It feels like the holidays were only yesterday, and we are just now getting past all the celebrating, food and treats. Maybe you have taken the new year as an opportunity to make a fresh start to your health and fitness goals. And, just like that, another candy and sugar-filled holiday is upon us – Valentine’s Day! Another day that tempts us with heart-shaped candies that we get with every Valentine at school and chocolate, cookies and cupcakes that we get from our family and friends.
And, while it’s hard to tell from everything we see in the stores and on TV, Valentine’s Day is not really about candy and sugar. It’s about showing love to the special people in our lives. This can be done in many, many ways that don’t involve added sugar at all! Consider these ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day without candy: