Celebrate an Extra-Romantic Valentine's Day at Home
Indulge your Valentine with these delicious breakfasts, dinners, and desserts
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Why go out for an expensive meal on Valentine's
Day when you can woo your sweetie with delicious home-cooked fare in a far more
romantic setting? Need inspiration? Consider breakfast in bed or a cozy candlelit
dinner for two followed by a sumptuous South Beach Diet-friendly dessert. You
and your Valentine will fall in love with these special occasion recipes.
better way to rise and dine with a loved one than with our delicious Smoked
Salmon Scramble. This classic breakfast for two is made with heart-healthy
salmon, eggs, fresh chives, and reduced-fat cream cheese for melt-in-your-mouth
flavor. Serve with whole-wheat toast and some sugar-free jelly or jam on Phase
traditional French breakfast will have your sweetie saying Ooh la
la! We gave this classic dish a healthy spin by using buckwheat
flour, fat-free milk, and canola oil to prepare the crêpes, and then we stuffed
them with juicy strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
heart-warming Balsamic-Glazed Sirloin Steak makes the perfect entrée for a
romantic dinner for two. The sirloin steaks are marinated in a balsamic glaze
for at least four hours or overnight, but they cook up quickly after that.
Serve the steaks with a side dish of ruby Swiss chard and enjoy a glass of red
wine, like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Malbec, on Phase 2 to highlight the color
of the day.
If your beloved
isn't much of a meat eater, our tasty Grilled Tuna with Teriyaki Glaze may be
just the thing. This Asian-inspired dish features a delicious combination of
flavors, including lower-sodium soy sauce, dry sherry, and fresh ginger in the
glaze, and mango and red bell peppers as an accompaniment. Enjoy it with a side
of brown rice or quinoa.
Nothing says "I love you" quite like this
heart-shaped dessert. Our blancmange is similar to an Italian panna cotta, but
uses unsweetened almond milk instead of heavy cream and fresh strawberries for a
refreshing twist. Top each blancmange with a heart-shaped whole strawberry and garnish
the dessert plates with some rose petals for another romantic touch.
Why buy a box of
chocolates when you can make this heart-warming treat yourself? Your sweetie
will thank you for this labor of love. Our dark-chocolate bark is sure to
satisfy any chocolate lover's dreams and makes a perfect after-dinner
aphrodisiac. After you break the bark up into serving pieces, consider wrapping
a few in pretty cellophane to give as Valentine's gifts to special friends.
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