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Healthy Dinner for your Honey this Valentine’s day

Instead of fighting the crowds at an over-priced restaurant this Valentine’s day, opt to cook the one you love a healthy, romantic dinner. By cooking at home you will cut back on money, calories and find personal time together.

We’ve got hundreds of heart-healthy recipes you can choose from to make a romantic meal at home. Or, try the Warm Winter Salad, Roasted Pecan Salmon, and Sauteed Pear Sundaes recipes posted here.

Lover’s Warm Winter Salad

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • Warm Winter Salad recipe from EatingWell Magazine.

    Warm Winter Salad recipe from EatingWell Magazine.

    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 small head radicchio, thinly sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
  • 6 large butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or goat cheese
  1. Poach chicken. Use 2 forks to shred into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Whisk shallot, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl; add to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the cooked chicken, radicchio, fennel, carrot and walnuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 3 minutes. Return the pears to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide lettuce leaves between 2 plates. Top with the warm chicken salad and sprinkle with cheese. Serve alone or with whole-grain baguette or rolls.

Romantic Roasted Pecan Salmon Delight

  • 4 salmon filets (4-6 oz. each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Wedges of fresh lemon
  1. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Place skin side down on baking sheet.
  3. Combine mustard and honey, brush on top of salmon.
  4. Mix topping of breadcrumbs, nuts, and parsley and sprinkle over salmon.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees 10-15 minutes or until flaky. Serve with wedges of fresh lemon.

Sexy Sautéed Pear Sundaes

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 scoops nonfat frozen yogurt
  1. Melt butter in a small nonstick pan.
  2. Add pear slices and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and ginger; stir until the sugar melts.
  4. Serve over scoops of nonfat frozen yogurt.

Recipe Source: EatingWell

February 9th, 2009

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One Response to “Healthy Dinner for your Honey this Valentine’s day”


Mitchell Lee
Feb 10th, 2009
2:59 pm

Perfect dinner for this Saturday! Thank you. My girlfriend doesn’t know it but I’m planning a romantic evening for 2 at home and this dinner selection was just the choice I was looking for. Greta info here by the way. I will tweet this blog and hopefully my followers will check it out. Also, if you and your followers want to check out another blog, visit mine

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