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25 Low Calorie Valentine’s Day Recipes

25 Low Calorie Valentine’s Day Recipes

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CHAPTER 1 - 5 LOW CALORIE VALENTINE’S DAY BREAKFAST RECIPES

 

1) Heart Shaped Omelette

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 cup.
  • 1 heart shaped frying pan.
  • 1 fork.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 medium sized eggs.
  • 100ml of semi-skimmed milk.
  • 50g of ham (chopped).
  • 50g of mature cheddar cheese (grated).
  • 10g of butter.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the heart shaped frying pan on the hob on a medium to high heat.
  2. Crack the eggs into the cup then add the butter, cheese, ham and milk.
  3. Stir all the ingredients in the cup with the fork until they are well mixed together.
  4. Pour half the mixture from the cup into the frying pan and fry for 1 minute.
  5. Take the frying pan off the hob and place it under the grill on maximum heat for 1 minute.
  6. Remove the frying pan from the grill and place the omelette on a plate.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to create a second heart shaped omelette.

 

Calories:

  • 656 calories total.
  • 328 calories per serving.

 

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2) Heart Warming Raspberry Oatmeal

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped bowls.
  • 1 saucepan.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 100g of oats.
  • 100g of raspberries.
  • 100ml of semi-skimmed milk.
  • 20g of honey.
  • 10g of butter.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the saucepan on the hob on a low heat and add the butter, oats and semi-skimmed milk.
  2. Stir the mixture continuously for 5 minutes until the oatmeal becomes thick.
  3. Pour half the oatmeal into each heart shaped bowl.
  4. Top the oatmeal with the raspberries and honey.
  5. To really impress your Valentine’s Day date create an ‘x’ shaped kiss in the middle of the bowl using the raspberries and then use the honey to create a heart around the kiss.

 

Calories:

  • 608 calories total.
  • 304 calories per serving.

 

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3) Loving Smoked Salmon Bagel

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 bread knife.
  • 1 chopping board.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 small whole grain bagels.
  • 100g of smoked salmon.
  • 25 g of cucumber (sliced).
  • 20g of cream cheese.

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop the bagels in half and place them under the grill on medium heat for 1 minute.
  2. Remove the bagels from the grill, put them on a plate and spread the cream cheese on the half bagels.
  3. Add a quarter of the smoked salmon to each half bagel.
  4. Add the cucumber slices to each half bagel.
  5. For added romantic effect try chopping each cucumber slice into a heart shape and cut a heart shaped hole in the bagel.

 

Calories:

  • 532 calories total.
  • 266 calories per serving.

 

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4) Romantic Red Fruit Yogurt

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped bowls.
  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 sharp knife.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 300ml of Greek yogurt.
  • 100g of strawberries.
  • 20g of honey.

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop all the strawberries in half and remove the stalks.
  2. Place half the Greek yogurt into each heart shaped bowl.
  3. Top the Greek yogurt with the strawberries and honey.
  4. To get extra brownie points arrange the strawberries in a heart shape around the outside of the bowl and use the honey to create a romantic ‘x’ shaped Valentine’s Day kiss.

 

Calories:

  • 436 calories total.
  • 218 calories per serving.

 

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5) Valentine’s Day Eggs In Toast

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 heart shaped silicone egg mould.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 medium eggs.
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread.
  • 100g of ham.
  • 10g of butter.
  • 10g of strawberry jam.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the frying pan on the hob on a low to medium heat.
  2. Butter both sides of the bread.
  3. Use the heart shaped silicone egg mould to cut heart shapes in the slices of bread.
  4. Place a slice of bread in the frying pan.  Make sure you include both the piece of bread with the heart shaped hole and the heart shaped piece of bread that you cut out.
  5. Crack two eggs into the heart shaped hole and then fry the egg and bread for 2 minutes.
  6. Flip the egg and toast then fry for a further 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the egg and toast from the frying pan, put it on a plate and top with ham.
  8. Remove the heart shaped toast from the frying pan, put it on the same plate and spread some strawberry jam on it.
  9. Repeat steps 4-8 to create a second serving of Valentine’s Day eggs in toast with the strawberry jam heart.
  10.  To add even more love to the meal chop the ham into heart shapes too.

