Celebrate with 32 delicious and healthy Valentine’s Day recipes sure to impress, from breakfast to dessert and everything in-between!
Oh, Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a Valentine, it’s a wonderful day to spend time with those you love and appreciate, whether that’s a friend, family, or even your pet. And what better way to show appreciation than with food?
I’m all about special occasion meals and indulging every so often, as is evident from my blog. Balance is a key component of my life. So if you want to make something super rich, delicious, and cheat day-worthy for V-Day, please do. But if you’d like to make something a little healthier that is still just as delicious, I’ve got you. Perhaps you could even meet in the middle and make a healthy breakfast or dinner and save some calories for a sinfully rich dessert.
Either way, here’s 32 healthy Valentine’s Day recipes for you to enjoy with someone special, including breakfast, pancakes, smoothies, appetizers, vegetarian, dinner, chocolates, and dessert. Some are pink, some are heart-shaped, some you wouldn’t believe are healthy, and all of them are beautiful, delicious, and special occasion-worthy.
32 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert
- Whole Wheat Crepe with Eggs + Roasted Peppers: What better way to impress that special someone than with crepes? This wholesome breakfast features colorful roasted peppers and soft-scrambled eggs wrapped inside whole wheat crepes. via Curry Trail
- Strawberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfaits: Strawberries and chocolate go hand-in-hand on this holiday, and look stunning in this surprisingly simple and healthy parfait. via Spend with Pennies
- Heart Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip: If you need something quick and kid-friendly for V-Day morning, these adorable heart-shaped fruit skewers with a citrusy yogurt dip fit the bill. via Parents.com
- Whole Wheat Cranberry-Applesauce Muffins: Anything heart-shaped is always welcome in my kitchen, Valentine’s Day or not. These wholesome little muffins are made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with cranberry applesauce. via Eating Richly
- Cinnamon Beet Pancakes: Your morning pancakes get a healthy make-over with these pretty-in-pink beet pancakes, made with Greek yogurt and spiced with cinnamon and cloves. via Imagelicious
- Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes: Red velvet isn’t just for dessert, and it can actually be healthy. Case in point: this whole wheat and oat bran short stack, which gets its Red from pureed raspberries. via Chocolate Covered Katie
- Baked Sweet Potato Pancake with Orange-Cranberry Compote: Citrusy cranberry compote tops these sweet potato pancakes, which frees you from over-the-stove flipping by being baked in the oven. via Recipes from a Pantry
- Healthy Nutella-Stuffed Pancakes: Crazy about Nutella? Not sure who isn’t. Thankfully, it can be a little healthier when you make it yourself and stuff it inside these pretty almond flour pancakes. via Coffee and Brunch BCN
- White Chocolate Raspberry Valentine’s Smoothie: This lovely light pink smoothie is made with raspberries, almond milk, protein-packed Greek yogurt, and just a little bit of sweet white chocolate chips. via Lively Table
- Beet Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie Bowl: For the prettiest purple morning smoothie bowl, try this dairy- and refined sugar-free blueberry and beet version. via Easy Cooking with Molly
- Vegan Strawberry Balsamic Smoothie Bowl: Strawberries are not to be left out on V-Day, and this vegan strawberry-balsamic version is made with just a few simple ingredients. via Parsnips and Pastries
- Strawberry Cardamom Lassi: A delicate cardamom and rose water infused strawberry lassi is a lovely way to start your Valentine’s Day. via Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Apple Butter Bacon Wrapped Shrimp: This apple butter and bacon-wrapped prawn appetizer is the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and a little spicy. via Nutmeg Nanny
- Strawberry and Bacon Roses Spinach Salad: This spinach salad turns simple ingredients extra-special with a tutorial on how to turn strawberries into hearts and bacon slices into pretty roses. via Oh, the Things We’ll Make
- Goat Cheese Crostini with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic: This crostini is proof that just a handful of simple ingredients can transform into an elegant, show-stopping appetizer. via Meg is Well
- Persimmon Appetizer with Minted Mascarpone: For an easy, bright, and no-cook appetizer, these mascarpone-crowned persimmon medallions are sure to impress. via Caroline’s Cooking
- Beetroot Towers with Goat Cheese: These impressive stacked beetroot and goat cheese towers make a lovely appetizer or main, especially with their mojo verde dressing. via Happy Kitchen Rocks
- Beet + Sweet Potato Tartare: Colorful beet, sweet potato, and avocado layered tartare is sure to impress your date, vegan or not. via Cilantro and Citronella
- Roasted Red Pepper + Tomato Pasta: You can never go wrong with pasta for date night, especially if it’s tossed in this simple, delicious roasted red pepper sauce. via Lauren Caris Cooks
- Beet + Turnip Gratin: This beet and turnip gratin is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Use vegetable stock in place of chicken to make it vegetarian, or keep it as-is and serve alongside your favorite chicken or fish. via Kitchen Konfidence
- Salmon with Roasted Kumquats and Vegetables: Gorgeous roasted kumquats crown this brown butter-seared salmon like little jewels, making this a perfect date night dinner. via The Flavor Bender
- Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast: Keep things light yet impressive with this artichoke and sundried tomato-stuffed chicken breast dinner. via The Fit Blog
- Pan-Seared Scallops with Corn Puree: Talk about artwork on a plate—this seared scallop dish is stunning and complemented with a cream-free corn puree, made with almond milk and chicken stock. via Taste and See
- Mussels with Quinoa Spaghetti and Roasted Squash: Butternut squash, quinoa spaghetti, and white wine combine to form this light, lovely mussels pasta. via Simply Fresh Dinners
- Healthy Chocolate Truffles: You wouldn’t even believe these rich, creamy truffles are healthy. Made with avocado and coconut sugar, these are a guilt-free way to enjoy your V-Day chocolate. via The Clean Eating Couple
- Salted Honey Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge: This fudge is only 5 ingredients (natural peanut butter, raw cocao, pink Himalayan sea salt, coconut oil, and honey) that combine to form creamy, decadent fudge. And, bonus: the freezer does all the work. via Parsnips and Pastries
- Salted Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate and Almonds: Rich, delicious dark chocolate bark is made here with simple, clean ingredients and gets a pretty pop of red from fresh pomegranate. via Bourbon and Honey
- Beet Nut Butter Cups: There’s not much better than these chocolate cup’s pretty pink center, especially when they’re this healthy and made with only 4 ingredients. via Veggie Desserts
- Paleo Strawberry Cream Pie: Pie that’s this pretty and paleo? Is it possible? It is, and you’d be surprised at how few ingredients it needs, too. via Oh the Things We’ll Make
- Velvety Vegan Chocolate Mousse: This two-ingredient (yes, 2) chocolate mousse comes together in under 15 minutes and is just gorgeous topped with sugared cranberries. via Bam’s Kitchen
- Skinny Red Velvet Baked Donuts: Heart-speckled skinny Red Velvet donuts are healthified with Greek yogurt and baked instead of fried. via Happy Healthy Motivation
- Chocolate Fruit Crisp for Two: This chocolate-y fruit crisp is not only vegan, gluten-free, AND paleo, but it’s adorable when baked into individual hearts. via The Organic Dietitian
Thank you for reading 32 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes (from Breakfast to Dessert!) and I sincerely hope that you’ve found some delicious, healthy Valentine’s Day recipes to enjoy. And thank you to all of the amazing, talented bloggers who contributed their tasty, healthy eats! Bon appétit!
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