VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER FOR TWO

Want to avoid the crowded restaurants on Valentine's Day? Try making your own healthy and romantic meal. Try these easy, but delicious recipes.

STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS

This main dish is colorful and full of flavor.

Ingredients:
2 Large Chicken Breasts
½ a cup cooked Broccoli (blanched or steamed)
1/3 cup of Sun Dried Tomatoes
2 – 1 oz. slices of cheese like Gruyere or Fontina

Directions:

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half until they are butterflied (not cutting all the way through). Pound the chicken on a wooden carving board. Season chicken breasts with a pinch of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  2. In a pan prepared with cooking spray, lightly brown the chicken breasts on each side. Transfer to an oven-safe baking dish.
  3. For each chicken breast, add in half of the cooked broccoli, half of the sun dried tomatoes and 1 slice of cheese. Roll chicken over mixture until wrapped. You can use string to tie together.
  4. Lightly brush olive oil on tops of chicken so they can brown nicely during cooking time. Roast for approximately ½ hour in the oven at 350 degrees.

ROASTED CARROTS

These are a great side dish and an easy way to work in a serving of vegetables into your diet. After roasting, the carrots taste sweet almost like sweet potato fries.

Ingredients:
Carrots (either baby carrots, or peeled and cut strips)

Directions:

  1. Place carrots on a baking pan drizzle olive oil and mix with hand or spoon to make sure all pieces are coated in a thin layer.
  2. Roast in oven for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix halfway through cooking time.

FRUIT SALAD

This sweet dish is light and refreshing.

Ingredients:
Strawberries – Cut in slices or quarters
Bananas – Cut in slices
Peaches slices – You can use fresh or canned

Directions:

  1. Mix all the fruit together in bowl. If you using canned peaches make sure to drain all the syrup. If using fresh peaches, add some lemon and chopped up mint.
  2. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. For a little extra sweetness, you can add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.