 

Calories:

  • 682 calories total.
  • 341 calories per serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 2 - 5 LOW CALORIE VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH RECIPES

 

1) Heart Shaped Tomato & Mozzarella Toasted Sandwich

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 heart shaped sandwich cutter.
  • 1 small bowl.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 slices of whole grain bread.
  • 1 tomato (sliced).
  • 100g of mozzarella (sliced).
  • 10ml of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 10ml of white wine vinegar.

 

Instructions:

  1. Lightly toast the bread using the grill or a toaster.
  2. Use the heart shaped sandwich cutter to cut the mozzarella, toast and tomato into heart shapes.
  3. Mix the extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar in the small bowl.
  4. Lightly coat the toast in this mixture.
  5. Prepare two sandwiches by placing the heart shaped ingredients on a plate in the following order; toast, tomato, mozzarella, tomato, mozzarella, tomato, toast.

 

Calories:

  • 810 calories total.
  • 405 calories per serving.

 

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2) Home Made Heart Warming Vegetable Soup

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped bowls.
  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 large deep bottomed pan.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 whole grain rolls.
  • 500ml of vegetable stock.
  • 200g of sweet potatoes (chopped).
  • 50g of bell peppers (chopped).
  • 50g of carrots (chopped).
  • 50g of mushrooms (chopped).
  • 50g of onions (chopped).
  • 20ml of single cream.
  • 10g of black pepper.
  • 10g of parsley.
  • 10g of salt.
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the frying pan on the hob on a low to medium heat.
  2. Add the extra virgin olive oil and vegetables to the frying pan, sprinkle them with half the black pepper, parsley and salt and then fry them for 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes transfer the fried vegetables to the large deep bottomed pan, add the vegetable stock and add the other half of the parsley, black pepper and salt.
  4. Place the large deep bottomed pan on the hob and adjust the temperature until the ingredients start to simmer.
  5. Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes and give it a good stir with the wooden spoon every 10 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes turn the hob off, pour half the soup into each heart shaped bowl and serve with a whole grain roll.
  7. For additional romantic appeal use the cream to create an ‘x’ shaped kiss on the surface of the soup.

 

Calories:

  • 588 calories total.
  • 294 calories per serving.

 

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3) Love Struck Soy Sauce Beef & Vegetables

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 1 large mixing bowl.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 200g of sirloin steak.
  • 50g of bell peppers (chopped).
  • 50g of mushrooms (chopped).
  • 50g of onions (chopped).
  • 20ml of soy sauce.
  • 5g of black pepper.
  • 5g of cayenne pepper.
  • 5g of salt.
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the black pepper, cayenne pepper, extra virgin olive oil, salt and soy sauce in the large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with the wooden spoon.
  2. Add the bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and sirloin steak to the large mixing bowl, coat them with the mixture and then leave them to soak for 20 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes place a frying pan on the hob on maximum heat to warm up.
  4. After 20 minutes place all the ingredients from the large mixing bowl into the hot frying pan.
  5. Fry the sirloin steak for 2 minutes each side and then serve it with the vegetables on the 2 heart shaped plates.
  6. To add even more love to the plate place the sirloin steak in the middle and arrange the vegetables around it in a heart shaped pattern.

 

Calories:

  • 740 calories total.
  • 370 calories per serving.

 

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4) Romantic Roast Lemon Salt & Pepper Chicken Roll

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 baking tray.
  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 freezer bag.
  • 1 heart shaped sandwich cutter.
  • 1 sharp knife.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 whole grain rolls.
  • 1 tomato (sliced).
  • 200g of chicken breast.
  • 100g of lettuce (chopped).
  • 10g of butter.
  • 5g of black pepper.
  • 5g of salt.
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 5ml of lemon juice.

