Spice up your romantic evening with these HEALTHY Valentine’s Day Recipes – delicious appetizers, entrees, and scrumptious desserts that will trigger feel-good mood and make your date night sexy and special.
When we were younger and still going out, my husband and I used to celebrate Valentine’s Day with gifts and a special meal out. It was a true romance night. A full package. And then we started a family, got our kid, and somehow the February 14 has taken on the different feel. These days instead of heading out for a fancy dinner we like to have nice romantic dinner at our home. That doesn’t mean that it’s less romantic evening. While grandma is babysitting on our kid for the night, we like to cook our dinner together, listen to some music and then just enjoy the food and nice conversation. Without gifts. Nothing too pompous. Just the two of us and relaxed time together.
Although I have nothing against romance, going out and gifts, somehow we prefer the privacy of our home and ease. The advantage of staying at home is, of course, the savings in the home budget, especially after wasteful December and holiday season, but also the fact that cooking at home for us means eating good food and eating healthy.
If you are too, romantics and advocates of healthy eating who likes to spend Valentine’s Day at home, then this roundup is just the right for you. Today I’ve rounded up 25 HEALTHY recipes – from appetizers that will raise your libido, delicious main dishes, to scrumptious desserts that will, surely awaken your passion and make you Valentine’s Day / Date Night very special … and super sexy. These meals are carefully selected to include only healthy ingredients and fresh whole foods so you can enjoy your dinner worry AND guilt-free.
SUPERFOOD QUINOA STUFFED MUSHROOMS via Contentedness Cooking
Fruit Skewers via Coffee & Brunch bcn
Fresh Radish and Ricotta Crostini via She Eats
MUSSELS IN WHITE WINE via Caroline’s Cooking
Roasted Delicata, Arugula and Raddichio Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing via Pinch and Swirl
ROASTED BEET HUMMUS via Stellicious Life
FIG, RICOTTA AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD via Sprinkles and Sprouts
TOMATO BASIL CAPRESE APPETIZER via Apples for CJ
ZUCCHINI RAVIOLI via Veggies Don’t Bite
One Pan Greek Chicken via Swanky Recipes
Winter Sweet Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios via Home & Plate
ONE PAN PARMESAN TUSCAN CHICKEN via It’s Cheat Day Everyday
Squid Ink Spaghetti With Shrimp via Krumpli
Creamy Red Lentil Carrot Soup via Nutmeg Nanny
Cherry beer braised chicken thighs with figs via BBQ Bastard
WALNUT CRUSTED SALMON via Haute and Healthy Living
SESAME SEARED AHI TUNA WITH GINGER SOY SAUCE via Champagne Tastes
Fudgy Cocoa Pomegranate Brownies via Natalie’s Food & Health
CHOCOLATE FRUIT CRISP FOR TWO via The Organic Dietitian
Baked Figs with Goat Cheese via Happy Kitchen Rocks
Strawberry Layer Cake in a Glass via Use Your Noodles
Chocolate Cinnamon Balls via Natalie’s Food & Health
Skinny flourless dark chocolate cake via Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Raspberry Ripple and Chocolate Raw Cheesecake Bars via Lauren Caris Cooks
Healthy Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls via The Rising Spoon