With Valentine’s Day upon us, you might be scrambling to come up with some quality plans for you and your significant other, or for you and your friends. Whether you’re looking for an easy at-home activity for two or a fun outing that screams “I love you!” from the rooftops, scramble no more: below, I have come up with a list of ideas for some health-minded Valentine’s Day activities, Fit U approved!
- Make your own edible arrangement. Dip some strawberries, pretzels, apples slices, or anything else you fancy in some dark chocolate. You don’t need an extravagant chocolate fondue pot for this at all: just a bowl with some melted dark chocolate will do!
- Feeling salty instead of sweet? Whip up these Tri-Color Fries! My boyfriend loves fries, so this healthy snack option will please both parties.
- Make someone you love some breakfast in bed. This could range in effort from just some coffee and a toasted bagel to these red velvet protein pancakes or macro breakfast bites. If you’re feeling crafty, you could even try this festive Eggs in a Basket!
- Show your love with pizza— and make your own! Try out this recipe, or use a whole wheat tortilla wrap and slather it with some pizza sauce, cheese, and heart healthy toppings. These could include shredded chicken, green peppers, pineapple, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, or anything else your heart desires!
- Make your own parfait with Greek yogurt and red fruit, such as strawberries, pomegranate, watermelon, or raspberries.
- Or if you dare, make your own sushi! I’ve done this before and while it’s a little more difficult, it is a lot of fun. The first time you try to make sushi, you’re almost guaranteed to fail; even if you just end up with a messy mix of rice, fish, and vegetables at first, you will get the hang of it!
Some more extravagant ideas:
- Host a party! Invite some of your closest friends and make some of the recipes above, or try some of ours — your friends will definitely feel the love. (Plus, everyone loves an excuse to dress up, let’s be real.)
- Get macaroons at a local French bakery. These sweet and absolutely adorable treats are very light, but are still one of my favorites! They’re bite-size, so it is easy to portion control on these Valentine’s Day desserts.
- Volunteer at a community center, food bank, or soup kitchen. Oftentimes the community has lots of love-filled events that spread good nature throughout the local neighborhood. Volunteering with a loved one is a giving and productive way to bond with those you care about and make valuable memories. Plus you’ll be bettering the community all the while, which is a great way to spread love (and isn’t that what it’s all about??).
- Grab food at the first restaurant that you and your date have ever been to. If this is a first date (on Valentine’s Day, no pressure), then go to a restaurant that you would want your first date to be at. 🙂 Your date will probably agree!
- Take a cooking class with your sweetheart. See who wears the apron in the relationship. (Sorry boyfriend, but I always wear the apron in the relationship.)
Let us know what your plans are, and everyone here from Fit U wishes you a happy, healthy Valentine’s Day! 🙂 <3