 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Place the black pepper, chicken breasts, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and salt in the freezer bag and shake vigorously until the chicken breasts are fully coated.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts from the freezer bag, place them on a baking tray, put them in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes turn the oven off, remove the chicken breasts, place them on the chopping board and chop them into small chunks.
  5. Slice the 2 whole grain rolls in half, butter them, then add the chicken, lettuce and tomato slices to make a sandwich.
  6. Use the heart shaped sandwich cutter to cut the rolls into heart shapes and impress your Valentine’s Day date.

 

Calories:

  • 738 calories total.
  • 369 calories per serving.

 

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5) Valentine’s Day Tuna Salad

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 1 fork.
  • 1 small bowl.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 12 cherry tomatoes.
  • 200g of canned tuna.
  • 100g bell peppers (chopped).
  • 100g carrots (grated).
  • 100g of lettuce (chopped).
  • 100g of sweetcorn.
  • 10ml of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 10ml of white wine vinegar.
  • 5g of black pepper.
  • 5g of salt.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, salt and white wine vinegar in the small bowl and mix thoroughly with the fork.
  2. Open the tins of tuna, drain them and then place the tuna into the small bowl with the mixture.
  3. Crush the tuna into the mixture using the fork.
  4. Leave the tuna in the bowl to soak in the mixture for 20 minutes.
  5. Whilst the tuna is soaking place half of the bell peppers, carrots, lettuce and sweetcorn on each of the heart shaped plates.
  6. After 20 minutes remove the tuna from the bowl and add half to each of the heart shaped plates.
  7. For added Valentine’s Day appeal use 6 cherry tomatoes on each plate to create a red love heart on top of the tuna.

 

Calories:

  • 692 calories total.
  • 346 calories per serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 3 - 5 LOW CALORIE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER RECIPES

 

1) Decadent Duck With Pomegranate

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 small baking dish.
  • 1 small bowl.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 200g of duck breasts.
  • 250ml of pomegranate juice.
  • 200g of sweet potatoes.
  • 50ml of chicken broth.
  • 10g of parsley.
  • 10ml of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 5g of corn starch.
  • 5g of salt.

 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 230 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Place the frying pan on the hob on a medium to high heat and add the extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle the salt on the duck breasts, place them in the frying pan and fry them for 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the duck breasts from the frying pan, place them in the small baking dish and roast them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. While the duck is roasting add the shallot and sweet potato to the frying pan and fry for 1 minute.
  6. Add the pomegranate juice to the frying pan, bring it to the boil and then simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Whilst the pomegranate juice is simmering place the chicken broth and corn starch in the small bowl and stir the mixture until the corn starch dissolves.
  8. Add the chicken broth and corn starch mixture to the frying pan, bring it to the boil again and then simmer the ingredients for 2 minutes whilst constantly stirring them with the wooden spoon.
  9. Once the duck has finished roasting take it out of the oven, put it on the chopping board and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  10.  Place half the duck and half the contents of the frying pan on each of the heart shaped plates.
  11.  For added Valentine’s Day impact draw a heart shaped outline on the plate using the pomegranate sauce.

 

Calories:

  • 930 calories total.
  • 465 calories per serving.

 

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2) Heart Warming Salmon & Almonds With Steamed Vegetables

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 steamer.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 200g of salmon steaks.
  • 50g of almonds (chopped).
  • 50g of broccoli.
  • 50g of green beans.
  • 50g of green peas.
  • 50g of sweetcorn.
  • 10g of butter.
  • 10ml of lemon juice.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the broccoli, green beans, green peas and sweetcorn in the steamer and steam them for 20 minutes.
  2. Whilst the vegetables are steaming place the frying pan on the hob on a medium to high heat.
  3. Add the almonds, butter and salmon steaks to the frying pan and then fry the salmon steaks for 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the almonds and salmon steaks from the frying pan and place them on the centre of the 2 heart shaped plates.
  5. Remove the vegetables from the steamer and arrange them in a heart shape around the salmon steaks.
  6. Sprinkle the lemon juice on top of the salmon steaks and vegetables.
  7. For extra brownie points create an ‘x’ shaped kiss on top of the salmon using the almonds.

