Happy Valentine’s Day Healthy Recipes

Feb, 11, 2019

Valentine’s day is a sweet celebration of love, hearts, flowers and quality time with your loved one. Instead of fighting for a reservation at a fancy restaurant, why not make a delicious and healthy 4 course menu of you own in a much more comfortable and relaxed setting at home? Whether you are newly dating or have been married for over 20 years, cooking as a couple is a fun and romantic way to celebrate the evening.

Chickpea Blueberry Salad Toasted with Hemp Seeds

Ingredients

1 cup red cabbage (finely sliced)

Handful arugula

Handful spinach

1/2 cup chickpeas

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup Healthworks Goji Berries

3 tbsp Healthworks Hemp Seeds

 

Tahini Maple Dressing

3 tbsp Tahini

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp Healthworks Turmeric Powder

3 tbsp water

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Whisk all the ingredients of Tahini Maple dressing together until smooth and creamy, add extra water to adjust consistency if needed
  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix with the dressing
  3. Sprinkle hemp seeds and goji berries, Enjoy!

Roasted Heart Shaped Potatoes & Beetroots

Ingredients

3 large potatoes

3 large beetroots

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp rosemary (finely chopped)

2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)

2 cloves of garlic, grated

Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF
  2. Wash and peel potatoes, slice them about 1/4 inch thick
  3. Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut potatoes and beetroots into heart shapes
  4. In large mixing bowl toss heart shaped potatoes and beetroot with olive oil
  5. Add garlic, rosemary and parsley, sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Stir and let set for 5 minutes
  7. Transfer the vegetables onto a pan/tray lined with baking paper, and spread out
  8. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes or until golden and crisp, flip twice with a spatula during cooking for even browning
  9. Dig in and Enjoy!

Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa

Ingredients

Peach Salsa

2 peaches (diced)

1/4 cup yellow onion (finely diced)

1/4 cup red bell pepper (finely diced)

1/4 cup coriander (chopped)

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp honey

1/4 tsp salt

1-2 tbsp olive oil

Grilled Salmon

1lb salmon fillet

3 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp dry thyme

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to 500ºF for at least 15 minutes, or until you can hold your hand above the grates for 2 to 3 seconds.
  2. In a bowl, combine all peach salsa ingredients, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
  3. Remove skin of the salmon, cut it into 4 fillets
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the salmon seasoning ingredients, toss salmon in the sauce, set aside for 15 minutes
  5. Place the salmon fillet on lined baking sheet
  6. Grill the salmon 5-8 minutes on each side, bake until the salmon is easily flaked with a fork
  7. Serve with Peach Salsa, Enjoy!

Chocolate Lava Cake (2 servings)

2 tbsp Healthworks Cacao Powder

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

5 tsp Healthworks Coconut Oil

6 tbsp milk of choice

1/4 cup mashed raspberries (or fresh raspberry jam)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 tsp Maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  2. Grease two small dishes (or two small ramekins)
  3. In a small bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together
  4. Add the wet ingredients and stir to form a batter
  5. Spoon half the batter into greased dish, spoon the raspberries on top, then top off with the remaining batter.
  6. Bake for 13-14 minutes, and where center is still gooey
  7. Invert cake on a plate, serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, if desired
  8. Dig in and Enjoy!
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