Everyone knows Valentine’s Day is a day when most of us indulge – boxes of chocolates, large, extravagant meals, lots of wine and champagne. You should be able to enjoy everything the day means to you with your sweetheart without feeling like you can’t treat yourselves. Here are a few ways you can still celebrate the day with some Valentine’s Day healthy eats.
Valentine’s Day Egg in a Basket
What better way to start your morning than with this love-themed breakfast classic? Use a heart-healthy olive oil and whole grain bread, cut a heart shape in the middle, and fill it with your egg that starts your day with six grams of protein.
Chocolate Cherry Bread
This sweet, yeast bread is packed with cherries and chocolate chip – a classic duo that’s supercharged with antioxidants. If you want maximum health benefits with minimal guilt, opt for dark chocolate chips. Pair this with a cup of hot tea for a great snack.
Fruit Chocolate Box
A box of chocolates is tough to beat on V-Day, but replacing sugary fillings with fresh strawberries, bananas, cherries, raspberries, oranges or whatever you prefer is a great twist on the classic treat. Dip the fruit in dark chocolate, sprinkle with coconut flakes or chopped nuts, and put them in a heart-shaped box when they’ve dried.
Sriracha Roasted Chili Sauce
If chocolate and sweets aren’t your honey’s thing, go for a jar of homemade spicy sauce. These hot condiments have been linked to easing sinus problems, lowering blood pressure and revving up your metabolism – a great way to spice things up in your relationship!
At Zip Fitness, our goal is to educate you on all the ways you can live a healthy lifestyle without feeling like you’re completely compromising every part of your life. It’s possible to have your cake and eat it too, especially when celebrating a day of love and romance, but it’s all about not overdoing it when filling your plate and making sure to stay active. Our Zip Fitness personal trainers are here to answer all your questions so you can tailor healthy choices to your lifestyle.