you having a hard time planning a romantic Valentine’s day that will be healthy and guilt free?
Valentine’s day can be healthy and romantic with a little bit of planning.
Dinner is always appreciated when it is home cooked, so prepare a nice piece of wild caught salmon, which is full of omega 3 fats, or a lean hormone-free cut of meat. Add color to your plate with organic greens, which are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B’s.
Roast sweet potatoes for a little sweetness to your dinner, and they contain potassium to help maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Of course, a nice glass of red wine to accompany your dinner will complete a romantic meal and give you antioxidants for heart health.
Don’t forget the chocolate! You can keep it healthy by dipping fresh strawberries in dark chocolate. Dark chocolate with between 70 and 85% cacao can help slow the digestive process and keep you feeling full longer. Strawberries are high in antioxidants known as polyphenols they are also sodium free, fat free, cholesterol free and are low in calories. The best thing, they are sweet and guilt free!
After dinner, take a bath with essential oils. Aromatic baths can provide relief from stress and anxiety, assist with muscle pains, or offer a sensual introduction to a romantic evening with your partner.
A massage is also a great way to relax, and it will also improve circulation, lower blood pressure, improve flexibility and can trigger a boost in serotonin, a natural antidepressant. What wonderful way to feel good!
So, with a little planning you can have that healthy and romantic Valentine’s day you hoped for!