A Healthy Valentine’s Day is good for your heart

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These Healthy Valentine's Day Recipe ideas are perfect for two!
These Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipe ideas are perfect for two!

Every couple needs some time just to be a couple.  I believe it’s an unhealthy trend to include children on every date and outing.  Couples need time to know each other outside of their shared parenting partnership.  Isn’t it stupendously awesome that Valentine’s day encourages couples to set aside a romantic date night, just for the two of you?

Take it as a hint from the powers that be who planned this lover’s holiday.  Plan some time to spend a day together as a couple!  To that end, I’ve compiled a list of several healthy recipes for two.  It’s hard to feel romantic after a heavy, calorie-laden meal, so I’ve tried to find some special meals that won’t leave you too stuffed to enjoy each other’s company.

Don’t stop at a healthy meal, however.  Plan a healthy Valentine’s day with some of the active date ideas in this article.  Get the blood flowing instead of pooling 🙂

I highly recommend my Tilapia En Papillote with Ginger glazed carrots.  The recipe easily scales to two people.  I make it for my husband and myself frequently.

Healthy Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Two

  1. Beet Blueberry Ginger Smoothie Bowl – Vegan – a sumptuous meal perfectly colored for the romantic holiday.
  2. Vegan French Toast with Caramelised Bananas and Berries – Vegan
  3. Peanut Butter Cup Breakfast Pizza – Vegan

Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for Two – Main dish

  1. Za’atar Roasted chickpea naan pizza – Vegetarian
  2. Garden Veggie Pasta With Basil And Ginger – Vegan
  3. Vegan Ravioli With Carnival Squash – Vegan
  4. Cranberry Honey Glazed Salmon – Pescatarian – Another dish with a beautiful presentation for Valentine’s day.  Easily scalable to 2 servings.
  5. Sea Scallops with a Jalapeño and Grapefruit Marinade – Pescatarian – Spice up your romantic evening!
  6. Squid Ink Spaghetti With Shrimp – Pescatarian – An unusual dish will make sure the night is not quickly forgotten. PS – I’ve seen this pasta at Target.
  7. Pan Seared Scallops, Lemony Quinoa, & Fruit Salsa For Two – Pescatarian
  8. Sicilian Swordfish – Pescatarian
  9. Coconut Lime Shrimp Tacos – Pescatarian

Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for Two – Soups and Salads

  1. Winter Sweet Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios – Vegan – The colors in this bright salad complement the holiday well!
  2. Preserved Lemon and Chickpea Arugula Salad
  3. Avocado and Almond Salad – Vegan
  4. Arugula Spinach and Fennel Salad – Vegetarian
  5. Egg Farfalle and Arugula Soup for Two – Use Vegetable stock to make this vegetarian.

Healthy Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas for Two

  1. Pineapple Sandesh with orange zest and saffron – Nothing says love like rose petals!  Blow your sweetheart away with this stunning Valentine’s Day dessert.
  2. Chocolate Chia Pudding with Pomegranate – an easy to make, healthy dessert recipe.  Gluten-free and vegan.  Serve in wine glasses with spoons!  The vibrant red color makes a beautiful holiday representation.
  3. Chocolate Fruit Crisp for Two – No added sugar, all natural vegan, and paleo.  Looks like a sweetly, satisfying dessert
Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes for Two - Vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Vegan Valentine's Day Recipes.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes for Two – Vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes.
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

25 Comments

  • Agness of Fit Travelling

    February 12, 2017 - 5:56 pm

    It is great list of ideas for Valentine’s Dat. I would definitely give a try to the avocado and almond salad, Alicia!

  • GiselleR

    February 10, 2017 - 8:01 am

    Thanks for all the vegetarian and vegan options! I’ll definitely be giving the chocolate fruit crisp and the avocado and almond salad a try!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 10, 2017 - 1:48 pm

      NP 🙂 It’s sometimes hard to find good vegetarian options! Glad you enjoyed them

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    February 8, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    I am so excited to see this round up. I am loving each and every recipe and bookmarking a few to try. Love to be a food blogger. I don’t have to wait for special days to try out something new and exciting.

  • Molly Kumar

    February 8, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    WoW, so many delicious and heart healthy recipes for Valentines Day. I’d definitely try couple of them soon.

  • ManilaSpoon

    February 8, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Oh wow! What a list? Where do I begin! I love that this collection is very comprehensive and healthy and delicious, too!

  • spiffycookie

    February 8, 2017 - 11:02 am

    After just finishing Whole30 I am definitely on the hunt for healthier options for every day and Valentine’s Day. Loving this list!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 8, 2017 - 11:48 am

      Thanks! Good luck on your continuing success!

  • Lord Byron's Kitchen

    February 8, 2017 - 7:39 am

    That sure is a huge list of Valentine-inspired recipes. I’ve clicked through a few of them and have found some that will work well for my family. Great post!

  • The Recipe Nomad

    February 8, 2017 - 7:08 am

    Lots of yummy Valentine’s Day treats! Too bad the day only lasts one day lol! Looks like I’ll have to start making these yummy dishes now!

  • Srivalli Jetti

    February 8, 2017 - 6:44 am

    Wonderful collection, I am sure everybody will find this very useful!

  • Jasmine Espinal (@jasmine_espinal)

    February 7, 2017 - 9:08 pm

    Lots of delicious and healthy ideas! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or just about any other day you want to whip up a healthy meal.

  • keikilani

    February 7, 2017 - 8:11 pm

    Forget waiting for Valentines! I want to try all of these recipes now! Some of them sound so good. Great list!

  • themondaybox

    February 7, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    Though “healthy” means different things to different people (low cal, low carb, paleo, veggie, vegan, gluten free, etc.), you really do have a wide variety of choices included in this roundup! Perhaps no one would consider my choice to be healthy, but I would like to skip the top categories and work my way through all of the dessert choices! Chocolate Chia Pudding with Pomegranate?! Yes, please!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 7, 2017 - 7:46 pm

      That’s a healthy option, too! I don’t just look at the calories, fat, etc. I look at the nutritional content before I consider something healthy. I don’t believe in eliminating any macronutrient.

  • Milena Barrett

    February 7, 2017 - 5:41 pm

    These are great ideas! I’m watching my weight right now and these recipes fit right in! Thanks1

  • A Budget-Friendly Life

    February 7, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    Wow you have it all covered here! Thanks for the great ideas! I love the peanut butter cup pizza.

  • Catherine S

    February 7, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    These all sound really yummy. I would like to try the coconut lime shrimp tacos. We are going to stay in this year.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 7, 2017 - 7:47 pm

      Those are really good. I’ve made those.

  • Marisa @ All Our Way

    February 7, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Just because it’s nutritious doesn’t mean that it is a blah recipe! You just proved it right here. Your recipes sound delicious and great for any special meal. Your sea scallops recipe sounds amazing. In fact, I’m going to our local fishmonger and see if he has any fresh scallops.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 7, 2017 - 7:48 pm

      I like to cook, but I cannot claim these recipes as my own. I bow to their creators – the food gods of the internet. LOL

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

    February 7, 2017 - 3:01 pm

    You’ve definitely compiled a great list of recipes here suitable for almost anyone or any occasion! Can’t wait to check out all these yummy, healthy ideas!

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