Valentine’s Day treats that are healthy & tasty

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If you’re looking for special recipes to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, you’ve found the right place. Surprise your loved ones in the morning with some strawberry French toast, spoil them with a romantic dinner starting with Caesar salad and pan-seared scallops with pasta, and finish the night with some avocado chocolate mousse. And be sure to check out this full roundup of easy date night dinner ideas for more inspiration.

We’ll start with breakfast and brunch options.

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Blueberry Yogurt Waffles

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You can easily make the batter the night before and keep it covered in the fridge ready to use in the morning. The batter can be safely stored for up to three days.

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Crepes with Lemon & Sugar

Crepes are best enjoyed as soon as they are ready, but you can make up the batter the night before so they are ready to cook in the morning. If you do have leftovers, they will keep well for a day or two and can be reheated in the microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven at 275 F for five minutes.

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Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry stuffed French toast is what brunch dreams are made of, deliciously sweet and perfect for a cozy Sunday. Easy to make, this really takes French toast up a notch with the cream cheese and strawberries stuffed inside two slices for bread and then cooked until golden brown!

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Pink Pancakes

If you’re looking for cute Valentine’s Day ideas that involve food, try making my pink pancakes! I mean, does it even get any cuter than that? Whether you’ve got a significant other, little kiddos or you want something different to celebrate Galentine’s Day, this recipe will impress everyone. The best part is that it’s a simple pancake recipe made in a blender with the help of one beet for natural coloring!

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Appetizers

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Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese

Delicious, fresh and so simple to make, you really can’t go wrong with a classic lettuce wedge salad. Topped with crumbled blue cheese and drizzled with a creamy tangy dressing, it’s great to serve as an appetizer or side dish.

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Garlic Knots

Made from scratch, these easy homemade garlic knots are one delicious recipe! Bread knots are brushed with garlic parmesan and parsley for one tasty and cheesy appetizer that everyone will love. The dough requires no yeast and no rising time – just mixing kneading and rolling out!

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Classic Caesar Salad

A classic Caesar salad is a perfect appetizer or side salad. My version doesn’t include anchovies, so it I think it is more approachable. Quick and easy to make and finished with a creamy homemade dressing, this salad is a great recipe to have in your repertoire!

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

This tomato basil bruschetta is the perfect appetizer. Fresh and vibrant, it comes together so quickly and easily and is ready to serve in 10 minutes. It’s a great vegan friendly classic recipe that’s bursting with flavor.

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Pasta

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Baked Feta Pasta

For an easy weeknight pasta dish that’s fuss free and flavorful, you have to check out this baked feta pasta with bursting cherry tomatoes. The dish is pretty much hands-off, and all the magic happens in the oven. Made with just a handful of ingredients, it’s no wonder this dish went viral in Finland and is now called Tik Tok Pasta!

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Pan Seared Scallops with Pasta

This pan seared scallops recipe is a savory, delicious and easy meal to make when you’re in the mood for changing up your pasta game and want something that feels a little fancy. Cooking scallops at home is actually easier than you think, and the result is juicy, tender pieces of fish that are perfect to toss with pasta.

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Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti

Garlic shrimp spaghetti is an easy and quick pasta dish. Savory, succulent shrimp sizzling in a garlic butter sauce is paired with light and airy spaghetti. It’s a family favorite that I can usually whip up in 15 minutes.

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Eggplant Lasagna

This delicious vegetarian eggplant lasagna is a great meat-free and low carb dinner. Perfectly cheesy with a rich tomato and ricotta filling, it’s hearty, filling and perfect for those following a keto lifestyle.

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Pesto Grilled Salmon & Pasta

Fresh, tasty and delicious, this pesto grilled salmon is served with creamy pasta and is a must-have dish! Salmon kabobs are brushed with pesto before being grilled and served with a parmesan pesto pasta.

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Lemon Pasta

Quick and easy to make, this simple lemon pasta recipe, also called pasta al limone in Italy, is the perfect dinner. Made with fresh lemon, garlic, black pepper and parmesan, this vegetarian spaghetti is bursting with flavor.

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Dinners

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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Make delicious chicken parmesan in the air fryer quickly and easily. Ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, it comes out wonderfully crispy and full of flavor. It’s so quick and effortless to prep.

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Cast Iron Skillet Steak

When you want to impress, this cast iron skillet steak recipe will not let you down! Perfect for date night or a special occasion, this steak turns out perfectly every single time. Seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs, this stovetop steak is easy and extra tasty.

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Creamy Pesto Chicken

This creamy pesto chicken recipe is an easy, healthy and delicious dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes. Made with juicy tender chicken breasts and a fragrant sauce, it’s the perfect meal to pair with pasta or rice!

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Baked Feta Salmon

This easy one dish meal is inspired by the viral TikTok baked feta pasta, which I’m sure you have all tried by now! Lower in carbs, this baked feta salmon is full of wonderfully fresh and healthy ingredients and is so simple and easy to make.

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Desserts

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Fudgy Valentine Brownies

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped food of all kinds, including these easy one-bowl fudgy brownies – perfect for your valentine! They are so easy to whip up with simple everyday ingredients. Cut out with heart-shaped stencils, and decorate with cute pink and red sprinkles.

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kiddos with these adorable homemade Pop Tarts with heart cut-outs. You can surprise your family with this sweet breakfast idea that’s easier than you think to make! You’ll just need a few ingredients!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

You can’t go wrong with chocolate peanut butter dip. It’s the perfect party food, great for an after-school snack, easy to take on the go and a great appetizer for any time of day. And this dip is made with the sweets lovers in mind without neglecting the health nuts, perfect for fruit, wafers and biscuits!

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Cream Cheese Vanilla Cupcakes

This cream cheese vanilla cupcakes recipe is made lighter by using low-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt. Replacing the usual butter with Greek yogurt still gives the frosting an airy light density without the extra fat. This recipe is versatile to make all year round for any occasion with any decorations or toppings!

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado chocolate mousse is a healthy, no-bake dessert recipe made with a few ingredients in a few minutes. It’s vegan, refined-sugar-free yet still tastes sweet and rich! It’s the kind of dessert you can feel good about eating. It tastes indulgent and is oh-so creamy!

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