The Perfect Breakfast in Bed for Your Valentine Sweetheart!

Do you have plans for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? If not, why not start their day off right with a lovely delicious breakfast in bed!

Show your signifcant other you care with heart shapped pancakes, eggs, and more! Everyone loves a special mdae breakfast just for them.

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a seperate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, food coloring, and vinegar.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until combined.
  4. Add in the melted butter and fold gently to mix.
  5. Preheat skillet to medium heat.
  6. Place your heart shaped cookie cutter in the pan and fill with a scoop of pancake mix.
  7. Cook and Enjoy!
  • heart shaped cookie cutters
  • watermelon
  • cantelope
  • berries
  1. Slice the cantelope and watermelon so that each slice is about 3cm thick.
  2. Using your cookie cutters, start cutting out heart shaped fruit from the slices.
  3. Once your bowl is full, top it off with a handful of blue berries for a burst of color.
  • 2 slices of bread (your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of jam
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • butter
  • 1 egg
  1. Taking one slice of bread, spread a layer of jam on the slice and then top with your two slices of cheddar. Place second slice of bread on top.
  2. Heat your butter in a skillet on medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add your sandwich and begin to grill until it is golden brown.
  3. Before flipping the sandwich over, remove the sandwich from the pan and using a heart shapped cookie cutter, cut the centre out of the sandwich.
  4. Return the sandwich and the heart shapped centre to the skillet and begin to grill the opposite side.
  5. Immediately add the egg to the heart shaped hole and allow to cook.
  6. Lower heat slightly to ensure your sandwich does not burn while the egg is cooking.
  7. Once it is cooked to how you like it, remove the sandwich from the pan.
  8. Transfer to a plate and serve!
  • 1 sliced strawberry
  • a fresh strawberry for garnish
  • 3 ounces of champagne
  • 2 ounces of berry juice
  1. Place your sliced strawberry slices in the bottom of the champagne flute.
  2. Add the 2 ounces of berry juice to the flute.
  3. Top off with the 3 ounces of champagne and garnish with a strawberry.
  4. Cheers and enjoy!

9 Ways Aerobic Exercise Changes Your Body For The Better

We know, we hate exercise just as much as you do. The sad truth is, staying healthy involves exercising whether we like it or not.

But we have some good news: new research is proving that the least intense kind of exercise, aerobics or “cardio,” can have huge benefits for your body, even in very small doses.

Here’s nine ways the exercise can improve your body:

1. It helps manage diabetes

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Whether you already have Type 2 diabetes, or you’re trying to avoid it, aerobic exercise has been proven to keep the disease at bay. The even better news is that it only takes 20 minutes of mild exercise a few days each week to cut your diabetes risk by almost half.

In fact, just one session of cardio exercise can regulate your body’s insulin production for the next 24 hours.

2. It lifts your mood

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According to Harvard Medical School, aerobic exercise like running or swimming “has a unique capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress.”

Even patients with clinical depression noticed a significant improvement in their symptoms with just 30 minutes on the treadmill a few days each week.

3. It builds muscle

Harvard Health Publishing

It used to be common knowledge that cardio exercises cut fat, while you had to lift weights to build muscle. In fact, a review of 14 studies found that under an hour of cardio exercise four days a week can help build your leg muscles as well as resistance exercise does.

4. It can repair your heart

Medical news Today

As we age, the muscles in your heart “stiffen,” making it harder for the muscle to pump oxygen-rich blood all over your body. Regular cardio exercise has been proven to loosen up your heart muscles, improving your overall health.