Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes (50+ Recipes)

Valentine’s Day is sweet for many reasons and there is no better way to show your special someone how much you adore them than through a delicious meal bursting with flavor and health benefits.

It can be challenging to make something decadent yet healthy on such a celebrated occasion. But there’s no need to worry, as we have come up with a list of more than 50 recipes that are easy to make, packed with deliciousness and good nutrition.

Start off the day with something special and serve our Healthy Heart-Shaped Egg Recipes from Super Healthy Kids. Everyone will love the look and taste of these delicious and nutritious treats for breakfast.

Next, set the mood with a romantic lunch. Try our flavorful Mexican Barley Salad with Salmon and Feta and end with juicy and sweet Apple Tart layered with delicate string cheese.

Surprise your sweetheart with an exquisite dinner that is both healthy and artistic. Let them savor Italian flavors with our Italian Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini Casserole, or enjoy meaty, creamy Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast.

No Valentine’s Day meal is complete without a sweet token, such as our Pink Velvet Cupcakes. These delicious and pretty cupcakes are made with white whole wheat flour and applesauce, providing a twist on the classic favorite.

Bring the party to the pot with one of our healthy soup recipes. These soups are light in calories yet full of flavor, such as our Broccoli Cheddar Soup or Butternut Squash Soup.

Celebrate your love with our other sweet Valentine’s Day recipes, such as Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Mango Coconut Popsicles, Cranberry Bliss Balls, Red Velvet Cake Bars and Red Wine Glazed Fruits.

Show your honey how much you adore them with a delicious and healthy meal made with one of our many Valentine’s Day recipes. All of these recipes are sure to make the holiday special and keep your health in check.

Looking for healthy recipes to make for Valentine’s Day? Here are over 50 recipes with everything from dessert to main dishes and beverages!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you have a romantic date night, Galentine’s party with friends or a solo self-care night planned I wanted to round up some healthy Valentine’s Day recipes for you! I’ve got you covered with everything from desserts (lots of chocolate!) to main dishes and beverages.

We usually plan a night out for Valentine’s Day (which also happens to be my birthday), but with getting older and having kids we’ve been really enjoying our date nights in, so that’s probably what we’ll do this year. Might even take out the cloth napkins and fancy wine glasses. #adulting

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It’s so easy to just pick up a box of chocolates at the store for dessert, but if you really want to elevate your Valentine’s Day dinner I highly recommend making one of these homemade treats instead! With so many delicious options, from brownies and chocolate cake to chocolate-covered fruit and strawberry sorbet, there’s definitely something for everyone!

Black Bean Brownies

These gluten-free black bean brownies are so fudgy and delicious. No one will be able to tell that they’re flourless and made with beans!

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Vegan Chocolate Tart

This no bake vegan chocolate tart has a creamy chocolate coconut filling with a medjool date pecan crust. It’s rich, decadent, absolutely delicious and super easy to make. Vegan + gluten-free.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake is rich, fudgy and incredibly easy to make. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion and absolutely delicious when topped with fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

These dark chocolate avocado truffles are made with avocado instead of heavy cream. They’re rich, creamy and absolutely delicious. Made with just 4 simple ingredients they come together quickly! Gluten-free + vegan.

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Vegan Chocolate Pie

This easy vegan chocolate pie is made with tofu instead of dairy or eggs. Made with just 4 simple ingredients the filling is rich, creamy and absolutely delicious.

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These healthy chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. They’re made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, Greek yogurt and coconut sugar. There’s no butter and no chilling required!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

This chocolate chip cookie skillet is gooey, chewy and absolutely delicious especially when served warm with a scoop of ice cream! Made with almond flour, oat flour, almond butter and coconut sugar, it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can easily be made vegan.

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Chocolate Frosted Baked Donuts

These chocolate frosted donuts taste just like the Entenmann’s donuts, but are baked instead of fried and made with healthier ingredients like whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil.

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Two jars of avocado chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream, raspberries chocolate shavings and mint.

Healthy Chocolate Turtles

These homemade turtles are made with five simple ingredients. yet still amazingly decadent and taste just as good, if not better, than the store-bought candies. They’re also better for you!

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Chocolate Frozen Raspberries

These chocolate frozen raspberries are coated in yogurt and covered in chocolate for a healthy, bite-size treat. One serving (4 raspberries) has less than 90 calories and only 1 gram of sugar!

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Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Make healthy cookie dough protein bites with chickpea based cookie dough and melted dark chocolate. You’ll love having these on hand for a sweet treat.

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Oat Flour Brownies

These oat flour brownies are rich, fudgy, dense and naturally gluten-free. They’re made with simple ingredients, come together quickly and make for the perfect healthy dessert.

