Written by Dr. Enozia Vakil, B.A.M  | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Feb 14, 2019


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and gift shops seem to be loaded with chocolates and wine bottles. This time, gift your Valentine a precious gift - 'The gift of health'. Read below for some healthy suggestions and heartwarming recipes for your soul mate.

Food gifts for your Valentine: The gift for your valentine doesn’t have to be extravagant and expensive. Here are some amazing ways to flatter that special someone special in your life today.

Dark chocolates: These may not be too hard to find, considering the season of love around the corner. Choose from a good variety of dark chocolates to pamper your partner. Chocolates were thought to be the ‘nourishment of the gods’- all the more reason for you to add it to your shopping list.

Best Food Gifts and Heartwarming Recipes for Your Valentine

Loaded with health benefits, dark chocolates give you the freedom to indulge without the constant nagging at the back of the head. Even better get some dark cooking chocolate from the market, look up a recipe online, and make your own personalized chocolates for an extra touch of love. Add chopped nuts, sprinkles, and tiny mints to the mixture and experiment with molds. Freeze, de-mould, and pack it up nicely with a glittery ribbon.

Strawberries: Strawberries are known as the fruit of love, which is why they are among the best food-gift picks this Valentine. Blessed with the amazing powers to fight cancer, wrinkles, inflammation and bad cholesterol, strawberries are loved by almost everyone. Serve with a slab of vanilla ice-cream or as a chocolate fondue.

Almonds: Almonds are the best gifts for every season, including Valentine’s Day. What’s more, is that almonds are thought to arouse passionate feelings in women. Get good quality almonds from the supermarket and pack them impressively in pinks and reds!

Heartwarming recipes for your loved one! Another wonderful way to pamper your loved one this Valentine is to get cooking together. Cooking together is thought to improve relationships and cooking comfort food gets you into that calm and cozy feeling that’s best for the season.

Cook Together This Valentine’s Day

Rocky road: Rocky road is fun to make, and is a favorite among those with a sweet tooth. Be sure to add the dark chocolate, strawberries and almonds you’ve picked up beforehand.

Melt dark chocolate on a double boiler and add chopped nuts, berries, broken marshmallows and crispy crackles to it. Mix it well and spread till flat on a baking tray. Set for an hour in the freezer and cut into cubes. Wrap in clear cellophane paper with colorful ribbons to seal them.

Comfy cupcakes: Cupcakes are a favorite among both kids and adults. Make sure you use low-fat ingredients and healthier options. Look up a recipe for banana or chocolate cupcakes and decorate it with all your heart.


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