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Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes and Menus

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Chocolate Fondue

The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it's still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like—pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows.

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Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

This is a special-occasion salad that pairs grapefruit segments with creamy avocado, pungent red onion, crunchy pomegranate seeds and aromatic, herby basil. Look for grapefruit with firm, shiny skin that are heavy for their size, which means they will have lots of juice. Store grapefruit for 1 week at room temperature or 1 month in the refrigerator.

» Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

Strawberry Chile Martini

This beautiful strawberry martini cocktail recipe is an irresistible combination of sweet and spicy. Strawberries vary in sweetness and jalapeño chiles vary in heat, so once you’ve made this cocktail, take a sip and adjust to your taste.

» Strawberry Chile Martini

Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine for Two

The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the buttery flavor of salmon in this quick and healthy dinner recipe. Refrigerated pesto, found near fresh sauces and salsas at most stores, is prettier and has a better taste than jarred varieties.

» Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine for Two

Fennel & Shrimp Fra Diavolo for Two

Sweet shrimp and fennel are just the thing to pair with spicy, garlicky tomato sauce in this healthy makeover of an Italian pasta recipe. If you’re not a fan of heat, adjust the amount of crushed red pepper to taste. Serve with a green salad with a red-wine vinaigrette or sautéed green vegetables.

» Fennel & Shrimp Fra Diavolo for Two

Chicken Yakitori with Broccoli for Two

Yakitori—chicken skewers common in Japan—get a thick soy glaze before and after grilling for maximum flavor in this healthy dinner recipe. Or double or triple the recipe for a fun party appetizer. Serve with steamed short-grain brown rice or over rice noodles drizzled with the extra sauce.

» Chicken Yakitori with Broccoli for Two

Chocolate-Beet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These healthy chocolate cupcakes get a soft, moist texture from their not-so-secret ingredient: beets. The beets act as a natural red food dye, plus they bump up the fiber. Use red beets to give the cream cheese frosting a vibrant pink hue.

» Chocolate-Beet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Looking for a delicious and affordable way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day? Win your way to that special someone’s heart with a romantic meal at home. Our enticing Valentine’s Day collection is full of healthy and delicious recipes and menus to make an intimate dinner for two, as well as decadent chocolate desserts that taste indulgent but won’t add inches to your waistline. So light some candles, uncork your favorite bottle of wine and add some healthy romance to your life with these homemade meals for two!

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Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes: Main Dishes for Two

Yakitori—chicken skewers common in Japan—get a thick soy...
The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the...
Sweet shrimp and fennel are just the thing to pair with...
If you’re looking for a basic Thai green curry recipe,...
This healthy chicken saltimbocca recipe makes an impressive...
In this sheet-pan dinner recipe, butternut squash, Brussels...
Combine miso, mirin, soy sauce and ginger, and you get a...
Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it...
This recipe for two pairs curry-coated scallops and brown...
We took the comforting flavors of French onion soup and...
Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was...
Here's an easy main dish that's sure to set you...
Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a...
Prince Edward Island may account for a healthy share of the...
Apples and fennel pair beautifully in this dish.
This gravlax is a play on the traditional Scandinavian...
Not so long ago, Dover sole meant an overcooked fillet...
Duck breasts may seem too fancy for the average weeknight,...
Apples and mild white miso lightly sweeten this easy one-...
Paper-thin slices of prosciutto are turned into a salty,...
This recipe for jumbo shrimp wrapped in thin strips of...
Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce...
“Yakitori” is a Japanese word that literally means “grilled...
In this recipe for two, a simple sauce of piquant green...
When you think “mussels” you may not instantly think “...
This fresh-tasting citrus relish will perk up even the most...
This beef stew for two replicates the flavors in tzimmes, a...
Sautéed radicchio, fennel and carrots are topped with...

Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes: Side Dishes & Salads

This is a special-occasion salad that pairs grapefruit...
This carrot-potato puree has an amazing silky-smooth...
Walnuts, red onion and dill make this roasted beet salad...
A combination of baked, mashed and roasted, these crusty,...
This simple blender hollandaise recipe with fresh herbs...
Pan con tomate, a classic Catalan tapa, is delicious...
This pear and arugula salad recipe is topped with homemade...
Jewel-like pomegranate seeds star along with bacon, tangy...
Quick and versatile, serve this couscous alongside any...
Acorn squash makes a sweet substitute for potatoes in this...
Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their...

Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes: Desserts for Two

The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it...
Soufflés may look like a restaurant-only dessert, but they...
A mile-high meringue is possible only if the egg white,...
Vanilla-infused ricotta cheese is the perfect foil for...
Make extra raspberry sauce to have on hand for making...
Who says you can't have your tart and eat it, too?...
Black pepper gives sweet strawberries a kick in this free-...

Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes: Special Chocolate Desserts

The secret to this ultra-creamy healthy chocolate mousse...
These healthy chocolate cupcakes get a soft, moist texture...
Perfect for Valentine’s Day or a birthday, these chocolate-...
This refreshing chilled Key lime mousse is a perfect union...
If you're a fan of the classic Italian dessert...
This ultra-chocolaty, dairy-free Sicilian-style gelato—made...
The haunting, subtle flavor of chai spices adds depth and...
Chocolate cream pie isn’t just a diner special—it’s the...
Inspired by the (now) old-school, ultra-rich, mousselike...
This rich, chocolaty Southern favorite has its own culinary...
Dip clementine segments into melted chocolate for a healthy...
These raspberry-lemon cupcakes are topped with an easy...
Simple and perfect, this strawberry-and-ricotta dessert...
This pomegranate float recipe, which uses low-calorie...
Turn this moist, dense and truly chocolaty cake into an...
Coconut macaroons meet dark chocolate truffles in these...
Some molten-cake recipes call for simply underbaking the...

Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes: Drinks & Cocktails

In this red, white and blue sangria recipe, we’ve skipped...
Refreshingly tangy, this shrub drink recipe combines fruits...
This slightly tart fruity Bellini recipe will zing you...
This beautiful strawberry martini cocktail recipe is an...
This gorgeous sparkling grapefruit cocktail recipe combines...
Pressing the raspberries through a fine-mesh sieve will get...
You'll feel like you're on a tropical getaway...
The elder tree's white blossoms first appear in spring...
Rich, creamy and thick enough that you may want to scoop it...

Our Best Valentine's Day Recipes & Menus

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