 

Calories:

  • 766 calories total.
  • 382 calories per serving.

 

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3) Loving Cheese & Tomato Chicken With Herbs

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 1 freezer bag.
  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 small baking dish.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped).
  • 400g of canned chopped tomatoes.
  • 200g of chicken breast.
  • 50g of bell peppers (chopped).
  • 50g of ham (sliced).
  • 50g of mature cheddar cheese (sliced).
  • 50g of mushrooms (chopped).
  • 50g of onions (chopped).
  • 20ml of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 10g of tomato puree.
  • 10g of basil.
  • 10g of black pepper.
  • 10g of oregano.
  • 10g of salt.

 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Place the frying pan on the hob on a medium to high heat.
  3. Add 5ml of extra virgin olive oil, the bell peppers, the garlic, the mushrooms and the onions to the frying pan and fry them for 3 minutes.
  4. Whilst the vegetables are frying place the remaining 5ml of extra virgin olive oil, 5g of basil, 5g of black pepper, the chicken breasts, 5g of oregano and 5g of salt into the freezer bag and shake vigorously until the chicken breasts are fully coated.
  5. Remove the chicken breasts from the freezer bag, place them in the small baking dish, put them in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the vegetables have finished frying and the chicken breasts have cooked for 10 minutes, remove the chicken breasts from the oven, chop a hole into them halfway through and place the sliced cheddar cheese in this hole.
  7. Wrap the chicken breasts in the slices of ham and put them back in the small baking dish.
  8. Add the fried vegetables, chopped tomatoes and the remaining 5g of basil, black pepper oregano and salt to the small baking dish.  Give everything a good stir with the wooden spoon and ensure that the chopped tomatoes fully cover the chicken breasts.
  9. Put the small baking dish back in the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  10.  After 30 minutes turn the oven off, remove the small baking dish and serve the chicken, chopped tomatoes and vegetables on the 2 heart shaped plates.
  11.  For added Valentine’s Day appeal use the tomato puree to draw red love hearts on top of the chicken breasts.

 

Calories:

  • 922 calories total.
  • 461 calories per serving.

 

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4) Romantic Spaghetti Bolognese

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 2 small bowls.
  • 1 large deep bottomed pan.
  • 1 sauce pan.
  • 1 sieve.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped). 4 calories.
  • 400g of canned chopped tomatoes. 83 calories
  • 150ml of red wine. 102 calories
  • 200g of lean minced beef. 261 calories
  • 100g of spaghetti. 124 calories.
  • 50g of bell peppers (chopped). 13 calories.
  • 50g of mushrooms (chopped). 12 calories
  • 50g of onions (chopped). 14 calories
  • 25g of mature cheddar cheese (grated). 107 cals
  • 25g of parmesan cheese (grated). 108 calories
  • 10g of tomato puree. 8 calories
  • 5g of basil. 12 calories
  • 5g of black pepper. 15 calories
  • 5g of oregano. 15 calories
  • 5g of salt. 0 calories
  • 5g of thyme. 15 calories
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil. 90 calories

