Valentine’s Day is always filled with sweets for your sweet, but since your loved one is already sweet enough we thought it would be a great idea to share fun but healthy holiday recipes this year! After all, February is American Heart Month. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke! So, this Valentine’s Day let’s put a little extra care into the recipes we make to bring those numbers down.
1. Red Velvet Beetroot Pancakes
So, you’re probably wondering what a beetroot pancake is, am I right? Well, it is a pancake filled with a hidden vegetable no one will ever notice! A vegetable that is filled with fiber, iron, folic acid, and is rich in anti-oxidants. Plus, it has been known to help lower blood pressure, a tip we can’t ignore during American Heart Month! Head on over to My Fussy Eater for the recipe!
2. Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
What’s not to love about a smoothie that contains antioxidants that are known to be helpful for fighting against anti-aging, cancer, and heart disease?! Smoothies that are packed with fruit and low-fat yogurts are a great mid-day snack option. Make one of these for your Valentine instead of filling them up with a milkshake or a bowl of ice cream. Check out the ingredients and details over at My Recipes.
3. Avocado Heart Shaped Lunch
Could this Valentine’s Day lunch idea be any sweeter?! If your loved one is always on Pinterest searching for avocado recipes, this simple lunch trick is one you will want to surprise them with. With a heart shaped cookie cutter you can turn the avocados and the bread into hearts! Turn an avocado sandwich into avocado chicken salad by adding chopped cooked chicken, apple pieces, celery, and onion!
4. Healthy Pizza
Yes Virginia, there is such a thing as a healthy pizza! When you cook your Valentine a healthy pizza alternative for dinner, don’t be shocked when they ask you to marry them! Instead of making a carb filled crust that is going to leave you and them bloated all night long, make the crust out of kale. Stop by Sweet As Honey for the recipe.
5. Heart Shaped Fruit Kabobs
Complete your Valentine’s Day with adorable heart shaped fruit kabobs, which are a fun idea to get kids in on too! You can make the strawberries and watermelon into hearts with a knife or use a tiny heart shaped cookie cutter. To make this treat even better, dip them into melted dark chocolate, which is known to help lower blood pressure when consumed in small amounts.
Keep your loved ones’ health in mind this Valentine’s Day when you share these fun yet healthy recipes with them. Also keep them in mind when considering calling The Weimer Group to discuss adding a Life Insurance policy to your coverage. Call the Perkasie office at 215-257-9171 or the Harleysville office at 215-723-9805.
Happy Valentine’s Day!