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My Last-Minute Valentine

By Value Guru, February 13, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

ValentinesHello, is it me you’re looking for? If you need to make a big impression this Valentine’s Day without putting a dent in your savings….and fast!…then yes, you are looking for me, the Value Guru.

Thanks to The Whole Deal® value guide, you can create a Valentine’s Day celebration that won’t leave you in the red. Here’s a simple list of three must-haves to make tomorrow extra special.

1. Whole Trade® Flowers. Pick these beautiful, high-quality flowers and support the well-being of farm workers and the environment. Our Whole Trade® Guarantee delivers better wages and working conditions, environmental responsibility, community development and 1% of sales to Whole Planet Foundation®. So you’re buying the best you can for yourself, your community, your world and your valentine.

2. The card. The cost of love might be debatable but our free fruity cut-out cards aren’t…just click, print and share! We think you’ll love them berry much.

Red Wine Strawberries and Cream3. Treats for two. Four words. Red. Wine. Strawberries. Cream. Together they create one delectable dessert for under $4 a serving. Tip: these spiced, red-wine-infused strawberries can be made ahead of time, or served immediately if you prefer your strawberries firmer.

Searching for a date night dessert for the heart conscious? Show you care about your sweetheart’s health with this creamy vegan Chocolate Pudding – no added oil or refined sugar!

Make Love Last

Just because February 14th must come to an end, showering your valentine with love shouldn’t. Homemade potpourri like our Lavender Rose Potpourri is a great way to preserve roses and memories. You can fill sachets to scent drawers, place potpourri in a bowl to add fragrance to a room or give it as a gift.

The Whole DealLove saving? Us too! Check out The Whole Deal value guide for Sure Deals, more than $53 in coupons, 10 new budget-friendly recipes, a daily meal planner and money-saving tips.

What are you picking up for your valentine at Whole Foods Market? (Extra kisses from the Value Guru to those who think up pennywise purchases that impress.)

 

14 Comments

Comments

Rodney says ...
Lots of great ideas! What can you do for your valentine who has had to change her diet - low/no sodium, no chocolate, etc. - due to high blood pressure?
02/13/2013 11:06:16 AM CST
Selita says ...
Baking a cake for my boyfriend, but he's a diabetic. What ingredients can I use that will taste great and be good for him.
02/13/2013 12:57:22 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SELITA - You can run an advanced search for recipes on our website. I went ahead and conducted a search for "sugar conscious" and "dessert" options for you! You can find them at https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/search/%20?f[0]=field_special_diet%3A137&f[1]=field_recipe_course%3A828
02/13/2013 5:53:03 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RODNEY - I conducted a similar search for you narrowing down our "low sodium" "dessert" options. There were a few with chocolate as an ingredient but we have tons of ideas without chocolate! https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/search/%20?f[0]=field_special_diet%3A22&f[1]=field_recipe_course%3A828
02/13/2013 5:55:06 PM CST
Sue says ...
I was at WF today and picked up my sweetie chocolate covered strawberries. They look yummy!
02/13/2013 6:16:37 PM CST
kaye says ...
low sodium
02/14/2013 7:12:03 AM CST
Tammy says ...
Do you have a recipe for this? Four words. Red. Wine. Strawberries. Cream. Together they create one delectable dessert for under $4 a serving. Tip: these spiced, red-wine-infused strawberries can be made ahead of time, or served immediately if you prefer your strawberries firmer.
02/14/2013 7:15:24 AM CST
NORMA says ...
How about allergens free? (dairy,wheat,soy,eggs,oats :/)
02/14/2013 8:57:41 AM CST
mrszizzo says ...
I'm picking up some yummy and beautiful pastries from the bakery department! I love the mini tarts and my daughters love the cupcakes with flowers on top. Festive, fun and delicious! Looking forward to Valentine dessert tonight!
02/14/2013 9:22:12 AM CST
Lisa says ...
Is there a recipe for these spicy, red-wine infused strawberries and the delicious dessert referred to above? I didn't see a link. Thanks.
02/14/2013 9:47:28 AM CST
Kathy G says ...
I wanted to let you know I linked to this post on my blog today: http://kathys-second-half.blogspot.com/2013/02/orange-you-glad.html Thanks for the inspiration!
02/14/2013 3:36:13 PM CST
marmaladesky says ...
Vegan Chocolate Pudding...yay! Many thanks for sharing!
02/14/2013 3:40:26 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TAMMY & @LISA - You bet we have the recipe. If you click on the photo it will take you to http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/3390 where you will find the recipe. Enjoy!
02/14/2013 5:06:52 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NORMA - You can search for particular allergies on our recipe site at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes.
02/15/2013 4:27:03 PM CST