Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This holiday tends to revolve around all things sweet and decadent! Chocolate, candy, baked treats, and even sweet drinks (think strawberry milk, sweet seasonal coffee drinks, and sugary cocktails). Whether you like to brave the crowds and dine out or make it a cozy night at home, the treats are abundant!
Although splurging on a decadent dinner and a sweet treat or two is 100% okay, maybe you’re looking for something a little lighter? Check out these tasty recipes all developed by Registered Dietitians for some Valentine’s Day inspiration. And you don’t have to limit yourself to just dessert! We’ve included recipes for all hours of the day, including breakfast, appetizers, snacks, sides, dinner, and of course, dessert.
Coconut Cherry Dark Chocolate Waffles (Vegan): Sharon Palmer of The Plant-Powered Dietitian
Chunky Chocolate Hazelnut Granola: Kaleigh McMordie of Lively Table
Flourless Blender Chocolate Pancakes: Jamie Vespa of Dishing Out Health
Apps, Snacks, and Sides
Goat Cheese and Concord Grape Juice Crostini: Amy Gorin Nutrition
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus: Brittany of Your Choice Nutrition
Balsamic Roasted Winter Vegetables with Goat Cheese: Chelsea LeBlanc Nutrition
Valentine’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie: Jessica Levinson
Dark Chocolate Walnut Butter: Jenny Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD of My Cape Cod Kitchen
Turnip and Beet Gratin with Gruyere: Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD of It’s a Veg World After All
Pomegranate-Cranberry Chicken: Marie of Healthy Ideas Place
Salmon en Papillote: Peggy Korody of RD4Health
No Bake Sugar Cookie Bites: Meals with Maggie
Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse: Ginger of Champagne Nutrition
Chocolate Cranberry Almond Bark: Liz Weiss of Liz’s Healthy Table
4-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Raspberry Hearts: Andrea of Beautiful Eats & Things
Vegan Brownie Pizza: Chelsey Amer Nutrition
Vegan Turtles: Kelly Jones Nutrition
Chocolate Cherry Truffles: Amanda of The Nutritionist Reviews
Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes: Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT, Owner of Kara Lydon Nutrition and The Foodie Dietitian Blog
Dark Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Raspberries: Marie Dittmer, MA, RDN of Healthy Ideas Place
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