Do you celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day?
We do! But we don’t feel the need to spend a bunch of money to do it. Just finding little ways to show our love and affection makes it a fun day to celebrate, without the pressure of lavish gifts or last-minute trips to the store. So whether you celebrate love on this day or every day, here are some of our easy, eco-friendlier and healthier ideas for celebrating love with your loved one during February, the Month of Romance and Heart Health.
3 Easy Ways to Celebrate a Homemade and Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day:
1) Make your own Valentines and decorations from items you already have around the house. Not sure where to start? Here are some fun ideas from our friends at Mother Nature Network
2) Put a cute or clever handwritten note or other lovie in your kids’ or spouse’s lunch box.
3) Get creative with food! Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make heart-shaped pieces of melon, apples cantaloupe, pancakes, sandwiches, or even your organic veggies, free range chicken, grassfed beef or sustainable fish main course at dinner! Looking for a real food, organic Valentine’s Day treat with a little bit of chocolate? Then you must try this Real Food Brownie recipe from 100 Days of Real Food, filled with real food goodness like coconut oil and cacao. We eat sprouted grains and raw food as often as possible, so I made two simple adjustments to the Whole Grain Brownie recipe: I used Arrowhead Mills Organic Sprouted Grain Wheat Flour in place of the whole wheat flour called for in the recipe and Divine Organics Raw Cacao Powder instead of cocoa (same quantities). Make the brownie recipe as directed, then cut into squares and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or paring knife to turn the yummy brownies into a delicious heart-shaped treat!