Need Some Healthy Valentine’s Day Meals Inspiration? See Ours!
Oh, Valentine’s Day! Yet another day (if not the first) of the year that leads us into temptation because it’s all about special meals and indulging in chocolate and wine. And who wouldn’t say no… it’s a sweet celebration of love, hearts, and flowers!
But let’s be frank. You’ve just come from holiday; getting back into shape and losing focus for just one day isn’t worth it. We know you’re thinking, ‘It’s extremely hard when you’re a foodie!’ – we know! That’s why we’re here to encourage you to still enjoy the guilty pleasures of life, but in a subtle, more healthy way… Trust us, it’ll be cheaper than expensive dinner reservations in overcrowded restaurants.
Balance is key, and therefore, we’re throwing super-rich, delicious, healthy cooking and baking into the mix! Feel free to share your unique ideas and recipes with us on Facebook or Instagram. We’re sure that some other fellows will appreciate the inspiration too.
Breakfast: Wholewheat Crepe with Eggs and Roasted Peppers
This wholesome breakfast features colourful roasted peppers and soft-scrambled eggs wrapped inside homemade, wholewheat crepes. Alternatively, you can fill them with berries, bananas, yoghurt or whipped cream. Here’s how to whip them up.
Mid-Morning Snack: Heart Fruit Kebabs with Yoghurt Dip
These adorable heart-shaped fruit skewers with a citrusy yoghurt dip will fit the bill and your appetite of nibbling on something just two hours after breakfast… You have to try it!
Lunch: Salmon with Roasted Kumquats and Vegetables
Gorgeous roasted kumquats crown this brown butter-seared salmon like little jewels, making this a perfect date night dinner! You know you want to try this one…
Early Afternoon Snack: Strawberry and Bacon Roses Spinach Salad
This spinach salad turns simple ingredients extra-special with a tutorial on turning strawberries into hearts and bacon slices into pretty roses. See how it’s done here.
Late Afternoon Snack: Salted Honey Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
This fudge is only 5 ingredients (natural peanut butter, raw cacao, pink Himalayan sea salt, coconut oil, and honey) that combine to form creamy, decadent fudge. And, bonus: the freezer does all the work. Why the heck not?!
Dinner: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Pasta
Need some vegan inspiration? You can never go wrong with pasta for date night, especially if it’s tossed in this simple, delicious roasted red pepper sauce. If you love pasta so much, follow the link for the recipe.
Dessert: Chocolate Fruit Crisp for Two
This chocolate-y fruit crisp is not only vegan, gluten-free, AND paleo, but it’s adorable when baked into individual hearts! You can also serve this with ice cream. Want more? Yes, please!
Whether you treat yourself to all of the above, we guarantee you will love yourself even more without the guilt part, and if you serve it to someone special, we promise they will love you for it! Anyhow, enjoy Valentine’s Day, responsibly. Happy Love Day!
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