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Feb 14

A Need to Know – to Have A Healthy Valentine’s Day

Give your loved ones the gift of good health & a really joyful heart this Valentine's Day! Include these activities, recipes and our Herbalife Holiday Diet into your routine so you and your loved ones can enjoy a healthy Valentine’s Day together without compromising your well-being.

** Make sure you read until the end. We are sharing our Herbalife Holiday Meal Plan to keep you slim this Valentine's Day **

Get Active                                

Skip the dinner and movie date and try doing something adventurous and new. Plan an outdoor date. Go on a nature trip with your loved one. Visit a local zoo or park and engage in a game of volleyball then end it with a healthy picnic.

Indoor activities such as ice-skating, a cooking class (cooking is a great calorie burner) and indoor rock climbing will get your bodies moving, blood flowing, hearts pumping and your waist size decreasing.

 

Travel

There’s nothing more romantic than going somewhere different this Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Prepare everything in advance to ensure a happy trip, from your itinerary down to your first-aid kit. A relaxing getaway helps stabilize one’s blood pressure, leaving you feeling happier and more relaxed.

couple-on-a-vacation

 

Volunteer

Rather than planning an intimate dinner, why not make Valentine’s day a day for lending a hand? Ask your partner, family and friends to volunteer your time together by visiting hospitals, homeless shelters, nursing homes, food kitchens and your local charity groups. Volunteering is one of the most unique Valentine gifts anyone can give. Plus, nothing beats seeing the joy you’re giving to those in need.

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Whip Up A Home-Cooked Meal

Preparing your own food gives you a lowdown into what really goes into your food. You can prepare Valentine meals that are heart healthy and even make a healthier version of your loved one’s favourite food.

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Try these lip-smacking and healthy low calorie recipes for your Valentine’s Day dinner menu:

Appetizer

spinach-and-grapefruit-saladSpinach and Pink Grapefruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small pink grapefruit, peeled, pith removed, segmented and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbsp walnut pieces, chopped

 

Directions:

  1. Rinse, drain and dry baby spinach leaves; arrange on 4 salad plates.
  2. Arrange grapefruit pieces on top, followed by onion slivers and mushroom slices. Scatter raspberries and walnut pieces on top.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of your favorite low-fat or fat-free citrus or raspberry vinaigrette.

Main Dish

pomegranate-duckPomegranate Duck

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless duck breast, skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 235°C.
  2. Sprinkle duck with salt. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the duck and cook until browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the duck to a small baking dish and roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 65°C, 8 to 12 minutes for medium, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes.
  3. While the duck is roasting, return the pan to medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds-1 minute. Add pomegranate juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves. Add to the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes. When the duck has finished resting, pour any collected juices into the sauce and stir to sign.
  4. Thinly slice the duck; serve topped with the pomegranate sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Dessert

black-forest-sweet-heart-tartsBlack Forest Sweet Heart Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • chocolate curls (optional)
  • sliced almonds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut heart shapes from cake or use as is. Beat whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; fold in vanilla.
  2. Combine cherry pie filling and almond extract.
  3. For each serving; spread cherry pie filling over cake heart shape.
  4. Top with whipping cream.
  5. Garnish with chocolate curls and slivered.
  6. Top with almonds, if desired.
 
Follow The Herbalife Holiday Diet Meal Plan

Here’s how you can enjoy feasting those Valentine's Day recipes sans putting on a lot of pounds:

For people who can’t keep up with their Formula 1 Shakes but still want to lose weight

Note: The progress will be slower as compared to following the meal plan completely.

Another option: The Complete Herbalife Holiday Meal Plan

  • 1 Hour Before Your Big Meal: Take 1 Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix (Make sure you take the shake at least 1 hour before the meal, otherwise it will cause you to gain weight)
  • Right Before Your Big Meal: Take 1/2 teaspoon of Thermojetics Instant Herbal Beverage in 250 mL or less/more water (depending on the concentration you like).
  • After Your Big Meal: Take 5 caps of Herbal Aloe Concentrate in 250 mL or less/more water to flush out the bad stuff from your system.

Note: By following this meal plan, you should feel a little full so you won’t eat that much.

 

With these healthy Valentine’s Day ideas, saying “I love you.” has never been sweeter and healthier!

Spread the love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Shoot us an e-mail if you have questions.

 

Rooting for you,

~ The HSO Team ~

Simply Awesome.

 

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