3 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes and Movie Pairings for 2 on a Budget
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The quickest way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through their stomach. I totally agree with this statement. Who doesn’t love love? And who doesn’t love a great meal, especially one that’s heart-healthy and doesn’t break the bank?
I have three different main entrees for you to choose from. The best part is that these recipes have fewer than 10 ingredients each, and they are probably ingredients you already have at home. To make it even easier for you I have paired them with a romantic film for a perfect Valentine’s evening with your honey.
1. Chicken Tagine and then “Casablanca”
A tagine is a Moroccan dish named after the cooking vessel it is prepared in. These are braised stews that contain meat, vegetables and a combination of spices. This one has a little bit more than five ingredients, but trust me it is worth it and still very simple to make.
2. Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream with “Sleepless in Seattle”
Remember to add the dill towards the end of the preparation because the heat will diminish the flavor of this delicate herb.
3. Slow-Cooker Beef Pot Roast and “Sweet Home Alabama”
This wonderful comfort food meal pairs perfectly with my favorite garlic mashed potatoes with cauliflower and white beans. The leftovers are perfect for hot roast beef sandwiches on whole wheat bread the next day.
I recommend starting each meal with a side salad and a light dressing. For dessert you might want to try these delicious brownies with carrot and spinach.
What do you think of these ideas? What are you making for V-Day dinner?
Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy!
Recipes inspired from: Cooking Light
Photo Credit: hjw223