By: Kayla Adams
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection, and what better way to express that than to cook a delicious meal for your partner in the intimacy of your home! Opt to stay in this lover’s day and truly enjoy your meal with one of these healthy recipes for two!
TLS® Healthy Recipes for Two
Nevermind the stress of booking your restaurant reservations ahead of time just to be met with a frenzy of chaos. What’s even better about staying in is that you don’t have to avoid the temptation of the countless menu items that aren’t in line with your wellness goals. Cooking at home gives you the control over every ingredient & you can tailor each dish to your personal taste instead of being limited to pre-set (and overpriced) Valentine’s Day dinner menus! Follow these simple recipes for a romantic and healthy Valentine’s Day meal for two!
- 2 (5 ounce) fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon olive oil
- 6 ounces fresh kale, torn (discard stems)
- ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
- Dash salt
- Lemon wedges
- Cooking spray
- Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together thyme, garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle tops of fillets evenly with seasoning mixture
- For a charcoal grill, place fish on the greased grill rack directly over medium coals. If desired, cover grill grate with foil before placing fish. Grill, uncovered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork, turning fish once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish on a greased grill rack overheat. Cover and grill as directed.) Cover fish to keep warm.
- Place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray or olive oil. Rub evenly with oil, salt, and pepper. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- In a Dutch oven, cook the shallot and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Add kale and lemon peel. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover and cook for 6 to 8 minutes more or just until kale begins to wilt, turning with long-handled tongs to cook. Sprinkle with the dash salt.
- Serve salmon with kale and lemon wedges.
- 2 pears
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp honey
- 3 tbsp walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 35o°F
- Cut the pears in half
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out the seeds of each half
- Fill with walnuts and drizzle about half a tsp of honey over each half
- Finish them off with a few dashes of cinnamon powder
- Whack them onto a baking tray and off they go into the oven for about 25 minutes
There you have it! Simple, fresh, & healthy recipes for two. You’re on your way to preparing a delicious and nutritious entrée and dessert that will grant you many praises. Enjoy!