Chocolate and spa treatments like massages, facials and pedicures are quintessential Valentine’s Days gifts everyone loves to receive. Oasis Day Spa, with locations in New York City and Westchester, offers romantic packages combining chocolate and spa services like massages using chocolate body oil, and chocolate mousse facials. The oils and scrubs they use in their treatments are all natural and use ingredients you probably have at home, and Sandra Lakatos, the spa director, was kind enough to let us in on her secret recipe for their Chocolate Ganache Body Scrub. So treat yourself or a loved one to a homemade chocolate treat this Valentine’s Day — it will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated. Bonus: There are zero calories in this chocolate treat; it’s completely homemade and completely guilt-free.
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Keep the month of February sweet, hot and spicy with these romantic foods.
1. Start the month of right with 28 days of chocolate.
2. Read up on Katie Cavuto Boyle’s sensual Valentine’s dishes.
3. Check out Valentine’s recipes for kids and grown ups.
4. Keep red foods on your mind.
5. Make Ina Garten’s caviar dip.
Still searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat? Don’t resort to the drugstore box of chocolates just yet — here are 5 quick ways to show your Valentine that you care. (Bonus: They also happen to be healthy.)
There’s more to loving chocolate than candy — in honor of cupid, here are 28 ways to get your chocolate fix this month.
Some cultures believe that after eating a passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person your eyes fall upon. Even if you’re not into folklore, this lovable fruit is worth celebrating during this passionate month.
Valentine’s Day is here! For me, this means chocolates and romantic dinners, but that can also mean indulging in too many calories and fat. Fortunately, you don’t have to skimp on decadence tonight. Here, I’ve reworked a traditional Valentine’s Day meal, featuring a bison steak and comforting sides, to make easier on the waistline and pleasing to your palate.
Added bonus: These recipes contain some noted aphrodisiacs to help rev up the romance.
I just adore the month of February. I feel like we’re almost over the winter hump and can start looking forward to spring. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the month and love is in bloom — plus, it’s National Heart Health Month! As a dietitian, I encourage eating healthfully for your heart, but at the same time, I have a sweet tooth. I just love all the heart-shaped sweet treats that line supermarket shelves this month.
This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!
Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, whip up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these for dessert, give them away to friends or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.
- For the Kids at Heart:
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
- Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches
- Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters
Valentine’s Day is just a week away. A great way to spoil that special someone is breakfast in bed. You can skip the chocolates (or save them for later) when this savory frittata is on the menu. This breakfast beauty is quick and simple to whip up and you can use whatever veggies your special someone loves. (It’s a great clean-out-the-fridge recipe for a week’s end, too.)
I don’t know about you but I believe in the old saying: the fastest way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach!