Posted on Feb 13, 2014
Spreading the Love and Valentines Treats to Share with In Home Help
February 14th is fast approaching. If you haven’t been overwhelmed by the red, pink and hearts décor in every department store, you'll surely get a toothache looking at the wide variety of sugary and chocolaty treats available this time of year. Children are creating their Valentine boxes to collect their treats from fellow classmates. Roses are sure to fly off the shelves to be presented as a fragrant gift for a loved one. There are so many ways to express amorous feelings through cards, candy and gifts; however, this holiday wasn’t always so commercial.
A simple of gesture of a homemade baked good or a handmade card featuring a pretty heart along with a flower was all that was required to show someone that they were loved. There are so many ways to show someone you care about them without having to fill their bellies with sugar and showering them with rose petals. This Valentine’s Day, make it a point to show your loved one you care by doing something a bit different.
It’s quite convenient that February is designated by the American Heart Association as American Heart Month. This is a great month to pay attention to your heart, both literally and figuratively. If you are interested in showing you care with heart shaped edibles, try something new that won’t break the scale. A fresh fruit bouquet is an option to send a loved one instead of the familiar standby flowers. Simple and healthy ideas with a twist could include adding heart-shaped cheese to your loved one’s salad and piecing together two diagonally cut cherry tomatoes to create a garden fresh symbol of love. Sugar-free, chocolate strawberries are not only yummy, they are very healthy. Strawberries are a naturally heart-healthy Valentine’s Day treat that fits in greatly with the red theme. When you cut a strawberry in half, it also looks like a heart! Angel food with sugar-free icing is a low calorie and delicious treat to share. There are many recipes for creating homemade granola to give as a Valentine’s treat in a pretty jar, rather than candies.
If you are looking for new ways to show how much you care on Valentine’s Day, try something nonedible such as giving tickets to a movie theatre, local hockey or basketball game. If you have an elderly loved one in your life, a simple gesture of a planned afternoon out of the house to have lunch would be a fantastic way to show you care. In many ways, time spent with loved ones is more of a treasure than any material item could ever be.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home care for the elderly and the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Big Lake to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-262-9966! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Big Lake provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Elk River, Monticello, Zimmerman, Big Lake, St. Michael, St. Cloud, Minnesota.