Special Valentine’s Day Dinners with a Nutritious Boost
Want to create a memorable meal for your valentine that’s filled with delicious flavors minus the guilt? Try creating a menu that combines a little decadence with a lot of nutrition using ingredients like Kretschmer Wheat Germ, lean meats, fish, vegetables and more. Here are some ideas to get you started.
First things first
Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups: This recipe comes to us from The Lemon Bowl, editorial advisor Liz Della Croce’s healthy-eating website. It combines delicious Asian flavors with fresh vegetables and chicken to up the nutrition and stave off hunger, allowing you to enjoy a leisurely romantic dinner. This recipe makes enough for a main course. Plus, it’s so easy, you might want to make it part of your repertoire long after Valentine’s Day.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Wheat Germ: Who knew meatballs could actually offer important nutrients? Your date won’t have a clue, but you can feel good about offering a starter rich in dietary fiber, vitamin E, folate and vitamin C.
The main event
Stuffed Flounder with Lemon, Wheat Germ and Thyme Stuffing: Wow your valentine with this elegant main course, which weighs in at just 250 calories per serving. Serve it with a Grilled Vegetable Salad with Couscous and Wheat Germ for a meal that’s delicious and nutritious—and leaves room for a tasty dessert!
Chickpea, Spinach and Squash Gnocchi: Load up the vitamins and minerals with a meatless main from Eating Well that provides more than 200% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin A and more than 50% for vitamin C. Serve with breadsticks and a Caesar salad.
Chicken with Prosciutto and Tomatoes over Polenta: This Cooking Light recipe brings together rich and sumptuous flavors in a romantic dinner for two. We suggest boosting nutrition by substituting Kretschmer Wheat Germ for half the flour in the breading.
Sweets for your sweet
Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies with Wheat Germ: Just the name of this delectable sweet treat may induce guilt in the health-conscious. However, the addition of Kretschmer Wheat Germ means you’ll get more fiber, folic acid, vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals than you would with most other brownies. So enjoy!
Carrot Cake with Honey Crunch Wheat Germ: As with our brownies, your family will never know you bumped up nutrition in this delectable dessert with the addition of wheat germ. Just sit back and let the compliments roll in!
What are your go-to Valentine’s Day dishes?