Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

Love is in the air! But that doesn’t mean you need to spend your weekend gorging on cake, cookies and candy. Show some love to your body with one of these guilt-free Valentine’s Day recipes!

healthy date night recipes

  • Coconut Quinoa Pancakes with Citrus Ricotta and Blood Orange Jam by Half Baked Harvest – Does your idea of a great Valentine’s Day start with breakfast in bed? These pancakes – made with a blend of quinoa, whole wheat flour, and coconut and topped with a blood orange chia jam – would make any health-conscious girl’s heart flutter.
  • Crack Slurp Asian Style Noodles by Lady and Pups – Looking for a little adventure in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day? This noodle dish features curious bits of crispy fried chicken skin mixed into a bowl full of fluffy noodles coated in a thick spicy soy sauce. Toss in some stir-fry veggies and sesame seeds for a little nutritional balance!
  • Surf and Turf for Two by Iowa Girl Eats – Are you a traditionalist needing a steak and seafood to make your Valentine’s Day complete? This simple meat and potato recipe pulls at my Midwestern heart strings. I say load on the protein, but be mindful of portion sizes!
  • Super Foods Bowls by The Vintage Mixer – Going it solo for the holiday or having the girls over for a “Gal”entine’s Day dinner and wine night? Surprise your friends with a create-your-own Buddha bowl bar and mix and match your favorite superfoods!
  • Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Crispy Goat Cheese by A Beautiful Plate – Is an easy vegetarian dinner more your style? Nothing says romance quite like this Italian vegetarian dish featuring large meaty mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes, spinach, garlic and goat cheese.
  • Grain-Free Banana Coconut Cookies by Intoxicated on Life –Trying to support your loved one’s grain-free or Paleo diet this holiday? No problem. We’ve got you covered with these simple treats that only require 4 ingredients!
  • Banana Chocolate Chia Cream Pie Parfaits by Half Baked Harvest – Show your love for superfoods with this decadent layered dessert. Whether you need an after-dinner treat or a late night snack while watching your favorite movie, this nutrient-packed parfait will leave you feeling guilt-free the next morning!


Find more healthy cooking inspiration this Valentine’s Day with these Gluten-Free Sweet Treats and Paleo Valentine’s Day Desserts.


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