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The best healthy Valentine's Day meals

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Discover romantic dishes to serve on Valentine's Day that are special enough to celebrate with your loved one, but healthy and nutritious too.

If you're planning to treat your Valentine's Day date to a homecooked meal, we have plenty of nutritious dishes that are guaranteed to impress. Be inspired by our selection of romantic recipes packed with goodness.

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Herb & ricotta chicken with mushroom rice

Chicken breasts in a pan stuffed with a creamy herb and ricotta filling

A creamy garlic and parmesan filling makes these stuffed chicken breasts extra special, while brown basmati rice is used in a delicious pilaf-style side dish with mushrooms and leeks. It's healthy, gluten-free and low-fat too.

Herb & ricotta chicken with mushroom rice

Steak & Vietnamese noodle salad

Steak served on top of an Asian noodle salad

Steak is a Valentine's Day classic, and for good reason – it's a real treat when it's cooked right. Lighten it up with some fresh flavours and serve on top of a filling noodle salad, with crunchy vegetable ribbons and a punchy chilli dressing. This dish is healthy, low in calories and gluten-free, too.

Steak & Vietnamese noodle salad

Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

Steaks with goulash sauce and sweet potato fries

Cook a sumptuous fillet steak happy in the knowledge that you're also getting all your five-a-day in one dinner. We've served it alongside a delicious goulash sauce and crisp, oven-baked sweet potato fries.

Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

Crab & asparagus pappardelle

Crab & asparagus pappardelle

Combine dressed crab and asparagus with fennel, chilli, crème fraîche and chopped hazelnuts in this stunning pasta dish for two. It may look impressive, but it's quick and easy – it's ready in just 25 minutes.

Get the recipe: Crab & asparagus pappardelle

Avocado & black bean eggs

Avocado & black bean eggs

Perfect for breakfast or dinner, this colourful Mexican-inspired egg dish is guaranteed to win over the affections of your loved one. It's gluten-free, veggie and only takes 10 minutes to make.

Get the recipe: Avocado & black bean eggs

Fennel spaghetti

A bowl of fennel spaghetti topped with Parmesan

This flavour-packed pasta dish is a brilliant, budget-friendly option for Valentine's Day. Finish with parmesan shavings for a classy supper, or make it veggie by using a vegetarian brand of Italian-style hard cheese.

Fennel spaghetti

Asparagus & broad bean lasagne

A vegetarian lasagne topped with asparagus

This light veggie lasagne is full of flavour and packed with goodness – using baby broad beans, peas and asparagus along with wholewheat lasagne sheets to boost the fibre content. If you're serving two, you'll have leftovers to look forward to later in the week.

Asparagus & broad bean lasagne

Healthy chicken katsu curry

Chicken katsu curry served with salad and rice

This Japanese-style dinner may look complicated, but it's actually easy to make. Chopped almonds give a golden, crisp coating to chicken breasts, while brown rice, crunchy salad and a tasty curry sauce complete the meal. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime.

Healthy chicken katsu curry

Cinnamon crêpes with nut butter, sliced banana & raspberries

Cinnamon crêpes served with nut butter and fresh fruit

These gluten-free cinnamon pancakes will provide a sweet start to Valentine's Day. We've opted to serve with almond butter and fresh fruit, but anything goes – experiment to your heart's delight.

Cinnamon crêpes with nut butter, sliced banana & raspberries

Prawn curry in a hurry

Prawn curry in a bowl with flatbread and rice

Add some spice to your evening with this super-easy seafood curry. Add some tempting side dishes, such as pakoras, wholemeal flatbreads or a spicy cauliflower pilau to make it a real feast for two.

Prawn curry in a hurry

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This article was published on 21st January 2020.

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