Valentine’s Day is finally here! 💗💗 And I LOVE to celebrate this day, both with my partner, my kids, and my girlfriends. One thing I really treasure is cooking them some nice, healthy meals, and making them feel taken care of. (Yes, food is truly my love language! 🍒). Today, I am sharing with you 12 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes, plus lots of ideas for fun couple activities and healthy gifts for your loved ones (and also for you)! 🎁
All the recipes are simple, nourishing, made with whole ingredients, and super quick to make. Plus, they all are a fun way to involve your partner and kids in the kitchen! Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast recipe to eat in bed, a healthy pasta dish for you and your partner, or a decadent dessert for the whole family– this post is for you! And if this is not enough, all the recipes are plant-based or vegetarian, and most of them include gluten-free options as well!
In the end, you will also find lots of ideas for fun couple (and family) activities and healthy gift ideas to warm the hearts of your loved ones! Are you ready to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of Valentine’s Day? Then keep reading this post! 💘
12 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes to Treat Your Loved Ones!
Let’s start with my favorite Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes, all super nourishing and truly delicious. From breakfast to dinner, I got you covered on this special day!
1. Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oats 🍓
My first healthy Valentine’s day breakfast recipe is this healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Vegan Baked Oats: gluten-free, fully plant-based, and super easy and quick to make! Plus, it is low in fats and calories and has no added sugar. This a great way to start this special day on the right foot!
Let’s start my Spring Meal Prep Series with this Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Baked Oats: gluten-free, fully plant-based, and super easy and quick to make! Plus, this recipe is low in fats and calories and has no added sugar. Prep it ahead and enjoy it on-the-go all week!
2. Healthy Banana Split 🍌
Loved by kids and adults, my version of the timeless banana split is a great way to treat your loved ones with a nourishing and balanced breakfast. Plus, this vegetarian recipe is entirely gluten-free and can be easily made vegan!
A staple of your childhood, but more nourishing! This healthy banana split 🍌is the perfect treat if you want to feel good without having to compromise on taste. Indeed, it is made with just whole, nutritious ingredients, and can be easily made vegan with just one swap!
3. Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie 🍒
My last healthy Valentine’s Day breakfast idea is this Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie: plant-based, high in protein, creamy, and super nourishing! What are you waiting to treat yourself and your loved ones with this rich and decadent smoothie?
This delicious Cherry Chocolate Almond Smoothie is Pegan-diet compliant, great for weight loss, and general nutrition!
4. Beet Hummus 🌺
This pink beet hummus is the perfect appetizer for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Delicious, healthy, and easy to make, everyone will love this hummus (yes, also your kids)!
The fabulous color & flavor in this beet hummus will amaze everyone at the table! It is delicious, so healthy, and easy to make. Beets are incredibly nutritious, and with this recipe you will easily trick your kids to eat beets too. Make a larger portion, and you will have a garnish or dip for several different meals / snacks during the week in just a few minutes!
5. Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Spinach and Pomegranate Vinaigrette 🍐
This Pear and Gorgonzola Salad is a true bomb of colors, textures, and flavors. 🥗 Light, energizing, and filling this salad is a great way to start your romantic night on the right foot!
Goodbye, boring and tasteless salad! This Pear and Gorgonzola Salad is a true bomb of colors and flavors. 🥗 Plus, the Pomegranate Vinaigrette I used to “dress” in this salad is a true gem. Made with antioxidant ingredients, it adds a touch of sourness that perfectly contrast the sweetness of the pear and the bitterness of the spinach.
6. Eggplant Parmesan Bites 🍆
A healthier version of the traditional Italian eggplant parmesan, these eggplant bites are the perfect plant-based appetizer to start your Valentine’s night!
Already missing summer? These Eggplant Parmesan Bites will remind you of those hot Summer days all year round! Ideal as a fancy appetizer (I served them at my wedding reception 👰), and even as a quick snack, these bites are a reimagined version of the traditional Italian eggplant parmesan dish.
7. Creamy Lemon and Zucchini Pasta 🍋
A great Valentine’s Day pasta recipe: light, creamy, and nourishing, what else would you want more on this special night? Moreover, my Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta is also plant-based and filled with lots of veggies!
8. Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Veggies 🥕
What better recipe than this Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Veggies for your heavenly Valentine’s Day dinner? One of my favorite healthy recipes ever!
Would you believe me if I tell you that this vegan lasagna with tofu ricotta and veggies is not only super delicious but also highly nourishing as well? And that it took me less than an hour to prep all the ingredients for it? Well, this vegan lasagna recipe has been one of my most successful dishes!
9. Creamy Kale Gnocchi 🥦
Another great healthy Valentine’s Day pasta recipe, this Creamy Kale Gnocchi will make your mouth water! Ready to eat one of the best dishes of your life? (No, I am not exaggerating!).
Here I am with an Italian-inspired recipe: Creamy Kale Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Beans! As always, this recipe is not only delicious but it is also super healthy and loaded with lots of precious nutrients.
