Valentine’s day is just around the corner, but you are caught in the throes of planning the perfect and most romantic Valentine’s day for your sweetheart. You want to sweep her off her feet. You have already ordered the flowers, purchased the chocolates, and pulled together a unique and personal outfit. The only thing left to do is to throw together a special Valentine’s day dinner for two.
You spent the week cleaning your home from top to bottom. After careful consideration, you selected a beautiful tablecloth, romantic candles, and your best china to decorate the table. But, you still have not decided what to make for dinner.
It is the part you have been avoiding. You want to make a special meal that your significant other will enjoy, but you are not entirely sure what they will enjoy. A heavy dinner will leave you both feeling tired and lethargic, but a light dinner may leave you starving and yearning for more.
Take a look at these five healthy dinner ideas for Valentine’s day. These meals are delicious, romantic, and fulfilling. Each of these five meals will leave a fantastic impression of you in the mind of your loved one.
Simple Sous Vide Ribeye Steak
This ribeye steak recipe is perfect for a romantic night in with your valentine. Steak, in general, is food created for special occasions. It is a crowd-pleaser, but it is rarely prepared within the walls of your own home. These simple sous vide ribeye steaks are savory and pan-seared to perfection. Of course, sous vide steak cooks perfectly every time.
The recipe recommends pairing this steak with garlic basil compound butter. Because this is Valentine’s day, you could make it heart-shaped. Although this is a great option, it is not the healthiest one.
We recommend pairing this tasty and meaty ribeye steak with baked asparagus and garlic butter mashed potatoes. Pairing this steak with these two sides provides you and your loved one with a healthy and filling meal for two. The perfect meal for the perfect evening
Thai Peanut Pomegranate Chicken
The Thai peanut pomegranate chicken recipe is a scrumptious and mouth-watering modification of peanut chicken. An added benefit of this recipe is that baked chicken is an incredibly healthy source of protein.
This recipe coats baked chicken in thai spices and a rich peanut pomegranate sauce. The result is an incredible combination of flavors. The dish is sure to impress your special someone and requires less than an hour to prepare and bake.
In the recipe, they recommend pairing the dish with coconut rice or cauliflower rice. Both are incredibly healthy choices. We would pair this dish with coconut rice for additional flavor and fresh, steamed broccoli or asparagus. The combination of flavors will leave your valentine absolutely speechless.
Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad
Shrimp is another food that is on reserve for special occasions. Similar to steak, it is generally well-liked but prepared only on holidays and special days throughout the year. That makes it an ideal food to prepare for Valentine’s day. This spicy shrimp and citrus salad recipe is a phenomenal choice because it is light and healthy, yet filling and mouth-watering.
This recipe pairs spicy shrimp with tangy citrus and sprinkles the pairing on top of leafy greens. The only addition we would make is breadsticks or garlic bread. This addition will increase the meal’s carbs, but it is a special occasion after all. The main course is a salad, so you can spare the carbs and enjoy freshly baked breadsticks. As an added effect, you can cut the fruit into hearts.
Gluten-Free Cauliflower Parmesan
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, and grain-free. Plus the dish is enticing and bursting with Italian flavors. In place of chicken, this recipe utilizes seasoned, baked cauliflower patties. Once baked, you must cover the cauliflower patties in a savory marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil herb. This healthy recipe puts a unique spin on a classic Italian dish.
The recipe does not recommend any side dishes or pairings, but we feel the natural pairings for this dish are side salad and garlic bread. You could even add mushrooms or onions to the dish for added flavor. This satisfying meal is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s day evening.
Slow Roasted Chicken
Slow roasted chicken is the most time-consuming recipe on the list, but it may also be the juiciest and most hearty. This classic slow-roasted chicken recipe is timeless and elegant. It is a traditional dish that is enjoyable to everyone but rarely tasted. You and your significant other will be pleased with the meal’s flavor and presentation.
We recommend pairing this timeless dish with timeless sides. Mashed sweet potatoes and butter broccoli will pair perfectly with this delectable dish. Glazed carrots and roasted potatoes would also taste delicious with this dish.
Regardless of which dish you choose to make. Your valentine will appreciate all of the hard work, time, and energy you put into preparing this special meal. A romantic night at home has to begin with a delicious homemade dinner for two.