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Valentine’s Day Dinners to Enjoy at Home

Don’t bother with the crowded restaurants and the busy, stressful dinners surrounded by feuding couples or proposing romantics. Skip the drama and make your own dinner at home! There are so many ways to fill your plate with delicious and healthy things to show your Valentine how much you love them.

Set the mood with these natural Aphrodisiacs

According to HowStuffWorks, tomatoes and avocados are natural aphrodisiacs! Why not have another excuse to serve guacamole? Avocado, tomato, and lime mingle together to make a perfect appetizer—although we recommend going a little easy on the onion and garlic if you want to keep it Valentine friendly!

Keep it Light

Nobody wants to feel like they just ate a big turkey dinner, especially on Valentine’s Day (and Valentine’s night!). Keep your dinner plate light with whole grains, lean proteins, and lots of veggies. Fill more of your plate with veggies so you have lots of fibre to keep you feeling full – but it won’t weigh you down so much that you can’t enjoy Valentine’s dessert!

Get inspired with 5 recipes for your Valentine’s Day dinner!

For starters: Spinach Salad with Ontario Greenhouse Grown Strawberries

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
or a warm Ontario Greenhouse Tomato-Basil Soup.

Tomato Basil Soup on Produce Made Simple

A few ideas for a romantic, handmade dinner!

Keep it light with Zucchini Zoodles!

Zucchini zoodle pasta - Shrimp Scampi

Add some fruity flavours with this wholegrain, plum and chicken salad!

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Or get fancy with some Indian-spiced trout with cucumber raita!

Indian Spiced Trout with Cucumber Raita

Want sweet dessert ideas?

valentine day desserts collageBerry Shortcake:
Top store-bought pound cake with fresh whipped cream and fresh berries of your choice!

https://youtu.be/COeGYR_rxdw

 

 

 

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