9 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes
This February 14th, show your special someone some love with these delicious and healthy Valentine’s Day recipes! This collection proves that you don’t need to go overboard with sugary treats and yet can still enjoy perfectly satisfying desserts and special meals with your family or valentine.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. While I don’t think we need one day to remind us to shower our loved ones with affection (shouldn’t that be EVERY day?), I still believe that we can make the most out of this holiday and do something special or out-of-the-ordinary, because well, why not?!
Typically Valentine’s Day involves sugary candy hearts (anyone else think those are one of the grossest candies ever?), boxes of chocolates filled to the brim with toxic additives or artificially-colored red, pink and white M&Ms. Not this year!
As usual here on R+R, we’re proving how you can actually eat good-for-you foods while feeling like you’re indulging – without sacrificing flavor or your health!
So go ahead – steal the hearts of your partner, kids or friends this February 14th with these outrageously yummy, fun and festive savory Valentine’s Day recipes!
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Brownies
Can’t decide between chocolatey, crunchy, gooey and decadent? You won’t have to with these Maple Cinnamon Fudgy Flourless Brownies! These gluten-free brownies are easy to make (one bowl!) while being surprisingly refined sugar-free, vegan, nutrient-dense AND yet also rich, super moist and fudgy! The perfect way to sneak more plant-based protein into your diet–no one will ever guess these flourless brownies are actually good for you!
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Sushi
Did you know sushi is my favorite food? There’s just something so exotic and romantic about it too, dontcha think? If you and your valentine are looking for a fun and different Valentine’s Day recipe this year, try creating your own sushi at home. Check out this easy-to-follow homemade sushi tutorial from Peas and Crayons with lots of tips, tricks, and photos to help you roll like a pro, along with sushi and sauce recipes galore!
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Smoothies
If you’re looking for a pretty and super healthy breakfast or snack your loved ones can take on the go, look no further than this Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie. Made with cacao, spinach, almond milk and collagen protein (and WITHOUT yogurt or bananas), this healthy, dairy-free recipe is Paleo, vegan-friendly and also great for sleep, weight loss and nourishing your body.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Pancakes
What says ‘I love you’ more than waking up to healthy, heart-shaped pancakes?! The whole family will love this recipe for Heart Pancakes from Two Peas & Their Pod that’s topped with sweet strawberries. Because really – what’s Valentine’s Day without hearts and strawberries?
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Pizza
Okay, I just couldn’t resist one more heart-shaped recipe! Celebrate date night in with these adorable Mini Heart-Shaped Supreme Pizzas from Climbing Grier Mountain. Whether single or coupled, child or adult – who wouldn’t want to eat these fun, cheesy hearts on Valentine’s Day?
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Hummus
Make your loved ones a festive red, healthy snack with this savory Easy Superfood Beet Hummus! A vibrant and healthy twist on beet hummus that’s bursting with vitamins, minerals, and skin-nourishing collagen protein, this homemade hummus is quick to make with chickpeas, tahini, and beets for a delicious and clean snack.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Lamb Chops
Try something different for dinner this year and cook these beautiful Seared Lamb Chops with Raspberry Marsala Sauce from The Endless Meal. Lamb is an excellent source of iron, healthy fats like omega-3s and CLA, a nervous system health promoter, immune booster AND a protein powerhouse! (source) Who knew?
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Elixirs
Cherries are another iconic Valentine’s Day food. If you and your partner are craving a quiet evening at home together, try ending your night with this Tart Cherry Sleepytime Elixir from Abra’s Kitchen. This warm drink with chamomile, lavender, and tart cherry will encourage a deep, peaceful and restful sleep for the both of you!
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes: Cheesecake
These Blueberry No Bake, Dairy-Free Cheesecakes are gluten free and yet still rich, creamy and decadent thanks to cashews, coconut and vegan cream cheese. A perfect, personal-sized treat for everyone in the family that proves Valentine’s Day recipes can be delicious AND healthy!
Which of these healthy Valentine’s Day recipes will you be enjoying this year? Let us know in the comments below!
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