7 Tips for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

Did Valentine’s Day sneak up on you?

No need to spend tons of money on gifts, we’ve got you covered with some tips on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Whether you’ll be celebrating with someone special, your kids, a friend, or even solo -our tips guide to a heart healthy Valentine’s Day!

7 Tips for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

 #1- Make it a fish dinner.

Sole en Papillote | www.canolarecipes.ca

Not only is salmon a great source of omega 3 fatty acids that help lower your cholesterol, but it’s delicious too!  Try our heart healthy  Salmon and Asparagus Pasta,  Sole en Papillote (Fish in Paper) or this Super Salmon Salad, super because it is a salad fit for a meal!

#2 – Make a home cooked meal together.

Nothing helps us bond with the ones we love than spending some time together in the kitchen. Our Beet Pesto Cream Linguini is the perfect dish to make side by side.

Beet Pesto Cream Luguini|www.canolaeatwell.com

#3 – Breakfast to-go!

Breakfast in bed is such a nice treat. But if you need to run out the door make our Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins for your loved ones to take on the go!

#4 – Go ahead, indulge in dessert.

Want to keep it heart healthy? Try this Fruit Salad with Mojito Dressing. Yes, there’s a tiny bit of rum in it, but you can skip it and it’ll still be a treat! For a fancy sweet treat try Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing or Chocolate Cherry Sweetheart Brownies.!

#5 – Stay active with the ones you love!

Walking Together | www.canolaeatwell.com

Valentine’s Day is about showing your appreciation for loved ones, and what better way to show it than by doing an activity together? Take a walk, go to a dance class, hit the curling rink, go skating or bowling.  If you want to be a little more daring, try something new together.  Go to a yoga or zumba class, these cardio classes will get your hearts beating fast!

#6- Remember ALL the special people

Salt Dough Heart Decorations | www.canolaeatwell.com

Take time to Remember ALL the special people in your life and show them your appreciation with a card, or quick phone call or visit. Older family members, friends, and caregivers may sometimes be forgotten. Say “thanks for being you” with a gift from the heart by making Body Salt Scrub or Handmade Salt Dough Decorations.

#7- Remember your heart health!

Heart Hands Canola Field | www.canolaeatwell.com

If your heart could talk, this is what it would say. After reading and laughing, be sure to pass it on to a friend!  (Letter courtesy of our hilarious friend Mairlyn Smith)

How do you love your heart? Let us know below or on social for a chance to win a $100 grocery gift card and prize package!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Be Well…Jenn

Please Note: This is an updated post originally written and published by Wendy Elias-Gagnon on February 13, 2012. 


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