Five Romantic and Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for Two

Author: Lauren Ross

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February 14th marks the day of love. We celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one we hold nearest to our heart. Make this day special for your valentine by preparing a lovely and romantic meal for two! Because this day is also filled with an assortment of chocolates and other delectable sweets, we found some healthy dinner options that you and your true love will adore! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, from Apartment Finder!

1. Seared Salmon and Pesto Pasta

pestoThis simple, yet delightful meal is just over 600 calories and the perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day. Surprise your sweetheart with a meal that’s not only delicious but good for you, too. From the buttery taste of salmon to the rich color and flavor of the pesto sauce, you can’t go wrong with this easy-to-prepare dinner recipe from Eating Well. Try using whole grain pasta for an added health kick. Pair your main course with a 5 oz. glass of cold chardonnay and a homemade kale and walnut side salad.

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2. Bistro Steak and Roasted Potatoes

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Say “I love you” with this special date-night recipe for two. At only 446 calories, there is no need to skip dessert after enjoying this steakhouse-worthy meal. Pair your steak and potatoes with a glass of malbec or syrah wine. A side of sauteed green beans and mushrooms atop the steak are the perfect complements to this Valentine’s Day dinner idea from My Recipes.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Causey; Styling by Claire Spollen from My Recipes

 

3. Pomegranate Duck

duckYour significant other will be blown away by this healthy recipe from Eating Well. Duck may not always be on the menu, but a special day deserves a special supper! Pomegranate duck will look elegant when plated and it’s only 272 calories a serving. Gewürztraminer wine pairs well with duck and fruit, so it makes the perfect drink to toast with! Complete the romantic dinner with a side of broccolini florets and couscous.

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4. Seafood Risotto

risottoThis Italian seafood dinner contains shrimp and scallops, and it’s only 400 calories a serving. Pair this gourmet meal with an Italian wine, like pinot bianco. A spring mix salad with beets, feta cheese, and a light dressing will make this meal for two unforgettable. Your special someone will most definitely be asking for this recipe again in the near future. This dinner idea can be found on My Recipes.

Photo courtesy of Randy Mayor; Styling by Cindy Barr from My Recipes

 

5. Chicken Saltimbocca

chickenThis 5-star, Italian-inspired meal is just shy of 400 calories per serving – but not shy on taste! It’s quick and easy to make and a wonderful dinner idea if you have plans to go out. Chicken saltimbocca will taste excellent with a made-from-scratch Italian chopped salad and a glass of wine. This recipe pairs perfectly with white and red wine; try a pinot gris or riesling for the white and a pinot noir for the red. You can find this recipe on Eating Well.

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