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Recipes for Romance

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or simply having a date night, these healthy and delicious recipes will wow your sweetheart.

Romantic & Red Tomato Basil Chicken


Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1–2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 ⁄ 2 tsp sea salt
1 ⁄2 tsp pepper
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 ⁄ 2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 1 ⁄ 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
4 cups arugula or rocket lettuce

Instructions:

  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Add olive oil and garlic, cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Pound chicken breast to make them about 1 inch thin. Salt and pepper each side, then add to pan.
  • Cook for 3–5 minutes per side (until golden brown, but cooked through). Set aside.
  • Toss together tomatoes, basil, balsamic and 1 tbsp. olive oil.
  • Plate lettuce and then top each with a chicken breast, then spoon tomato mixture over the top. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutritional info (per one serving):
Calories: 274
Carbs: 9g
Fat: 12g
Protein: 35.3g
Sodium: 364.5mg
Sugar: 6g

 

Raw Chocolate Pie

[paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan]

Crust ingredients:
1 cup walnut pieces
¼ cup (about 4) soft, pitted Medjool dates
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt

Filling ingredients:
1 cup coconut cream
½ cup (about 8) soft, pitted Medjool dates
3 ounces dark chocolate, melted
¼ cup melted coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • For the crust, puree the walnuts, dates, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor, for about 20 seconds or until very fine.
  • Press crust mixture across the bottom and halfway up the sides of a glass pie dish. Clean out the food processor.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the coconut cream just slightly (or you can just microwave it for about 45 seconds in a glass measuring cup).
  • In the clean the food processor, add the heated coconut cream, dates, chocolate, coconut oil, and vanilla extract, then puree for 1 minute or until the mixture is completely smooth and uniformly dark.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust and refrigerate until set.
  • For extra deliciousness, top each slice with a little whipped coconut cream.

Nutritional info (per one serving):
Calories: 363
Carbs: 31.8g
Fat: 27.5g
Protein: 4.25g
Sodium: 6mg
Sugar: 19.8g

Updated February 4, 2021

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