Feb 13, 2012

Recipes For A Skinny Valentine



What can be more romantic on Valentine's Day than sharing a special home cooked meal with your sweetie.

For those of you not making reservations for Valentine's Day I thought I would compile some elegant yet simple skinny dishes your sweetie will enjoy, and you won't be spending hours in the kitchen. Hope you enjoy!!




Crock Pot Bolognese
Because you don't want to spend your Valentine's Day cooking, let the crock pot work for you! Vegans can use veggie crumbles instead of beef.


Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana
If it's chicken your significant other craves, you can't go wrong with this simple yet elegant dish.




This fabulous Herb Crusted Rib Eye Roast is coated with sour cream, horseradish, herbs de provence and breadcrumbs, perfect for the beef lover in your house!


For a quick seafood option, try the Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce. The shrimp is cooked with tomatoes, a touch of cream, white wine and a hint of lemon. The whole dish takes under 20 minutes to make and it's delicious.


And what's a Valentine's Day without a sweet ending. Here are some great options...


Skinny Chocolate Cake




Dark Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding



Skinny Strawberries Romanoff



Chocolate Covered Strawberries

45 comments :

  1. I'm ahead of the game!! Already made the Bolognese this weekend for V-Day Dinner with the hubs! Nixed the half and half and instead I top it with a little Goat Cheese. SOOOO YUM :)

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  2. Nice!! very good ideas. Thank you Gina.

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  3. Love these recipes - thank you! I'm looking to making a fun Valentines dinner - much cheaper and easier than trying to get a reservation out!!

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  4. i am making the Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana...Love your site and can't wait to try this recipe out!

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    1. That's one of my family's favorite recipes. You'll love it!!

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    2. Made it last night ~ great recipe!

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  5. Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding is on the menu at our house! Guess I need to figure out what I'm making with it!

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  6. Jen Chandler2/13/12, 4:50 PM

    Thanks, Gina! You are the BEST!!

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  7. Oh my!! These look so incredible! A happy valentines indeed! :)

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  8. All these recipes look so delicious...i'm thinking pasta and shrimp with a salad for dinner....and of course something chocolatey for dessert!

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  9. Wow, love the recipes, will be trying lots of them!

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  10. Thanks for putting this together! I've been thinking about what I am going to cook all day for my Valentine, and then you posted this and solved all my problems. I am going to make the crock pot bolognese and the srtawberries romanoff for desert. I may add in a TINY bit of orange liquor or coffee liquor to the mix but may make a seperate one for my boyfriend because he loves a little bit of liquor in the mix! Thanks love your site

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    1. Awesome, the strawberries are simple yet delicious!

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  11. All of these sound delicious, I don't know where to start!!

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  12. Thanks for posting some of your older recipies! Is there some way to find the older recipies without having to know what Im looking for? For example, if I have chicken I can search under chicken but the I dont get to see all the other recipies that do not include chicken that I might want to make. I started following your blog last summer and I would like to make some of your older recipies since Ive made most of the newer ones but im not really sure what Im looking for. Maybe a list receipies by year would be helpful so we can go back faster and easier.

    Thanks!!

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    1. right side...BLOG ARCHIVE
      you can scroll month by month

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    2. Or you can go to the index at the top and find just about everything!

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  13. Oh yum! What to choose, one of each please?

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  14. Yummy!! They all look delicious!! =) I will have to get some gluten-free pasta and make that bolognese!!! nom nom nom....

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  15. Thanks, Gina! Question about the slow cooker...do you recommend the Hamilton Beach one in your post, or the one in your Amazon store from Cuisinart? I am concerned that the Hamilton Beach one is too big, and the Cuisinart one too small! What to do if you sometimes slow cook for 2, and other times for 4 or 6?

    Thanks so much -- can't wait to try the bolognese recipe!

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    1. I currently am using the Hamilton Beach and love it. And it's fine to cook small quantities as well as larger ones. I keep it parked on my counter!

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  16. Thanks for you article and recipes. I have really enjoyed trying them. Valentine recipes looks great. Thanks again Gina.

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  17. I made my family the heart cake last night for our valentines dessert and they loved it...I couldn't believe how easy it was! Thank you so much! Happy Valentines day!

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

    request" quick weeknight meals that are hearty and chilli or beef stew.. I think I made some much pot roast and chilli and stew I need new ideas.. and are just coming up blank thanks in advance LOVE Your sight

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  19. Didnt know what I was going to cook for dinner; now the guesswork has been done for me - going to the freezer to do my 'shopping'- that will determine which of your choices will appear on my table tonite.

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  20. We're going the skinny strawberry fool route. it's a favorite around here and soooooo easy!

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  21. Everything looks fantastc! I need to scope out all the recipes! I still don't know what I'm making for dinner tonight!

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  22. Yum! We're doing angel hair pasta and tomato sauce. But instead of shrimp (since the hubby is a vegetarian) we're doing whole button mushrooms! And I'm also going to try roasted brussel sprouts. Yum! And, I'm makin chocolate brownies for dessert. :) Happy Valentine's Day y'all! Thanks again Gina for the recipes!

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  23. I made your Super Moist Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes with the white frosting (tinted pink with food dye) for my Valentine's Day treats! They were so easy to make, look amazing and are a huge hit!

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  24. I would be SO happy to feast on any of those for VDay dinner! I'm thinking I'll make stuffed red bell peppers for my fiance and I- they remind me of hearts ;P

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  25. Making your ricotta chocolat mousse for desert tonight! Thanks for the great recipices !

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  26. Wonderful collection of tasty recipe for V-day! Hope you have a fabulous one!

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  27. Thanks Gina,
    I just made Thai Chicken with Pineapple for my family valentine dinner. It was great!!! I have been cooking your meals for the past 7 days and each one has been perfect. The whole family loves them.
    Thanks for making cooking and dieting easy and delicious.-Dina

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  28. Gina,
    Your recipes are so fabulous!! My kids ask for "skinnytaste" recipes for dinner! What else is there?? We had the shrimp and chocolate cake, my husband made it all! So yummy!! Thanks again for putting it all together, there have been no complaints, except when I am not making one of your recipes! :) K

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  29. I made the Skinny Chocolate Cake in a Bundt pan for dessert tonight and it was awesome! I am going to have to give away the leftovers though- even skinny chocolate cake is too tempting to leave sitting around the house.

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  30. The Valentine's Day recipes you have posted here have the appeal of great flavors with nutritional value. Thank you for posting some healthy recipes for traditional Valentine's Day favorites.

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  31. Such a fantastic blog!!!

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  32. Your recipes are a lot healthier than mine! Bookmarking for later.

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  33. This looks so elegant.
    Wow! So beautiful and romantic!
    Very nice!

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  34. Thank you so much for posting these recipes! My fiance wanted to cook a three-course meal to celebrate Valentine's Day. He knows how much I love your blog and chose all the recipes from your site - Skinny Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms, Roasted Asparagus, Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa, and my personal favorite, Homemade Skinny Chocolate Cake. All the recipes were great, thanks!

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