10. Double Chocolate Crostata 🍫
Two layers of chocolate on a fragrant base: this Double Chocolate Crostata is one of my favorite healthy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. Moreover, it’s vegan, gluten-free, and ready in less than an hour!
Surprise your partner this Valentine’s Day💘with this incredible Double Chocolate Crostata! 🍫 Vegan, gluten-free, and super simple to make, this vegan chocolate cake will easily become your favorite dessert recipe ever! 💗
11. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies 🍪
Gluten-free, plant-based, and no-bake, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are another of my favorite healthy Valentine’s day dessert recipes. Involve your kids and partner in their preparation for a great bonding activity!
Buckle up for these amazing plant-based and gluten-free No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies! 🍪Healthy, delicious, and ready in less than 10 minutes (plus 30 minutes in the fridge) with just a saucepan and a lined baking tray. No need to turn on the oven – which is better for the environment – and your electricity bill!
12. Watermelon Sangria 🍹
End the night with a refreshing and toning homemade Watermelon sangria! Just four ingredients for a fun and “spicy” drink, that you can make with or without alcohol (substitutions are in the post).
White wine, watermelon, a good hard lime seltzer, and a handful of chopped fruit. Mix everything and you have the perfect refreshing summer drink!
Healthy Activities for Couples (and Families)!
Valentine’s Day is certainly made for drinking, and eating… but also for spending some quality time with your loved ones! Here are some ideas for fun activities to do with your family, friends, or significant other, that will help develop a stronger and healthier bond! Clearly, they all are in true Caitlin’s style, i.e. fun, fit, and healthy! 🏃♀️
The best healthy activities for couples are:
- Try a new restaurant, to break the routine and spice up things 🍜
- Go on a hike and explore new places. Being more adventurous will help strengthen your relationship and feel like you can overcome any obstacle together 🗻
- Meditate or read a book together. This can be the perfect opportunity to destress and unwind while enjoying each other’s company. 🧘♀️📚
- Cook together. Try my recipes above for an alternative evening with your partner or kids! 🍳
- Write a letter to your significant other. This could be the perfect opportunity to let all of your feelings and emotions out to paper and express what you might have been holding inside for too long. 💌
- Listen to a podcast or workshop. Growing and evolving together is one of the healthiest activities you can do to strengthen your relationship and reignite the spark! 🎧
- Play board games! Keeping the child inside you alive is key to never taking things too seriously. Laughing and having fun together is the magic formula for any long-lasting relationship.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Gifts for You and Your Partner
Who says that you can only buy flowers, jewels, and chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 ideas for Health and Wellness Gifts for your partner and – why not – for yourself!
We all know how important it is to drink more water! However, I know that it is not always easy. Why not try a fruit-infuser water bottle to spice things up? Featuring a bottom-loading fruit infuser design, this bottle keeps our favorite fruit, herbs, and even edible flowers submerged for over-the-top flavor! Plus, it is paired with a removable strainer to filter ice, pulp, and seeds. The bottles came in pairs for extra hydration for you and your partner!
2. LEADNOVO Adjustable Dumbells 🏋️♀️
Whether you are opting for a workout with your partner or a single session, these adjustable dumbells are perfect for different strength levels! Plus, they can be easily converted from dumbells to barbells through the connecting rod. This is the perfect gift for your sport-loving partner, but also for yourself. Because remember: you cannot love well if you don’t feel well!
Sleep is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Then, why it is so hard to have a good bedtime routine? A weighted blanket could be an answer to all of your sleep problems! By making you feel “cuddled” and held, the weighted blanket facilitates falling asleep, while adapting to your body and keeping your temperature stable. Lastly, the weighted blanket is made entirely with natural, organic, and breathable fiber.
I have recently learned that if I want to eat well, I need to have the right kitchen tools! This professional blender is what you need if you are looking for a quick and easy way to create healthy and delicious smoothies, spreads, and sauces (on my blog there are plenty of recipes)!
This acupuncture mattress is perfect if you or your partner want to release muscle tension and pain or just want to improve sleep quality and relaxation. All you have to do is lie down on the mat for at least 10 minutes a day: as pressure points massage the skin, they stimulate oxytocin for calmness and ‘happiness’ endorphins, which in turn block pain and ease insomnia. Because a well-rested partner is a happier partner!
Sharing is caring. So why not invite your partner to start the day with a nutrient packed smoothie? The CHOCOBERRY BLAST from Pure Clean features a powerful blend of organic beet juice powder for athletic performance and recovery, alkalinizing herbs, fruits, veggies, and botanical blends fill ALL nutrient gaps and support gut health, and potent cocoa and berry polyphenols upgrade your immunity, detoxification, and stress and anxiety resilience. Each scoop is further packed with over 2 billion probiotics, 17 different healthy greens, and 4 servings of fruits and veggies. Incredible, right? Plus, I cannot get over its incredible dark chocolate flavor!
In conclusion, I wish you to spend a Valentine’s Day filled with love – for others and, most importantly, for yourself! 💗 Hope you have found my recipes and suggestions interesting. If you try any of them, please let me know down below in the comments. Also, don’t forget to catch up on my socials (all the links are down below).