25 Healthy and Romantic Recipes For Your Valentine

25 Healthy Recipes to Pamper Your Valentine

What’s that you say?  Food that is healthy AND romantic?  How can that be!!??   I have teamed up with 5 other healthy food bloggers to offer recipes that will let you prepare a romantic dinner while ensuring that you’re getting the nutrition you need.   Trust me, eating well on the most decadent day of the year is possible and the best part is, you’re guilt-free!

I know you will love the beautiful selection of dishes that we have gathered together for you.  There are choices for everything from breakfast to dessert and you don’t even have to tell your partner they are healthy!  It can be our secret.  Cheers to a delicious Valentine’s Day!

What are you planning for your loved one?

25 Healthy Recipes to Pamper Your Valentine

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Pancakes | Vitamin Sunshine

Delicious and moist high-protein strawberry pancakes, topped with more strawberries and whipped cream! A healthy and beautiful breakfast treat.

Healthy Colorful Breakfast Wrap | Omnivore’s Cookbook

A colorful dish that contains avocado, egg, shrimp and tomato. Pair it with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy a relaxing brunch.

Banana Marble Muffins | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Alternating layers of banana and chocolate come together in these luscious banana marble muffins.

Grilled Banana Nutella Sandwich  | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

This grilled banana nutella sandwich is crunchy on the outside and heavenly on the inside. You’re only 5 ingredients away from an indulgent treat.

25 Healthy Recipes to Pamper Your Valentine

Strawberry Avocado Toast with Dark Chocolate Drizzle | Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Strawberries, chocolate and avocado combine for a unique, decadent but healthy snack.

Leek and Wild Mushroom Flatbread with Truffle Oil | Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Truffle oil and wild mushrooms turn this flatbread into a luxurious lunch dish.

Mini Shrimp Guacamole Sandwich | Omnivore’s Cookbook

The shrimp is grilled until crispy. Its sweet aroma and the fragrance of rice wine goes perfectly with the creamy guacamole, warm or cold. The mini burger buns make this delicious combo even fancier!

Coconut Bulgur and Butternut Squash Bowl | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

A hearty vegan bulgur bowl filled with juicy butternut squash pieces, wilted spinach, and toasted coconut. This bright, versatile dish is great for lunch, dinner, or gatherings!

25 Healthy Recipes to Pamper Your Valentine

Asparagus and Ricotta Crostini | Simply Fresh Dinners

While your entree is cooking, snack on a quick, easy, light appetizer with a glass of wine.

Macaroni & Cheese Prosciutto Bites | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Macaroni and cheese baked into prosciutto make the best appetizers for parties. The perfect finger food!

25 Healthy Recipes to Pamper Your Valentine

 Raspberry and Golden Beet Kale Salad | Vitamin Sunshine

A stunning blend of superfoods sure to impress (and nourish) your Valentine.

Laksa | Simply Fresh Dinners

Simple, hearty and delicious.  You’ll impress your partner with your culinary skills when you present this exotic meal.

Thai Coconut Soup with Fish Ball | Omnivore’s Cookbook

This silky coconut soup has a hint of sweet and sour flavor. The curry paste and fish sauce infuse a savory umami to the soup, which goes great with the mushrooms and fish balls. A sip of the hot soup makes you feel warmth and love.

Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze | Omnivore’s Cookbook

This roasted vegetable dish is an edible rainbow. It has beautiful colors that will brighten your mood. Use a bit of truffle infused balsamic glaze to make the dish special.

Roasted Orange Rainbow Salad with Asian Orange Vinaigrette | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Roasted orange adds malty sweetness to any salad. Toss it with some vegetables, and you’ll have a bright and beautiful starter!


Chicken Apple Sage Meatloaf | Vitamin Sunshine

Forget the ketchup and breadcrumbs. This meatloaf is lean, thanks to the chicken breasts, and elegant, thanks to the fried sage and delicious mustard-apple glaze.

Mediterranean Salmon | Simply Fresh Dinners

Keep it healthy and romantic without breaking the bank.  This restaurant quality meal is a winner every time.

African Chicken | Omnivore’s Cookbook

An exotic dish with comforting and familiar flavors to spice up your date. The chicken is baked to a beautiful char, then braised in a sweet, savory sauce of peanut, coconut, and peppers. With a single bite, you can feel the juice come out of the tender meat as your mouth is overwhelmed by the sweet and spicy aroma and vibrant nutty flavor.

Perfect Steak and Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Omnivore’s Cookbook

A classic dish with tips on how to cook a perfect medium rare steak without a thermometer. A simple and luxurious dish for the perfect night.

Strawberry Pasta | Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Nothing says romance like strawberries and this spaghetti says it all. The strawberries add just a touch of sweetness to a simple dish.


