Heart-Healthy Recipes for a Sweet Valentine’s Day


Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by making your sweetheart a delicious meal that’s heartwarming and heart-healthy. Featuring elegant presentation, lush flavors, and plenty of strawberries (nature’s heart candy!), these Valentine’s Day recipes are sure to delight. 

Breakfast in Bed

Set the tone for a lovely day with these sweet vegan breakfast recipes. berry-licious overnight oats bowls

Berry-Licious Overnight Oats Bowls

These bowls feature three layers: creamy overnight oats, a strawberry-raspberry smoothie, and fresh fruit toppings.

Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberry-Cherry Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce

Light and fluffy vanilla pancakes, strawberry-cherry nice cream, and a warm chocolate drizzle: This triply delicious breakfast will score major points with your sweetie.

Chocolate Pancakes

A mixture of almond milk and vinegar creates buttermilk for these luscious double-chocolate pancakes.

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

Tofu is the secret ingredient for the creamy chocolate base in these pretty parfaits.

Romantic Dinner Recipes

For a romantic evening meal, opt for a cozy pasta or a vibrant strawberry-centric dish.

Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

A tangy homemade strawberry vinaigrette dials up the wow factor in this stunning dish.

Strawberry Pistachio Salad

Pistachios add a note of richness to this fresh, flavorful salad.

Pesto Penne

Pasta is a candlelit-dinner classic, and this creamy pesto dish is healthful enough to not leave you feeling stuffed.

Strawberry Chutney with Curried Garbanzo Beans and Farro

Curried Chickpeas and Farro with Strawberry Chutney

Sweet and savory make the perfect couple in this Indian-inspired dish.

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Pour your heart into these divine desserts, which will satisfy any sweet tooth.  

Strawberry Cupcakes

The pink-and-red palette is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This recipe is gluten-free; just ensure that you use oat flour that is specifically labelled as such, since cross-contamination is a risk with oats.

Raw Chocolate Caramel Dip

This creamy dip comes together in just 10 minutes and is wonderful with apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, pears, and bananas.

2-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Bananas, chocolate, and a blender are all you need to form the base of this delicious dessert. Top with heart-cut strawberries or whatever fruit you have on hand.

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

These super-fudgy brownies will melt in your mouth. Frozen berries actually will work better here because the dough is very stiff, and frozen berries are easier to fold in.


Forks Over Knives Printable Valentines

It’s the little touches that show you care: Adorn the top of any dessert or festive dish with these mini cards from Forks Over Knives (downloadable, printable PDF).

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Courtney Davison

Courtney Davison is Forks Over Knives’ assistant editor. A writer and editor on a wide range of subjects, she co-wrote a nationally syndicated advice column from 2016 to 2018 and co-authored the 2018 book Ask Me Anything: A Year of Advice from Dear Annie. Courtney is a longtime vegan and in her free time enjoys trying new recipes and spending quality time with her cat.

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