With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share some healthy V-DAY inspiration. If you want to skip the refined sugar, processed flour, nasty colours and flavours this Valentines Day, this is where you should start. These quick and simple ideas will have your loved one feeling very special indeed – no roses, chocolates or fluffy teddies required.
COOKIE CUTTER FUN!
If you were looking for a little something to make your Valentine’s day extra special, I would have to recommend a heart shaped cookie cutter. Available from most kitchen stores and of course online, these simple and effective tools will make your Valentine’s day gift-giving a whole lot easier.
Some ‘Breakfast in Bed’ inspiration below:
Watermelon, Rockmelon and Cantaloupe fruit skewers
Take advantage of fresh seasonal fruits and give this one a go. Quick, simple and effective. You could even substitute pineapple and kiwi fruit into this recipe for a tangy twist.
I HEART AVOCADO
Avocado on Sprouted Essene Bread
Kick off your Valentine’s day morning with some sugar-free love. Serve with a boiled egg on the side and you will have your better-half smiling from ear to ear.
MADE WITH LOVE
Grain-free Banana Pancakes
Using my grain-free banana pancakes recipe and the all important cookie cutter, you can quickly and simply put a VDAY spin on a breakfast favourite. Grain-free, Sugar-free, Nut-free and OH SO DELICIOUS.
LUNCHBOX AFFECTION Apple Heart Cut-Outs
I think this is the cutest idea for school lunch boxes or a quick and simple way to incorporate some love into your partner’s lunch without them knowing. Using your cut-out tool, cut an identical heart shape from both a red and a green apple. Switch the heart cut-outs from one coloured apple to the next and you’re done!
FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts
I remember when I was first introduced to ‘Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups’. I was working in Miami and they had a jar of Reese Mini’s sitting on the table in the agency. The girls warned me that if I dared to open the wrapper, my life was about to change. I took the risk and it was there I fell in love with the chocolate peanut butter combo. For the healthy version of this recipe, click here.
WHEN THINGS HEAT UP
Pink flavoured ice-cubes
I saw this picture on Pinterest and fell in love (no pun intended). This is a fast and effective way to add a special touch to a glass of champagne or sparkling water on Valentine’s Day. Here the creator has used pomegranate seeds however, raspberries also make a delicious inclusion! Simply add the fruit to the ice-cube trays after you fill them with water and freeze until they are set.
If anyone has any additional recipes or healthy Vday inspiration they would like to share, please add it to the comments below.
Most images for this piece were source from Pinterest.