Cooking as a ‘Love Language’: Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Young couple cooking at home and celebrating Saint Valentine
Everyone communicates and receives love differently. In Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, he suggests five different styles of expressing love. These styles include words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service and physical touch. According to YouGovAmerica, quality time is the love language preferred by most people. If this love language resonates with you, you probably enjoy creating special moments together and value uninterrupted and focused conversations with your partner.
Many people express love for their family and friends by making food for them. Cooking is also a great way to spend quality time together. It can be an intimate activity that involves teamwork and communication. Bonus – there’s an edible aftermath involved. Here are three plant-forward, heart-healthy dishes you’ll love:
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