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Sweet Potato Brownies

You’ll never know there are vegetables hidden in these sweet potato brownies! Top with chocolate ganache for the ultimate sweet treat.

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Sweet potato brownies on parchment paper topped with a chocolate ganache and chopped almonds.

Strawberry Coconut Sorbet

Cool off with this easy strawberry coconut sorbet. You only need three ingredients (strawberries + coconut milk + maple syrup) and it’s made in your blender!

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Healthy No Bake Cookies

Peanut butter chocolate healthy no bake cookies made with half the amount of sugar in traditional no bake cookies and coconut oil instead of butter. Dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar free.

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Protein Cookie Dough

Edible cookie dough that tastes absolutely delicious! You’d never guess that it’s made with chickpeas. Vegan and gluten-free.

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Chickpea Brownies

These healthy chickpea brownies are fudgy, moist and so easy to whip up in your food processor with just 8 simple ingredients. They’re vegan, flourless, gluten-free and oil-free.

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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Simple chocolate coconut macaroons that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. The perfect recipe for a Passover or Easter treat. Vegan and gluten-free.

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Healthier square magic cookie bars. An almond flour cookie crust topped with coconut caramel, coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips.
Medjool dates, pitted and split open with peanut butter and peanuts stuffed inside.

Healthy Chocolate Muffins

These healthy chocolate muffins are dairy-free and made with whole wheat flour, applesauce and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. They’re fudgy, rich, perfectly moist and absolutely delicious.

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Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

This chocolate baked oatmeal with peanut butter feels decadent, but it’s loaded with healthy ingredients and so easy to whip up!

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

A creamy chocolate pudding made from chia seeds. Healthy enough for breakfast and delicious enough for dessert, this chocolate chia pudding is bound to be a staple in your kitchen! Gluten-free and vegan. 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding

Creamy coconut milk, chia seeds and sweet strawberries are mixed together and topped with a drizzle of chocolate to make a decadent, yet healthier dessert. No one will ever guess it’s vegan and paleo-friendly!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding with creamy coconut milk, strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.

Main Dishes

Make a delicious restaurant-quality meal at home for Valentine’s Day dinner with one of these easy main dishes. Pair it with a glass of wine or cocktail and you’ve got the perfect date night meal!

Vegan Penne alla Vodka

A lightened-up penne alla vodka recipe made with protein-packed red lentil penne and coconut cream. This version has less calories and fat, more protein and fiber and it’s still loaded with creamy flavor. Gluten-free and vegan.

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Grapefruit Avocado Arugula Salad

This grapefruit avocado salad is the perfect winter salad with a blend of spicy arugula, creamy avocado, blue cheese and fruit. Serve as a side or add protein to make it a main dish. 

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Make a healthy baked eggplant parmesan with crispy almond flour-coated eggplant slices that are baked – no frying or bread crumbs needed!

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Chicken Curry with Vegetables

This easy one-pot chicken curry with vegetables is made with coconut milk, curry powder and lots of fresh veggies. Serve over rice or quinoa for a flavorful weeknight meal. Gluten-free + dairy-free.

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Plate of spaghetti squash with feta, basil and tomatoes.

Zucchini Noodle Fettuccine

Healthy fettuccine alfredo made with zoodles instead of regular pasta noodles. It’s low carb, packed with veggies and much lighter than traditional fettuccine alfredo.

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One Pot Pasta

A quick and easy one pot pasta recipe made with mushrooms, spinach, diced tomatoes and spaghetti noodles. It’s flavorful, comforting and cooks up in just 30 minutes.

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Bowl with zucchini noodles, asparagus and shrimp garnished with lemon and red pepper flakes.
Bowl of roasted butternut squash pasta with tahini sauce.
A skillet of healthy, protein-packed vegan mushroom stroganoff made with savory mushrooms, lentil pasta and a creamy coconut milk sauce.
Plate of spaghetti squash noodles with a creamy walnut sauce and topped with walnuts and parsley.

Turkey Cauliflower Baked Ziti

This turkey cauliflower baked ziti uses cooked cauliflower instead of pasta noodles so it’s low-carb and gluten-free while still being cheesy and delicious. 

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Stuffed Pepper Casserole

This stuffed pepper casserole has all the delicious flavors of traditional stuffed peppers but is made in one pot for an easy weeknight meal. Loaded with ground turkey, brown rice, veggies, spices and topped with cheese. It’s hearty, delicious and packed with flavor.

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Mexican Quinoa Casserole

This vegetarian Mexican quinoa casserole is a dish the whole family will love. It’s packed with veggies, black beans and lots of cheesy goodness.

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Turkey Eggplant Casserole

Comfort food made healthy, this cheesy eggplant casserole layers eggplant with protein-rich turkey and mozzarella. The best part? It bakes up in 30 minutes!

