10 Hearty Valentine’s Day Recipes

Hi! I'm


I'm a Certified Health Coach, longtime blogger, and host of Elizabeth Eats on YouTube. In addition to writing recipes (I love to eat!), I'm a strong believer that life is too short to settle for anything less than living your best life.


Breakfast IDEAS

Dinner IDEAS



valentine's day recipes

February is all about Valentine’s Day and this year, I know just how you can show your love! 

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a good homemade meal. Our fondest moments are shared over food. Our earliest memories are memories of care; those of the foods our moms cooked us or our grandmothers forced us to eat. 

So it only seems right to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little gratitude for ourselves and our loved ones through the power of good food.

I gathered these 10 Valentine’s Day recipes for you to try this month and I just know that these will fill your day with warmth! 

Easy Vegan French Onion Soup

The French know a thing or two about love and they definitely know their soups. French onion soup will forever be the BEST soup for the cold months. It’s hearty, elegant, and simple. 

If you’re looking to treat your family and yourself to some real TLC, this soup is where it’s at.

Forget going out to a fancy restaurant, you can do it all from your kitchen with this vegan take on the classic soup for the perfect Valentine’s Day date night or family dinner.

vegan french onion soup recipe _elizabeth rider

Easy Vegan French Onion Soup Recipe

This vegan French onion soup recipe has been a top Google search result for almost 10 years now—for good reason! It’s healthy, simple to make, and absolutely delicious!

2. Avocado Pesto Pasta

Off to Italy, we go! These Valentine’s Day recipes wouldn’t be complete without a delicious pasta dish. 

If you want to cook something easy but fancy then this pesto pasta is the perfect dish.

Avocado Pesto Recipe Elizabeth Rider

Avocado Pesto Pasta With Arugula & Basil (Gluten-Free)

This recipe is pretty easy, just aim for three cups of any combination of greens that you prefer. I personally love the flavor of arugula, but if it’s not your thing, you can use spinach, kale or more basil.

3. Spaghetti Squash Noodles

I know, I know… January you promised yourself to be your best self and stick to clean eating, so you want to avoid carbs. I won’t let you down! 

After all, pasta is a non-negotiable when it comes to Valentine’s Day dinners, so I figured out a way you can avoid the guilt and fully dig in with these spaghetti squash noodles! 

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Noodles

How to Make Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Once you learn how to make spaghetti squash noodles that turn out perfect every time, you’ll want them over and over again. We love it with our Weeknight Bolognese!

4. Self-Care Salad

February is not only the month of love, it’s the month of self-care. Before anyone else, we learn how to care for and love ourselves, and this month, you deserve to dedicate this Valentine’s Day recipe to you. 

A beautiful and nourishing way to kick off the year, this Brown Rice Salad Bowl has it all. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

This salad is a great, bright detox salad that you can enjoy alone or with your family and friends as you sip a healthy juice. So, gather all your girlfriends!

This February, Galentine’s at your place featuring this amazing treat!

Nourishing Brown Rice Salad Bowl (aka Self-Care Salad)

This delicious brown rice salad bowl (aka Self-Care Salad) is the perfect way to get some much-needed vitamins and minerals while still enjoying a tasty meal. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

5. Mom’s Crockpot Roast

Always packed with flavor and warmth, a crockpot is a delicious way to show your family some love. 

Not only is it nostalgic, flavorful and so tender, but this crockpot roast is also the perfect nutritious dish, packed with the season’s vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and onions.

I never need an excuse to go out and treat myself to a beautifully made meal but this year, it will mean so much more to stay in and make my favorite meals with care and love. 

So, don’t forget to plan a night in with your loved ones and your closest friends; it’s time to show them some love! 

Pot Roast with Veggies

Mom’s Crockpot Pot Roast with Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes is the ultimate cozy fall meal. It’s tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor. You’ll never want to try another pot roast recipe again!

6. Flank Steak

Now if you’re looking to cook a romantic dinner for your loved one, then I’ve got just the recipe for you.

This delicious flank steak is extremely easy to make and would pair beautifully with a glass of red wine and maybe some roast potatoes.

Get your Valentine’s Day groove on with some sexy flank steak.

flank steak recipe with chimicurri sauce

The Perfect Flank Steak Recipe

We’re keeping it simple with a flank steak recipe that guarantees juicy slices of meat in every bite. Get ready for your new favorite Valentine’s Day dish.

7. No-Bake Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake

Moving on to the more classic recipes. It wouldn’t be Valentine’s day if we didn’t include a deliciously pink dessert.

This no-bake raspberry cheesecake is a show-stopper dish that would look great on any dinner table.

It’s healthy, easy to make, and sinfully tasty.

no bake raspberry dessert

No-Bake Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake

Finishing your meal with this healthy dessert will help you feel more satiated and won’t bring on the inflammation and sugar crash that your typical high-sugar, processed flour, artificial flavor disaster tends to bring on.

8. Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies

Hearts and cookies might sound cliché on Valentine’s day but they’re such a classic.

Whether you’re looking for a cute gift or a sweet dessert, these heart-shaped shortbread cookies are the perfect solution.

And, they’re super healthy so you won’t have to worry about derailing your healthy habits.

Healthy Shortbread Cookies Recipe (Gluten-Free) Elizabeth Rider

Easy Healthy Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free)

These shortbread cookies are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free,
Vegan, and Grain-Free! And, with just six ingredients, they are a breeze to put together. 

9. Strawberry Smoothie

I just had to have another pink element to complete this season.

Smoothies might not scream romance but this bright pink strawberry yogurt smoothie is the best way to start your day.

It’s fun, colorful, and full of protein!

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie in glass

Perfect Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

The perfect strawberry yogurt smoothie to help get you through the day. We love this quick and easy healthy smoothie recipe. Plus, it tastes just like a milkshake!

10. Healthy Hot chocolate

If you’re not huge on cold drinks during winter then you HAVE TO try this healthy hot chocolate recipe.

I love having smoothies for breakfast but there’s nothing more romantic than cuddling up by the fire with your loved one and sharing a tasty mug of hot cocoa.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

How To Make Healthy Hot Chocolate

This healthy hot chocolate recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free. It also happens to be one of the most popular healthy hot chocolate recipes on Google Search!

I’m really excited to see which recipes you try and how you’ll add your own twist. Have an awesome Valentine’s Day!

Leave A Review + Read The Comments →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I'm Elizabeth

I teach you how to be healthier without extremes, so you can live more and obsess less.

Subscribe now for delicious recipes, inspiration, and ideas to make life better each week:

as seen in:

READ          LATEST


join over 67,000+ readers Getting New Healthy Recipes Every Week

For a limited time, new subscribers get 9 Healthy Recipe eBooks—For FREE!

Claim Your Subscriber Perks!