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Feb 14

5 Special Ways to Celebrate A Healthy Valentine’s Day

February 14 is coming, have you planned how you’ll spend your Valentine’s Day? If you want to break free from the typical and spend this holiday the healthier way, these five fun and sweet ways plus our Herbalife Holiday Diet Meal Plan will ensure you’ll have a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.

Skip those high-calorie chocolates, cakes and meals at fancy restaurants and give your loved one the best valentine present – good health.

Be Active

Do something new and exciting this Valentine’s Day. Go on a hike with your special someone. Visit your local park and go biking or play a game of one-on-one volleyball. If it’s too cold for these activities, do indoor rock climbing, attend a yoga or cooking class together. Not only will you get your bodies moving, blood flowing and heart pumping, these calorie-burning activities will reduce your waistlines too.

Travel

Nothing beats spending Valentine’s Day with your loved one in a different place. Traveling is a very soothing activity which can help stabilize blood pressure, leaving you feeling happier and more relaxed. Just be sure you’ve got everything ready down to the little details to ensure a blissful getaway.

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Cook Valentine’s Dinner Together

Instead of dining out, why not prepare your own valentine meals? It’s a great bonding activity and helps burn lots of calories as well. Plus, you’ll be able to control what goes into your food.

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Here’s a tasty and healthy low calorie Valentine menu that’s easy to whip up:

Appetizer

mixed-field-greens,-asian-pears-pecans-salad-large-23949Mixed Field Greens, Asian Pears & Pecan Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups spring salad mix
  • 1 1/2 Asian pear, cut into thin slices
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • Asian balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

  1. Arrange the greens, pears and pecans on chilled salad plates. Evenly divide the Asian balsamic vinaigrette among the salads.

To make Asian balsamic vinaigrette:

  • Beat 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard and 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root in a small bowl with a fork or whisk until blended.

Main Dish

broiled salmon with miso glaze for twoBroiled Salmon with Miso Glaze for Two

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon miso, preferably white
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • 8 ounces center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 2 portions
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk miso, mirin, soy sauce, ginger and hot sauce in a small bowl until smooth.
  3. Place salmon fillets, skinned-side down in the prepared pan. Brush generously with the miso mixture. Broil the salmon until just cooked through in the center, 6 to 8 minutes. Garnish the salmon with scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds.

Dessert

old fashioned fruit crumbleOld-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen fruit, such as blueberries, peaches, plums
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole-wheat or all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds or pecans
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Combine fruit with granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and orange juice. Divide among four 6-ounce ovenproof ramekins. Combine oats, nuts, brown sugar, the remaining 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Drizzle with oil and stir to combine. Sprinkle over the fruit mixture. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Volunteer

Ask your partner, family and friends to lend a hand and spend time visiting food kitchens, hospitals, nursing home and homeless shelters this Valentine’s Day. Volunteering can help ease anxiety and depression. Plus, nothing beats the feeling you’ll get seeing you’ve made someone else happy.

Follow The Herbalife Holiday Diet Meal Plan

Here’s an easy weight loss meal plan you can follow so you can still enjoy feasting those mouth-watering valentine meals sans holiday weight gain:

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

  • Before Your Big Meal: Take 1/2 teaspoon of Tea Mix Original 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: 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 Shake (Make sure you take the shake at least 1 hour before the meal, otherwise it will cause you weight gain)
  • Right Before Your Big Meal: Take 1/2 teaspoon of Tea Mix Original 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.

Make it a goal to have a healthy Valentine’s Day this year. 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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