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.
Herb & ricotta chicken with mushroom rice
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.
Steak & Vietnamese 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.
Steaks with goulash sauce & 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.
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
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
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.
Asparagus & broad bean lasagne
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.
Healthy chicken katsu curry
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.
Cinnamon crêpes with nut butter, sliced banana & raspberries
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.
Prawn curry in a hurry
More healthy inspiration for special occasions
This article was published on 21st January 2020.
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