They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach… but if you really love someone, don’t you want to whip them up something that’s delicious AND good for them? We’ve searched high and low and found some delicious love-inspiring recipes that won’t damage you or your sweet heart’s waistline!
Here’s our round-up of the best healthy recipes for Valentine’s Day. Show your valentine that you really care!
Almond Date Energy Hearts
Skip giving your sweetheart chocolates this Valentine’s Day! These Almond Date Energy Hearts are cute as a button and tasty too. Made with medjool dates, almonds, dark chocolate and coconut, these energizing treats are easy to whip up AND show where your heart lies.
Strawberry Shortcake Protein Pancakes
While we’re on the heart theme, there’s something so simple and sweet about a diced strawberry...and don’t they just look like little love hearts? Packed with protein, this delightful breakfast recipe - Strawberry Shortcake Protein Pancakes - will set your lover up for an energized day. All the better to spend a lovely evening with you once their workday is done!
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
Perfect as an appetizer or a side, this easy to make (and easy to eat) delicious salad will add a pop of romantic red to your dinner table. Complete with fatty-acid rich walnuts and creamy goats cheese to balance out the beets and only 150 calories!
Filet Mignon For Two With Sweet Potato Mash
Despite many misgivings about red meat, this impressive Valentine’s Day dinner is actually pretty healthy! Perfectly proportioned, the guys over at Eating Well have made a balanced dish that will leave you satisfied but not stuffed.
Chocolate Decadence Cake
No-one will guess this cake is healthy! The secret to this completely decadent mousse-like chocolate cake is that it’s made with natural cocoa powder and antioxidant boosting 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate. Even better, the cake tastes best when stored in the fridge the night before, so it's a great make-ahead dessert.
So there you have it - some great healthy recipes to treat someone special to this Valentine’s Day. Whoever you’re cooking for - your family, your friends or your partner - we hope your cooking is filled with love!