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Quick Valentine’s Day recipes for an unforgettable dinner for two

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Knock your partner’s socks off on the most romantic day of the year – or any day, for that matter! Looking for inspiration? We’ve got you covered with this roundup of healthy and easy Valentine’s Day recipes.

There’s a reason people say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Our recipes are a perfect fit for your healthy cooking habits, but they’re still guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds. Get ready for a world of flavor sensations on your special night!

Each course has at least one vegan option. You don’t need to compromise on your values to make unforgettable meals.

PLUS: Scroll all the way down to the bottom for an exclusive new dessert recipe!

Valentine’s Day recipes: Make your own perfect dinner

Starters
Mains
Dessert

Starters

The perfect dinner should start with a perfect appetizer! Get things going on the right foot with some nibbles – and get everyone excited about what comes next!

Curly Kale Salad

a close zoom of a bowl of curly kale salad topped with thinly sliced apples and chia seeds
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So easy, seasonal, and refreshing! A warm slice of our Protein Bread, a sprinkle of chia seeds, and you’ve got yourself a refreshing way to start your special meal. Sound too healthy for you? Crisp it up with some kale chips instead.

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Carrot Ginger Soup

A bowl of carrot ginger soup topped with coconut chips and crispy chickpeas sits next to a halved coconut, a knob of ginger, and a teal bowl filled with a powdered medium-brown spice.
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From the very first spoonful, you’ll want more of this vegan soup! We’ve used our crispy Coconut Chips to pep up this classic, warming starter. It’s filled with the flavor of love.

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Protein Olive Bread

A photo of olive bread with sun-dried tomatoes, half a loaf sitting whole next to two slices.
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Exploding with morsels of flavor, this Protein Olive Bread will delight your eyes and your mouth. Serve it alongside the Carrot Ginger Soup above, or spread some butter or a lovely pink beetroot hummus on top for an easy, earthy, salty experience.

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Mains

These delicious main courses will stay in your memory. Our recipes will help you whip up the perfect entree for your lover or your loved ones.

Creamy Noodles with Salmon

valentine's day recipes for a bowl of creamy noodles with salmon
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This recipe sets our heart aflutter. Comfort food at its finest, with a great mix of macros for stamina. And who doesn’t remember the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp?

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Protein Beetroot Pasta

A bowl of beetroot pasta topped with crumbled feta and basil to bring out its brightness
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Looking for Valentine’s Day recipes that fit with a color scheme? One glance and we know you’ll agree: this is it. Our fire-engine-red pasta hits the highs and lows with the earthiness of beetroot and the zing of tangy feta cheese. Need something red that’s not pasta? We’ve got a beet burger for you.

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Spicy Vegan Peanut Stew

a photo of a bright orange vegan peanut stew set on a bowl of beige-colored wholegrain rice
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This hearty stew is a specialty adapted from the kitchens of West Africa, with a fitness-minded update to the nutritional values! If you’re looking to literally spice things up, this one’s your best bet. Chili peppers may or may not have some aphrodisiac qualities. Just make sure both you and your date are on board with the spice levels, then let things sizzle!

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Dessert

Save room for dessert, because we’ve saved the best for last. We might be biased, but we think these sweet temptations are the highlight of the entire meal. Packed with flavors – and it doesn’t hurt that a few of them have some very special ingredients… let’s just say, we’re pretty sure you’ll get the happy ending you’re dreaming of.

Raw Vegan Coffee Brownies

A medium-skinned hand in the background reaches for the top brownie on a stack of raw vegan coffee brownies, packed with chunks of nuts and deliciousness
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The fudgier, the better. These brownies are a chocolate dream come true. Chocolate is well-known for its libido-boosting properties. So be prepared as soon as you start slicing! With a hint of coffee for extra (wink, wink) energy… Want to supercharge them? Toss a few goji berries on top.

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Vanilla Protein Flan

a photo of a vanilla protein flan, drizzled with caramel and topped with blueberries, on a sea-green plate sitting on a coral-colored tablecloth
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Flan looks like an opulent crème brûlée, but it’s much lighter than the French version. Our Vanilla Whey Protein works behind the scenes, so you don’t need to add any sugar. For an even more special flavor, add a bit of lemon zest and switch the vanilla for our Caramel Whey Protein.

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Red Velvet Valentine’s Muffin

Two red velvet protein muffins stand, one stacked on top of the other. The top muffin is split open, revealing a fudgy center, and is topped with a bright white cream cheese frosting. The bottom muffin sits inside a white paper muffin cup.
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Homemade gifts are the ones that people remember. That’s why we love giving our special someone a few protein muffins we made ourselves. The best part? You don’t need any experience. Our Protein Brownie mix does the hard work for you – and it always turns out perfect.

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Bonus Dessert Recipe: Salted Caramel Brownies

Have you heard the latest news? We’ve got a new Protein Cream out just in time for the occasion. With lashings of our fabulously tempting Salted Caramel Protein Cream, these Salted Caramel Brownies are sure to be a huge hit. Fall in love with the new flavor and this recipe.

Salted Caramel Brownies dripping with liquefied salted caramel protein cream
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And if you’ve got any Protein Cream left over after you make them… well, let’s just say, a spoon’s not the only place to lick it off of!

Have fun and stay safe in all kinds of ways this Valentine’s Day!

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