Valentine’s Day is usually about showing love to those we care about. What about showing yourself some care on this day instead?
Here are some suggestions to make yourself a priority on Valentine’s day.
1. Disconnect from the internet for a couple of hours. Sometimes we feel forced to constantly check in with friends or on social media. Take a two hour break and go for a walk, read, or take a nap instead.
2. Act like a kid. Try a coloring book, a puzzle, or a different craft. Or play with your child, a niece, or nephew. This is great time for our “adult brain” to take a rest and have fun.
3. Declutter or organize. For many, clutter and chaos can also make our minds feel chaotic. Take 30 minutes to declutter or organize an area of your home to de-stress.
4. Make time for movement or rest. Many view movement or exercise as a useful tool to maintaining health. It is also really important to follow what your body is telling you in the moment. Put on some music and dance for 15 minutes, stretch, go for a run, or lay on your yoga mat. Do what feels best to you!
5. Plan to learn something new. It can feel really great to learn a new skill. Look into classes on woodworking, knitting, baking, or painting. Find something that interests you!
Information gathered & adapted from:
Double Dipped Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas
6 wooden skewers
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup plain coconut milk yogurt
2 teaspoons sugar, divided
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup crushed pretzels
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Peel the bananas. Trim the ends and cut each banana in half. Stick wooden skewers into one end of each banana.
2. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Lay the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze for at least one hour.
3.Meanwhile, mix together the peanut butter, yogurt, and sugar in a small bowl. Once the bananas are frozen, remove them from the freezer.
4.Roll each banana segment in the peanut butter mixture to coat evenly. Once the bananas are all coated evenly, return them to the freezer on the lined baking sheet to set for an additional 30 minutes.
5.Mix the chopped nuts, pretzels, remaining teaspoon of sugar, and shredded coconut together in a medium sized bowl.
6.Melt the chocolate in a double boiler on the stove stop (a glass or metal bowl on top of a pot of simmering water).
7.Remove the bananas from the freezer. Dip each banana to coat in melted chocolate. Hold the banana over the bowl of toppings and sprinkle the toppings on until everything is evenly covered. Once all bananas are coated, return to the freezer for an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 6 servings
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