A Lighter Valentine's Day Menu
This Valentine’s Day, serve everything from the perfect cocktail to a decadent dessert without a speck of guilt. Light some candles, grab your sweetheart and dig into this Italian-inspired, healthy dinner.
Start the meal with a crisp and fruit-filled red wine spritzer. Reduce calories by replacing some of the alcohol with sparkling water (save some calories for dessert). If you can’t imagine V-Day without some champagne (who could blame you?), try a bellini instead.
Send your senses soaring! Melt sensuous figs into a quick-and-easy jam. With some crusty bread, tart apple and a sprinkle of cheese, this simple appetizer is the perfect combo of sweet and savory.
This luxurious and flavorful fish dish is piled high with tomatoes and olives. Serve with roasted potatoes for a light but satisfying main course. If you would rather go with a pasta dish, try the similar flavors in pasta puttanesca.
It just isn’t Valentine’s without chocolate! Dress it up for the occasion with orange liqueur and fresh orange zest. The chocolate is plenty of decadence; stick to fresh fruit for dipping.
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