Some healthy date ideas for your Valentine’s Day, or just when you feel like having fun with your honey!
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and while I’m not the type of person who goes all out on holidays like this, I do enjoy taking the opportunity to show my boyfriend, Zack, a little extra appreciation. This will be our fourth Valentine’s Day together and we always stick to doing something simple.
Our first year I made him the cutest little bouquet full of treats and snacks he loves, but other than that we like to get each other a card and just do something a little different than normal, like go out to eat or do a fun activity.
If you’re looking for something to do with your significant other next week, I put together a list of healthy date ideas to help you out!
Try a new restaurant (or a new dish at a favorite restaurant)
If you want to dress up and go out to eat, date night is the perfect chance to try that new restaurant downtown or get a different meal at your usual place.
While I suggest getting whatever dish sounds good, especially if it’s a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, there are ways to stick to eating healthy while out to eat. Choose an option with meat and a vegetable, rather than a pasta, and make healthier substitutions, like a baked potato over french fries or a salad instead of rolls. Most importantly, enjoy yourself!
Make a healthy dinner at home
Who says you have to go out to an expensive, crowded restaurant to enjoy Valentine’s Day? Stay at home in your comfy clothes and cook a meal together! Making dinner as a team is a great way to work together on something, with a delicious end result. Check out my recipes page for some ideas.
Even if it’s freezing cold like it is where I live, there is always a way to get outside and do something fun. Go for a hike in the woods, build a snowman, have a snowball fight, go for a fourwheeler ride, cross country ski, or, if it’s warm, go kayaking, canoeing, or biking. Getting outside can help you move your body and boost your mood!
Pick a fun activity
If you’d like to go out and do something, pick an activity that requires more moving. Maybe go ice skating, roller blading, bowling, paintballing, go-karting, or to a zoo or theme park. Choosing a place to go that is more active will force you to move and stay healthy!
Work out together
I’m definitely not the type of person who wants to spend Valentine’s Day at the gym, but working out together can really make you happier and have a good connection. Maybe do a quick couples workout at home, go for a run, or take a class together. When Zack and I work out together, I notice it not only make us personally feel great, but also strengthens our relationship.
Play games or watch a movie with homemade snacks
This can go along with the idea to make dinner at home I talked about above. If you choose to have a relaxing night in, make some healthy snacks to enjoy while you do something fun before or after dinner. Enjoy homemade popcorn or another treat while watching a movie, playing a board or card game (we’re obsessed with Phase 10), or doing a craft.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated or over-the-top. These healthy date ideas are simple, but fun, and can make any day or night with your honey enjoyable!
What do you like to do with your significant other on date night?
P.S. Shout-out to my mom for being our personal photographer 🙂
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