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Confetti Chicken Casserole

Transform chicken, kale and corn into a delicious chicken casserole that comes together quickly if you prep a few key ingredients ahead of time!

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Tofu Stir-Fry

This tofu stir-fry is an easy, healthy weeknight dinner that’s loaded with veggies and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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Healthy Orange Chicken

This healthy orange chicken is a lightened-up take on the classic Chinese take-out dish. It’s loaded with flavor, easy to make and absolutely delicious especially when paired with rice and a side of veggies.

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Sesame Chicken

Skip takeout and make sesame chicken at home with this simple recipe. It’s loaded with flavor, comes together in under 30 minutes and is absolutely delicious as a full meal when paired with rice and a side of veggies.

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Sheet pan with roasted veggies and chicken with an asian sauce.
Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on a sheet pan topped with cilantro.

Tofu Sheet Pan Meal

This easy vegetarian sheet pan meal combines tofu, chickpeas, butternut squash and red onion on one sheet pan. Everything is roasted and served with a creamy tahini sauce!

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Shrimp Scampi Sheet Pan Meal

This easy shrimp scampi sheet pan meal combines shrimp and zucchini tossed in a light lemon garlic sauce. It comes together in under 20 minutes so is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights!

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Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

This teriyaki salmon dish comes together quickly for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal. Bake the salmon and broccoli together, then serve in a bowl with rice, veggies and creamy avocado.

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

This slow cooker dairy-free butter chicken is a lightened-up take on a classic Indian dish. Chicken breasts are cooked to juicy perfection in a creamy coconut milk and tomato sauce that’s packed with flavor.

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Looking for a simple protein to serve with sides for dinner? Here are some of my favorite protein recipes! If I’m making one of these recipes I’ll typically serve it alongside a grain and veggies for a complete meal. I usually go for quinoa and either roasted broccoli, roasted cauliflower or roasted sweet potatoes.

Blackened Salmon

Need a quick and easy salmon recipe? You’ll love this flavorful blackened salmon that comes together in less than 20 minutes. 

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A filet of blackened salmon served over a bed of rice topped with pineapple salsa.

Honey Lemon Garlic Salmon

This honey lemon garlic salmon is coated in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce and baked to perfection. It’s full of flavor and comes together in less than 20 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

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Miso Salmon

This miso salmon features a sweet and savory miso glaze and is topped with scallions. Plus, it comes together in less than 20 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

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Maple Glazed Salmon

This broiled salmon with a maple soy glaze is healthy, quick and easy. Impressive enough to serve to guests, but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

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Air Fryer Salmon

A simple recipe for air fryer salmon that results in perfectly flaky and tender salmon fillets. It’s healthy, flavorful and ready in under 15 minutes.

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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

For this easy balsamic salmon recipe you sear the salmon with a simple balsamic glaze. It’s so tasty and takes less than 20 mins to whip up.

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Air Fryer Chicken Breast

How to make air fryer chicken breasts that are perfectly tender and moist. They’re flavorful, easy to make and super versatile. Enjoy right away for a simple dinner or use for meal prep throughout the week.

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Baked Peanut Tofu

This baked peanut tofu is marinated in a delicious peanut sauce that gives the tofu an amazing flavor and crispy coating. Just pair with rice and a veggie side for a full meal!

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Crispy Baked Tofu

Easy crispy baked tofu that you can serve on its own, on a salad, in a stir-fry, or in a sandwich! The options are endless with this staple tofu recipe. 

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Adult Beverages

Pair dinner with a simple adult alcoholic beverage. My go-to is vodka cranberry, which is festive and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Vodka Cranberry

A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and fizzy sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries on top for a festive drink you’ll want to enjoy all season.

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Vodka Soda

Made with vodka, club soda or sparkling water and fresh lime juice this simple vodka soda recipe is crisp and refreshing and comes together in a matter of minutes.

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Red Sangria

Make classic red sangria with this simple recipe! It combines Spanish red wine, brandy and fresh fruit and only takes a few minutes to prep. It’s refreshing, customizable and the perfect make-ahead drink for entertaining.

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White Wine Sangria

This white wine sangria is easy to whip up and even easier to drink! It’s crisp, refreshing and loaded with fresh fruit. Trust me, you’ll want to serve this at every party!

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Paloma cocktail with ice and a lime wedge and a rim of salt.

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Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes + Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here you’ll find over 50 different healthy Valentine’s Day recipes as well as a recipe for flourless chocolate cake.

An overhead view of a flourless chocolate cake topped with raspberries and powdered sugar. A slice of cake is resting on a serving utensil.


  • Powdered sugar, for topping
  • Fresh raspberries, for serving

Serving: 1slice Calories: 153kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 3g Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 7g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 38mg Potassium: 125mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g


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