Are you looking for a healthy Valentine’s Day dinner so deliciously indulgent Cupid himself would fall for the menu?
Well, as fate would have it, we put together a menu with three classic recipes sure to please your taste buds and support your bone health.
So forget about spending hours online searching for “bone health recipes” or “bone health meals” because we’ve got you covered.
These yummy Valentine’s Day recipes are perfect for showing some love to your sweetie and your bones. Plus, these crowd-pleasers are easy to make. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself craving this special menu long after the holiday has passed!
Healthy, Protein-Packed Lemon Garlic Salmon
- 4 portions wild-caught salmon skin-on
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 8 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
- Season salmon portions with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add in olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Place salmon portions into the skillet, starting with the skin side up. Sear 3 to 4 minutes, then flip over and sear the other side 3 more minutes. Move salmon to one side of the pan.
- Pour lemon juice into the empty area of the skillet, add in garlic cloves and saute 60 seconds. Spoon garlic lemon juice over salmon and cook until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
- Sprinkle fresh dill on top of salmon portions and serve immediately. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.
Bone-Healthy, Candy-Colored Sweet Potatoes
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp butter organic
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp nutmeg
- Himalayan sea salt
- black pepper
- Roast maple-glazed red garnet sweet potatoes (often mistakenly called yams) at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until tender.
- To intensify the natural sweetness, cut your sweet potatoes into one-inch pieces, and lightly coat with virgin olive oil, before you roast them.
- Add the maple syrup, organic butter, orange juice, vanilla, Himalayan sea salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Bake for another 20 minutes.
- Take out and present in a serving dish.
Healthy, Mouth-watering Chocolate Truffles
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 8 oz dark chocolate
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
- pinch salt (optional)
- cocoa powder (optional)
- Start by finely chopping your chocolate so it melts more quickly.
- Heat the coconut milk–either on the stove or in the microwave–just until it starts to boil, then pour over the chocolate.
- If desired, stir in a pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Stir until shiny and completely smooth.
- Refrigerate until firm enough to scoop; it usually takes somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour.
- Then roll out balls, either using your hands (with gloves if you wish) or a mini cookie scoop.
- Roll in cocoa powder then set on a parchment-lined plate and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.
- Leftovers (leftovers?!) can be stored in the fridge or freezer for 1-2 months.
Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day!
Take the stress out of planning a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner with these classic, comforting dishes.
They’re easy to make, guilt-free, and oh so delicious. With just a little effort, you can impress your loved one with a bone-healthy meal that tastes as good as it looks.
So, I hope you’ll do your taste buds a favor and try these recipes. Your healthy bones and your significant other will feel the love.
Do you have a special Valentine’s Day recipe to share? Let us know in the comments below.