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the large deep bottomed pan on the hob on a low to medium heat.
  2. Add the extra virgin olive oil, the bell peppers, the garlic, the mushrooms and the onions to the large deep bottomed pan and fry them for 3 minutes.
  3. After 3 minutes add the minced beef to the large deep bottomed pan and fry it until it is browned.  Use the wooden spoon to keep moving it around and to ensure that all parts of the minced beef get fried.
  4. Once the minced beef has browned add the red wine to the large deep bottomed pan and boil for 2 minutes.
  5. After 2 minutes add the basil, black pepper, chopped tomatoes, oregano, salt, thyme and tomato puree to the large deep bottomed pan and stir all the ingredients well.
  6. Put a lid on the pan and adjust the heat so that the ingredients are simmering gently.  Leave it to simmer for 1 and a half hours and give it a stir every 15 minutes.
  7. During the final 30 minutes boil some water in the sauce pan, add the spaghetti, boil it for 15 minutes then drain it in the sieve.
  8. Once the Bolognese sauce is ready, turn the hob off, place the drained spaghetti on the 2 heart shaped plates and then place the Bolognese sauce in the middle of the spaghetti.
  9. Place the grated mature cheddar cheese in 1 small bowl and the grated parmesan cheese in the other small bowl.
  10.  To make this meal even more romantic eat it by candlelight with your Valentine’s Day date.

 

Calories:

  • 984 calories total.
  • 492 calories per serving.

 

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5) Valentine’s Day Vegetable Casserole

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped plates.
  • 1 large casserole dish.
  • 1 saucepan.
  • 1 sieve.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 500ml of vegetable stock.
  • 100g of sweet potatoes (chopped).
  • 100g of whole grain rice.
  • 50g of carrots (chopped).
  • 50g of leek (sliced).
  • 50g of onions (chopped).
  • 50g of pearl barley.
  • 5g of black pepper.
  • 5g of parsley.
  • 5g of sage.
  • 5g of salt.

 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Place the black pepper, carrots, leek, onions, parsley, pear barley, sage, salt, sweet potatoes and vegetable stock into the large casserole dish, cover it with tin foil and place it in the oven for 1 hour.
  3. During the final 30 minutes boil some water in the sauce pan, add the whole grain rice, boil it for 15 minutes then drain it in the sieve.
  4. Place the drained rice on the 2 heart shaped plates, remove the large casserole dish from the oven and serve the vegetable casserole in the middle of the rice.
  5. As an extra romantic thought arrange the vegetable casserole in a heart shape on top of the rice.

 

Calories:

  • 626 calories total.
  • 313 calories per serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 4 - 5 LOW CALORIE VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT RECIPES

 

1) Dark Chocolate Banana Dips To Share

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 microwaveable bowl.
  • 1 sharp knife.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 large bananas.
  • 100g of dark chocolate.

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop the dark chocolate into chunks and place it into the microwaveable bowl.
  2. Place the microwaveable bowl in the microwave and melt the dark chocolate.
  3. Peel 1 of the large bananas, dip it into the melted dark chocolate and feed it to your Valentine’s Day date for an intimate and enjoyable treat.
  4. Then get them to peel the other banana, dip it in the melted dark chocolate and feed it to you.

 

Calories:

  • 748 calories total.
  • 374 calories per serving.

 

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2) Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Hearts

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 heart shaped ice cream scoop.
  • 1 microwaveable bowl.
  • 1 sharp knife.
  • 1 spoon.
  • 1 tray.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 100g of dark chocolate.
  • 100g of ice cream.

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop the dark chocolate into chunks and place it into the microwaveable bowl.
  2. Place the microwaveable bowl in the microwave and melt the dark chocolate.
  3. Use the heart shaped ice cream scoop to create some ice cream hearts and place them on the tray.
  4. Use the spoon to pour melted dark chocolate over the ice cream hearts.
  5. Place the dark chocolate covered ice cream hearts in the freezer and freeze for 2 hours.
  6. When you are ready to eat the dark chocolate ice cream hearts simply remove them from the freezer and enjoy with your Valentine’s Day date.

 

Calories:

  • 708 calories total.
  • 354 calories per serving.

 

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3) Loving Banana Split

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped bowls.
  • 1 sharp knife.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 large bananas.
  • 100g of ice cream.
  • 50g of strawberries (chopped).
  • 20ml of honey.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place 1 banana in each of the heart shaped bowls.
  2. Take the sharp knife and chop each banana in half long ways.
  3. Place half of ice cream in the middle of each banana.
  4. Place half of the chopped strawberries on top of the ice cream in each banana.
  5. To add some extra love to this banana split draw Valentine’s Day hearts around the strawberry chunks using the honey.

