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Healthy Romantic Dinners for Valentine's Day

Skip the busy restaurant crowds and create an intimate night in from the comfort of your own home! From appetizers through desserts, fill your hearts without the guilt with this ultimate guide to building a healthy Valentine's Day dinner!


Ignore the busy restaurant crowds and create not only an intimate night in the comfort of your own home, but a healthy one! From beginning appetizers to ending desserts, fill your hearts (but not the calorie tank) with bistroMD's ultimate guide to building a healthy Valentine's Day dinner!

12 Valentine's Food Ideas


Spicy, Warm Chicken Salad

Spice up Valentine's Day this year! Delicately warm and chipotle spiced, this chicken salad is an excellent Valentine's food idea to cozy up to one another!

Red Cabbage Salad

Did we forget to mention the warm pancetta-balsamic dressing? The warmth of the dressing paired with the romantically red cabbage not only flourishes in flavor, but nourishes the body with its promotion of whole ingredients. Find the complete recipe here.

Strawberry and Feta Salad

If a warm salad is not really your "thing," cool off with a strawberry spinach salad! Allow the chocolate of strawberries to take a backseat (until dessert, anyways), and highlight its naturally sweet flavor with spinach, feta, and this healthier-for-you homemade poppy seed dressing.



Mushrooms, caramelized onions, and goat cheese coincide in this divine bistroMD recipe! Feel free to quarter the recipe to downsize the yield or use leftover goat cheese for the appetizer below.

Cucumber Cups

BistroMD's cucumber cups with roasted garlic hummus are packed with nutrients and flavor. Garnish with vibrant cherry tomatoes for an amplified Valentine's Day aesthetic!

Chicken Feta Meatballs

These easy-to-make homemade chicken and feta meatballs will take you on a romantic trip to Italy without the need to pack your bags! And in addition to a quick, flavorful appetizer, they can also top spaghetti squash. (If there are leftovers, that is!)


Herb Beef Sirloin Skewers

While steak and potatoes can fit into a well-balanced diet, overdoing it with a large meat slab and heaping potato mound is fairly common. But with these juicy and tender beef skewers, portions are moderated without falling short of satisfaction. Compliment with healthy, homemade sweet potato fries!

Eggplant Pizzas

Rather than calling out for a pizza delivery, create a healthful alternative at home! These eggplant pizzas are low in carb without being limited in flavor. Along with the variations described with the recipe, build a pizza topping bar for a fun Valentine's food idea!

Greek Stuffed Peppers

Let the ruby red color of bell peppers transcend into a healthy Valentine's Day dinner! These Greek stuffed peppers are a vegetarian, yet protein-packed meal option. From the use of fresh herbs to crumbles of feta cheese, the flavors are ample and ready for their harmonization!


Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine's Day may not feel like Valentine's Day without this holiday staple! But for this upcoming year, try a healthier-for-you chocolate syrup to drizzle atop of those luscious, red strawberries.

Honey Drizzled Grapefruit

Fresh grapefruit meets romance by adding only a few special touches! The caramelized crust of this honey drizzled broiled grapefruit is sure to please both the taste buds and waistline this Valentine's Day!

Avocado Ice Cream

Although the use of avocado is nontraditional used for this traditional dessert, its offered characteristics continue to be desirable. Mix up this nutrient-rich avocado ice cream and embrace the flavor variations as preferred. Additionally, create an ice cream topping station, filled with all you and your loved one's favorites!

Written By Sarah Asay, RDN. Published on January 29, 2017. Updated on September 21, 2019.


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