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Your healthy Valentine’s Day menu

Turn up the heat on Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner featuring this menu of healthy, delicious foods to share with your special someone

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mushroom thyme toasts

Mushroom and Thyme Toasts

Start your meal with these satisfying toasts and a glass of wine. The smooth flavour of the mushrooms is enhanced by cooking them with garlic, herbs and a dollop of tangy low-fat sour cream. The mushrooms taste wonderful piled on top of whole-grain toast spread with ricotta cheese.


Try the recipe: Mushroom and Thyme Toasts

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Fig and Walnut Amuse-Bouche

Fig and Walnut Amuse-Bouche

For the ancient Greeks, figs were a symbol of love and fertility. For a simple-yet-stunning appetizer on Valentine’s Day, these bite-sized morsels are a perfect choice. The combination of fresh figs, prosciutto, Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts is exceptionally good.


Get the recipe: Fig and Walnut Amuse-Bouche

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grilled fish and salad

Grilled Fish with Heirloom Tomato, Asparagus & Almond Salad

Colourful heirloom tomatoes and asparagus make a perfect accompaniment to a firm, hearty grilled fish. Make sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice; it makes a huge difference in the flavour.


Get the recipe: Grilled Fish with Heirloom Tomato, Asparagus & Almond Salad

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tart cherry cocktail

Tart Cherry Cocktail

Complement your romantic dinner with this sweet and bubbly drink.


Get the recipe: Tart Cherry Cocktail

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lucy waverman brownies

Chocolate Banana Brownies

There is quite a lot of fruit in these easy chocolate brownies: bananas, prune puree and dried cherries. They combine amazingly well to make a rich and chewy brownie that everyone will love. Try a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make this the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert.


Try the recipe: Chocolate Banana Brownies


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30-minute cookbook

Get even more healthy recipe ideas

You don’t have to be a master chef or spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a delicious, show-stopping meal for the “special someone” in your life. With a little help from Reader’s Digest’s 30-Minute Cookbook, you’ll be able to whip up a healthy meal that’s sure to impress-in practically no time at all . This unique, efficient approach to cooking lets you prepare any of 300 mouthwatering recipes in just half an hour. From zesty soups to wholesome main courses to heavenly desserts, each recipe also includes preparation and cooking times, nutritional guidelines, the sequence of ingredients-even the utensils to have on hand.


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