 

Calories:

  • 550 calories total.
  • 275 calories per serving.

 

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4) Romantic Strawberry Smoothie

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 large glasses.
  • 2 straws.
  • 1 blender.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 250ml of strawberry yogurt.
  • 200g of strawberries (chopped).
  • 40ml of strawberry jam.
  • 20ml of strawberry sauce.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 20 seconds.
  2. Pour the blended mix from the blender into the 2 large glasses and put a straw in each glass.
  3. To gain some extra brownie points use the strawberry sauce to draw a red heart around the straw before you serve the smoothie to your Valentine’s Day date.

 

Calories:

  • 526 calories total.
  • 263 calories per serving.

 

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5) Valentine’s Day Strawberries & Cream

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 heart shaped bowls.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 200g of strawberries (chopped).
  • 200ml of single cream.
  • 20g of white sugar.
  • 20ml of honey.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place half the chopped strawberries in each heart shaped bowl.
  2. Add half the single cream to each heart shaped bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the sugar on both heart shaped bowls.
  4. For a romantic twist use the honey to create an ‘x’ shaped kiss on the surface of the strawberries & cream.

 

Calories:

  • 570 calories total.
  • 285 calories per serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 5 - 5 LOW CALORIE VALENTINE’S DAY SNACK RECIPES

 

1) Decadent Dark Chocolate Oat Bites

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 4 muffin liners.
  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 microwaveable bowl.
  • 1 muffin tin.
  • 1 sharp knife.
  • 1 tablespoon.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 75g of dark chocolate.
  • 75g of oats.
  • 50ml of honey.
  • 25g of butter.
  • 10g of sugar.

 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Chop the dark chocolate into chunks and place it into the microwaveable bowl.
  3. Place the microwaveable bowl in the microwave and melt the dark chocolate.
  4. Add the butter, 40ml of honey, oats and sugar to the microwaveable bowl and stir well.  Ensure that all the oats are coated in the chocolate mixture.
  5. Place the 4 muffin liners in the muffin tray.
  6. Spoon equal amounts of the mixture from the microwaveable bowl into each muffin liner.
  7. Place the muffin tray in the oven and bake for 18 minutes.
  8. After 18 minutes turn the oven off, remove the muffin tray and place it in the fridge for 2 hours.
  9. To add Valentine’s Day appeal use the remaining 10ml of honey to draw an ‘x’ shaped kiss on each of the 4 dark chocolate oat bites.

 

Calories:

  • 940 calories total.
  • 235 calories per decadent dark chocolate oat bite.

 

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2) Divine Dark Chocolate Covered Brazil Nuts

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 paper bags.
  • 2 red ribbons.
  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 microwaveable bowl.
  • 1 sharp knife.
  • 1 tray.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 50g of Brazil nuts.
  • 50g of dark chocolate.

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop the dark chocolate into chunks and place it into the microwaveable bowl.
  2. Place the microwaveable bowl in the microwave and melt the dark chocolate.
  3. Dip the Brazil nuts in the dark chocolate and ensure that they are fully coated.
  4. Place the dark chocolate covered Brazil nuts on the tray and use a sharp knife to engrave a heart on each Brazil nut.
  5. Place the tray in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours remove the dark chocolate covered Brazil nuts from the fridge, put them in the 2 paper bags, tie the bags shut with the red ribbon and give 1 bag to your Valentine’s Day date as a romantic surprise.

 

Calories:

  • 596 calories total.
  • 298 calories per bag of divine dark chocolate covered Brazil Nuts.

 

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3) Loving Sugared Almonds

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 paper bags.
  • 2 red ribbons.
  • 1 frying pan.
  • 1 wooden spoon.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 50g of almonds.
  • 50g of sugar.
  • 25g of butter.

