a couple enjoying candle light dinner

Candle Light Dinner Ideas

Valentine’s Week

As valentines day approaches us, all the couples are looking for ideas to surprise their loved ones by making them feel special. So, if you are someone who is looking for an out of box idea for your better half then you are at the right place. 

We all love spoiling our partners but this year celebrate valentines day in a rather healthy way. Spending time with our partners is one of the best things that you can do but how about taking it a step further. 

Setting up a candlelight dinner with some incredible healthy food options can definitely get you and your partner in a good mood. So, this year celebrate your love in a healthy way. 

Healthy Food Options For Valentines Day 

Making this year's valentines day even more special we have some incredible healthy recipes that your partner will absolutely love. 

Salad 

Starting with one of the easiest appetizers that you can probably make is a bowl of salad. Adding some incredible seasonal vegetables you can make your perfect valentines day salad. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 huge beet
  • 2 cups blended plate of mixed greens
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
  • salt to taste

Directions to prepare:

  • Place beet in a pot, cover with water, and heat to the point of boiling. Diminish heat and stew until beet is cooked through, around 30 minutes.
  • Strip the beet and cut it into 1/4-inch thick cuts. Remove red hearts utilizing a heart-moulded cutout.
  • Place salad greens in a bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil and season with salt. Add beet hearts to the plate of mixed greens and throw. Put two or three red hearts on top of the plate of mixed greens for serving. 

Heart-Shaped Pizza 

What says love more than a heart-shaped pizza, add a glass of wine with your pizza to make it even more delicious. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 pound arranged pizza batter, ideally entire wheat
  • Generally useful flour for rolling
  • Cornmeal for sprinkling
  • ½ cup arranged marinara sauce
  • 1 cup destroyed part-skim mozzarella cheddar

Direction to prepare:

  • Position rack in the least spot in the stove and spot a pizza stone on the rack. Preheat to 450°F.
  • Slice red bell pepper down the middle upward. Eliminate stem and seeds. Cut vertical cuts so each takes after a half-heart shape.
  • Fold batter into a 12-inch circle on a daintily floured surface. Move to a pizza strip sprinkled with cornmeal. Cut a wide V shape at the highest point of the circle. Round out the tops on one or the other side of the V and pull and squeeze the lower part of the circle to a point, so the batter looks like a heart.
  • Spread sauce uniformly over the batter. Top with cheddar. Orchestrate sets of the pepper cuts to make heart shapes on top of the cheddar. Move to the warmed pizza stone. Heat until the outside is fresh and brilliant and the cheddar is dissolved for 13 to 14 minutes.

Pasta with sausage and spinach 

The perfect combination of carbs, greens and fats in one dish, do try this out this valentines day and we can assure you that you won't be disappointed. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced red onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz container of squashed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 1/4 cup hacked new parsley
  • 1/4 cup hacked new basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 225g penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken hotdog, cut into scaled-down pieces
  • 4 to 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheddar
  • Parsley to season

Direction to prepare:

  • Preheat the stove to 350F
  • Make the marinara sauce or substitute locally acquired sauce
  • Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in an enormous stove safe saute skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, mixing incidentally, until the onions are mellowed and clear. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add squashed tomatoes and cook until the sauce begins rising at a quick stew, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Decrease the heat to low and allow the sauce to proceed gradually stewing for 5 to 7 minutes, mixing sometimes. Blend in honey, parsley, basil and oregano and cook for one more moment. Season sauce with salt as you would prefer. Switch off the heat. 
  • Carry 2 quarts of water to bubble in a pot. Season with a liberal spot of salt. When the water bubbles, add pasta and cook for 7 to 9 minutes, contingent upon how you like your pasta. Channel and run pasta under chilly water. Put away.
  • Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a huge skillet over medium-high heat. Add hacked hotdog and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the meat is cooked through. Add pasta sauce and heat briefly. Add spinach and crease it into the sauce. The spinach should begin shrivelling in 30 seconds. 

Take Away

We hope these healthy recipes will help you in preparing a wonderful meal for your significant other. As valentines day approaches do not miss to surprise your loved ones with your cooking and love, you can always add a glass of wine to your candlelight dinner to make it more delicious and romantic.