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Greek Yogurt Tiramisu | Vitamin Sunshine

Layers of kahlua soaked lady fingers, sweet strawberries, shaved dark chocolate, and a ultra-creamy blend of mascarpone cheese and greek yogurt make up this special occasion treat. Gluten free, grain free, and naturally sweetened. Prefer a fruit-free dessert? Try a Mexican Chocolate Tiramisu variation

Chocolate Lava Cake | Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Nothing’s more decadent for a romantic evening than a lava cake that oozes hot gooey chocolate.

Pear Cookie Crisps | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Crispy ginger oatmeal flax cookies topped with ripe bartlett pears, cranberries, and pecans. Drizzle a bit of caramel on top for some extra pizazz!


Hazelnut Hot Cocoa | Vitamin Sunshine

A vegan hot cocoa with made with luxurious hazelnut milk!

Bubble Milk Tea | Omnivore’s Cookbook

Freshly brewed black tea is mixed with milk and honey. The sweet little tapioca pearls make it a rich and fulfilling drink.

Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate | Healthy Nibbles and Bits

A hot chocolate with a bit of character.  This coconut Kahlúa hot chocolate is a great way to stay warm during the winter!


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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    February 4, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Robyn! This is great roundup for Valentines day! We don’t go crazy celebrating the day, but I really love making a nice dinner and dessert at home. Pinning 😀
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    February 4, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    What a fun post! The day can be overdone but holds special meaning for us as it is also our wedding anniversary 🙂
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      February 4, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      It’s so cool that you got married on Valentine’s Day, Mindy! That is like the ultimate romantic thing to do! I bet you make the day very special! Thanks for popping in and thanks so much for the best cuteness ever you sent my way today!!
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    Anita Rivera
    February 5, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Good morning Robin! I am terribly late for dinner here, but I am very excited about these menu possibilities! I feel so bad that over the years, my expression of love for my husband of cooking NIGHTLY has dwindled because of WORK. Looking at these beautiful dishes makes me happy, but at the same time, GUILTY! teeehehehee…These truly are masterpieces of love expressed, and I do have to take a moment to see which one of these I could try out for us. Thank you beautiful friend, for always sharing uplifting, healthy and wonderful ideas. MUCH LOVE! Anita

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      February 6, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Oh my goodness, Anita, your visits always start my day out in a perfect way. Thanks so much for your kind words.
      And I know that your husband must be very pampered because that’s just the way you are!
      Have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady. xxo

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    February 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Lots of yummy choices to please anyone’s taste buds. You have it all covered! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer and dessert. So much to choose from. I have to give it some thoughts….LOL Hope you are having plenty of romance sweet friend. Lots of love from W.W. xo
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      February 6, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thanks so much, Linda. I’m so lucky to have so many talented foodie friends! I have lots of romance, lol, so I’m very excited about Valentine’s! How about you? Feeling better today, WW?
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    February 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    This looks like heaven food Makes my mouth water. You have chosen some great recipes – just hard to pick out which ones I like best. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted. Have a healthy happy Valentines Day!
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    Creatively Homespun
    February 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    These are not only beautiful… but look soo yummy! Thanks for sharing at the http://www.jugglingrealfoodandreallife.com/ linky party!
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    February 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Robyn, great line-up of Valentine dishes from sun up to sun down, perfect!
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    Lauren C.
    February 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Love this round up! So many that are out of the ordinary and look like must tries. So glad to have found you at Pieced Pastimes!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened Blog
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    GiGi Eats
    February 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Well I am going to have one sexy Valentine’s Day… ALONE most likely lol!
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      February 9, 2015 at 7:07 am

      That’s only because your special guy hasn’t found you yet, GiGi.. Someone as unique as you are is going to require some extraordinary talents so you’ll have to be patient. It will be worth it, lol. In the meantime, dive into some chocolate!
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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    February 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    This is great, Robyn! So many wonderful ideas here! And everything looks so good too!
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    February 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    These are great Robyn! What a wonderful round up of Valentine recipes. Thank you for linking up to the Let’s Get Real Linky Party! You will be one of my featured bloggers this week. Please stop by and grab a blog button.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Nicky from Little Family Adventure
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    February 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Coconut soup with fish balls sounds really delicious. Thank you for the recipe and inspiration 🙂

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Wow can I come to your house to eat. Everything looks delicious.
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    February 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Whoa, can I eat ALL of this food on Valentine’s Day? After all, it’s healthy…… 🙂 Everything looks incredible – thanks for sharing so many ideas. Hugs to you, sweet friend!
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    Miz Helen
    February 12, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Wishing you a fabulous Valentine Day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen
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    February 14, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Robyn, Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for sharing these great recipes for Valentine’s. I’m one of those persons who likes to cook at home on that day instead of fighting the crowds at the restaurants.

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