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

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


  • 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.


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


  • 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

navigator access center

Contact Virtua

A Personal Health Navigator can help you find a doctor, schedule appointments or classes, and help you find a service or location.

888-VIRTUA-3 Live Chat

You may also like

How to Bounce Back After a Holiday Food Binge - Virtua Article

How to Bounce Back from Holiday Overeating

If you ate too many cookies or drank too much wine over the holidays, all your healthy eating efforts aren't lost. Feel better and get back on a healthy track with these tips.

Read More
Pastor Derek

Local Pastor Makes Kidney Health Mission of Ministry

Chronic kidney disease is not stopping Pastor Derek Gatling from serving the community. He has made health a focus of his ministry.

Read More
Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

The anti-inflammatory properties and high fiber in apples can improve kidney function. Try this apple spice cake for a sweet and satisfying treat.

Read More
Showing 3 of 224