Going out to eat for Valentine’s day can cost a pretty penny. With so many easy dinner recipes available, there’s no excuse not to wine and dine your significant other at home for less than half the price of a restaurant bill. Plus, a romantic dinner at home is much more intimate and memorable than a busy outing.
Today’s blog covers one of my favorite romantic dinner ideas, and the benefits of staying in to save money and calories.
The Ideal Meal: Festive, Tasty, And Full Of Health Benefits
Being waited on as a couple is great, but the amount of oils, sugar, and additives used at restaurants can lead to stomach upset – which is so not romantic. At home, you’re in complete control of your meal. Easy dinner recipes often call for basic ingredients, and are more likely to leave you satisfied and with a happy belly.
The benefits of all of the easy dinner recipes below are that they’re made with fresh, whole food ingredients. Each of these courses are going to help you feel much more content than a restaurant meal would. This is because they are portioned perfectly, made with real meat and produce, and don’t contain any unnecessary ingredients. Plus, you save money and calories making food at home. Win-win!
One of the major commonalities across these recipes is that they contain Super Youth collagen. This is my favorite pantry staple because it can be added to nearly everything. Incorporating a good quality collagen, like Super Youth, to your diet is a great way to improve overall health. Made with five collagen types from four unique sources, this powder is the holy grail for all kinds of benefits.
Not only does the protein found in collagen help keep you feeling full longer and avoid unhealthy cravings, it also plays a role in how well we digest our food. Collagen is a great way to improve gut health. This can lead to clearer skin, less bloat, and reduced inflammation.
Collagen peptides are also great for joint and muscle health. Regular use of Super Youth can improve mobility, strengthen tendons, and aid in post-workout recovery. No matter what your age or activity levels are, collagen is a supplement I recommend to everyone.
The best part about Super Youth unflavored is that it dissolves easily without clumping, and never leaves an aftertaste. I spent years choking down chalky collagen powders before finding Super Youth. It’s the best on the market, and I add it to just about everything – coffee, smoothies, sauces, dressings, desserts, and more.
If you’re looking for easy and healthy romantic dinner ideas, here are the three recipes I would make for my special person:
Appetizer: Caprese Stuffed Avocados
These delicious Caprese stuffed avocados are the perfect appetizer. They’re light and delicious, and contain an amazing array of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals. Plus, who doesn’t love avocado-stuffed anything!?
Main Course: Homemade Meatballs
Italians know the way to a man’s heart, and meatballs are at the top of the list. This light, yet delicious recipe is the perfect main course for saying “I love you”. Pair it with his favorite pasta and watch him fall for you with every bite.
Dessert Cocktail: Anti-Aging Chocolate Martini
Every romantic dinner deserves a cocktail, and this chocolate martini is the perfect Valentine’s day treat. Plus, it’s packed with anti-aging benefits. You’ll both be turning back the clock with every sip.
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