 

Instructions:

  1. Put the frying pan on the hob on a low to medium heat.
  2. Add the almonds, the butter and the sugar to the frying pan then simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes turn the hob off and place the sugared almonds onto the tray.
  4. Leave the sugared almonds to stand for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours put half the sugared almonds in each paper bag, tie the bags shut with the red ribbon and give 1 bag to your Valentine’s Day date as a loving gift.

 

Calories:

  • 684 calories total.
  • 342 calories per bag of loving sugared almonds.

 

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4) Romantic Red Fruit Pots

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 small plastic pots.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 50g of glace cherries.
  • 50g of raspberries
  • 50g of red grapes.
  • 50g of strawberries (chopped).
  • 100ml of strawberry juice.

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the glace cherries, raspberries, red grapes, strawberries and strawberry juice in the 2 small plastic pots.
  2. Place the 2 small plastic pots in the fridge for 2 hours to allow the strawberry juice to soak into the fruit.
  3. When you or your Valentine’s Day date get a little peckish, simply remove the fruit pots from the fridge and enjoy.

 

Calories:

  • 266 calories total.
  • 133 calories per romantic red fruit pot.

 

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5) Valentine’s Day Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Cooking Utensils Required:

  • 2 paper bags.
  • 2 red ribbons.
  • 1 chopping board.
  • 1 microwaveable bowl.
  • 1 sharp knife.
  • 1 tray.

 

Ingredients Required:

  • 100g of dark chocolate.
  • 100g of strawberries.

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop the dark chocolate into chunks and place it into the microwaveable bowl.
  2. Place the microwaveable bowl in the microwave and melt the dark chocolate.
  3. Dip the strawberries in the dark chocolate and ensure that they are fully coated.
  4. Place the dark chocolate covered strawberries on the tray.
  5. Place the tray in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours remove the dark chocolate covered strawberries from the fridge, put them in the 2 paper bags, tie the bags shut with the red ribbon and give 1 bag of this popular Valentine’s Day treat to your date.

 

Calories:

  • 534 calories total.
  • 267 calories per bag of decadent dark chocolate covered strawberries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY - NATURAL INGREDIENTS ARE THE KEY

 

I hope these 25 low calorie Valentine’s Day recipes help you enjoy this romantic day whilst having a minimal impact on your waistline.  If you stick to these meals for the entire day you will stay well within the recommended daily allowance of 2550 calories for men and 1940 calories for women.

 

For example, if you stuck to the meal plan below you would consume just 1701 calories during the day and still be able to enjoy a dessert and a tasty snack along with your 3 main meals:

  • Breakfast:- Heart Shaped Omelette = 328 calories.
  • Lunch:- Love Struck Soy Sauce Beef & Vegetables = 370 calories.
  • Dinner:- Heart Warming Salmon & Almonds With Steamed Vegetables = 382 calories.
  • Dessert:- Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Hearts = 354 calories.
  • Snack:- Valentine’s Day Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries = 267 calories.

 

Alternatively, you can use these meals for part of the day to reduce your overall daily calories in preparation for a higher calorie restaurant meal at night.  For example, if you had the following breakfast, lunch and snack during the day you would consume just 795 calories and be able to consume over 1,000 calories at the restaurant without exceeding your recommended daily calories:

  • Breakfast:- Loving Smoked Salmon Bagel = 266 calories.
  • Lunch:- Home Made Heart Warming Vegetable Soup = 294 calories.
  • Snack:- Decadent Dark Chocolate Oat Bites = 235 calories.

 

The key thing with all these recipes is that they focus on natural, unprocessed ingredients.  Whilst some of the desserts do take advantage of unnatural, highly processed foods such as ice cream and sugar, the vast majority of the recipes in this report are based around dairy, fish, fruits, meat, nuts and vegetables.

 

Planning your meals in this way is the key to cutting the calories whilst still getting all the nutrients you need.  If you adapt your diet and start eating mainly natural, unprocessed foods then you can enjoy tasty meals like the ones described in this report all year round – not just on Valentine’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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