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Our Ultimate Healthy Valentine's Day Menu

by Jon Garyfalakis February 18, 2016

Our Ultimate Healthy Valentine's Day Menu

YOUR GO-TO VALENTINE’S MENU

Nothing says you care like a delicious home-cooked meal for that special someone in your life. Surprise your significant other, parent, sibling, or friend with a yummy evening of healthy food, from appetizer through to dessert!

 

 

APPETIZER

 

Stuffed Grilled Dates: there are only 3 ingredients in this delicious app, and it’s so easy to throw together. You just slice the dates in half and remove the pit, put some goat cheese in the date, ad wrap it up with some bacon. Pop these bad boys in a pre-heated oven set to 350F, and leave them in for about 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove and serve!

 

SALAD

 

Carrot, Beet & Apple Salad: This is the perfect mix of colours for Valentine’s Day! The red of the beets makes it festive and beautiful. This salad lets you get the minerals and benefits of beets, carrots, and apples, but also tastes decadent with the addition of feta cheese. The sunflower seeds add a delicious crunch and also some healthy fats to the meal. The dressing is a delicious blend of lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, and agave (though you could use honey or maple syrup) for a sweet and savoury mix. This is the perfect pre-main-course salad for Valentine’s Day!

 

Tomato & Feta Salad: Not a fan of beets? Try this Tomato & Feta Salad with a burst of red from three different kinds of tomatoes and also red onions, and topped with feta and olives. The olives are great for offering healthy fats to this salad, and the dressing has even more with olive oil, and detoxifying benefits of lemon juice. It’s the perfect mix of flavours!

 

MAIN DISH

 

Powerhouse Pizza: This is the perfect healthy pizza option for the pizza-lover in your life. You can use any crust you wish, either homemade or store-bought, and top it with fresh Sunflower Kitchen Basil Pesto, organic sweet potato, organic kale, garlic, onion, and crumbled goat cheese. It’s easy to throw together and is ready after 30 minutes in the oven! Perfect for a relaxing dinner at home.

 

Fresh & Easy Chicken & Vegetable Pasta: Looking for something a little more gourmet? This dish offers the comfort-feel of pasta, but without the heaviness of wheat noodles. It’s a base of zucchini noodles topped with fresh vegetables and grilled chicken breast. Throw some chevre or parmesan cheese on top, season, and serve!

 

Vegetarian Stir Fry: Cooking for a vegetarian? This stir-fry is easy to make and incorporates tofu for added protein. You could use tempeh, as well! It’s chock-full of fresh organic veggies and has a delicious Peanut Sauce from Thai Kitchen to make it extra special. It’s a great meal for vegetarians and even for meat-eaters!

 

DESSERT

 

Red Velvet Brownies: Dessert is really what you wanted to know about… right?! These Red Velvet Brownies are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. They’re made with beets, giving you all the benefits of this delicious root vegetable, and are gluten and wheat free. Almond flour helps give them a brownie-texture, and the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips makes them rich and chocolatey. There’s also some almond butter in there so many them extra decadent, and some chopped walnuts for healthy fats. These are a healthy, delicious dessert that is sure to end any meal off right!

 

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Jon Garyfalakis
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