Friday, January 22, 2016

5 Valentines Gifts for Someone Watching Their Weight

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the aisles at the store will be filled with high-calorie chocolates and sweets. As tempting as these may be, staying smart about your diet and the diets of your loved ones is the best gift you can give. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still spread some love this February 14th. Check out these five creative Valentine’s gift ideas that are sure to make someone’s heart melt.

Take a Cooking Class for Two

There’s no better way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year than cooking a delicious, healthy meal with your loved ones. You’ll learn what dishes pair best with others, how to prepare and cook the food, and be able to create appetizing meals that fit within your diet. Whether you surprise yourselves with a tasty creation or fail miserably and burn everything, you’ll have a blast learning to cook with your loved one.

Give a Cookbook or Cookware

A great relationship can flourish while in your own kitchen too. A month or so of recipes you and your loved one can create night after night is the perfect way to show them your love. Alter the recipes to fit into your diet and change them based on your taste. And some brand new cookware and pre-selected pages will show your loved one you’re in this together.

Bring Them Breakfast in Bed

Using your newfound cooking abilities, wake up early one morning and prepare a delicious, heart-healthy breakfast. Allow them to sit back and relax as you start their day off right. Avocado toast, yogurt-fruit parfaits or an egg-white omelet with spinach are just a few possibilities they will love.

Curb Their Sweet Tooth

Everyone has those late-night cravings, but stopping them can be difficult sometimes. Diet smoothie mixes, puddings, and sweets are perfect for a healthy Valentine’s gift. A Mango Smoothie or a Peanut Butter Cookie will always hit the spot. Anyone with a sweet tooth will thank you, and maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a bite, too.

Enjoy a Glass of Wine Together

Always a classic. Always delicious. A glass of wine enjoyed with your loved one is a perfect way to end your Valentine’s Day with romance. It’s just as romantic as a box of chocolates, but with nowhere near the amount of calories. Sweet white wines like a Moscato or Riesling tend to be lower in calories, but if you’re craving a red, try something dry like a Pinot Noir or Syrah.

Have some fun creating and planning these exciting gifts for your loved ones. And remember that Valentine’s Day is a day meant for love, not chocolate.