Healthy eating’s probably not the first thing that springs to mind when you’re planning out your perfect Valentine’s Day. However, if you get a little creative in the kitchen, you can cook up plenty of meals that are full of flavour, packed full of health boosting nutrients and low in calories but also have that personal, romantic touch. In this article I’m going to help you kick off your Valentine’s Day in a healthy fashion by providing you with 3 Healthy & Romantic Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes.
1) Heart Warming Strawberry Oatmeal
This heart warming strawberry oatmeal is a perfect way to start the day on a cold Valentine’s morning. It’s packed full of healthy carbohydrates, fibre, manganese, protein, vitamin C and vitamin K plus it’s warm, sweet and filling. Additionally, it contains only 332 calories per bowl.
1. Place the saucepan on the hob on a low heat and add the butter, milk and oats.
2. Stir the mixture continuously for 5 minutes with the wooden spoon until the oatmeal starts to thicken.
3. After 5 minutes, take the saucepan off the hob, turn off the heat and pour half the oatmeal into each heart shaped bowl.
4. Place 5 strawberry halves on top of the oatmeal in each bowl and make a heart shaped arrangement with them.
5. Place half of the honey on top of the oatmeal in each bowl, inside each of the strawberry heart arrangements.
6. Add a spoon to each bowl and enjoy the heart warming oatmeal with your partner.
– 2 * 162ml Bowls
– 664 Calories Total
– 332 Calories Per Bowl
|Nutrient||Amount Per Bowl (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||6.4||12.8|
|Of Which Sugars||12.3||24.6|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||3.3||6.6|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||2||4|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||7.5||15|
2) Romantic Pomegranate Yoghurt
This romantic pomegranate yoghurt is a simple but thoughtful way to start Valentine’s Day. It’s a very light breakfast option and contains just 275 calories per bowl but is loaded with plenty of health boosting nutrients including healthy fats, fibre, potassium, protein and vitamin B9.
1. Place half the Greek yoghurt into each of the heart shaped bowls.
2. Place half of the pomegranate seeds on top of the Greek yoghurt in each bowl and make a heart shaped arrangement with them.
3. Place half of the honey on top of the Greek yoghurt in each bowl, inside each of the strawberry heart arrangements.
4. Add a spoon to each bowl and enjoy the romantic pomegranate yoghurt with your partner.
– 2 * 209ml Bowls
– 550 Calories Total
– 275 Calories Per Bowl
|Nutrient||Amount Per Bowl (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||5.7||11.4|
|Of Which Sugars||36.7||73.4|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||0.6||1.2|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||0.4||0.8|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||4.6||9.2|
3) Valentine’s Day Egg In Whole Grain Toast
If you and your Valentine’s Day fancy something savoury for breakfast, these Valentine’s Day egg in whole grain toast are a fantastic choice. Not only are they warm and full of flavour but they also weigh in at just 291 calories each. In addition to this, they contain lots of healthy carbohydrates, choline, fats, iodine, protein, selenium and vitamin B2.
1. Grab the two slices of whole grain bread and butter both sides.
2. Once both sides of the whole grain bread slices are buttered, use the heart shaped silicone egg mould to cut heart shapes into both of them.
3. Place the frying pan on the hob on a low to medium heat, then add two of the slices of bacon and one of the slices of whole grain bread to the frying pan.
4. Crack one of the large eggs into the heart shaped hole in the whole grain bread, then fry the bacon, egg and whole grain bread for 2 minutes.
5. After 2 minutes, flip the bacon, egg and whole grain bread with the spatula, then fry the bacon, egg and whole grain bread for a further 2 minutes.
6. Remove the bacon, egg and whole grain toast from the frying pan and put it on one of the heart shaped plates.
7. Repeat steps 3-6 to create a second serving of Valentine’s Day egg in whole grain toast.
8. Once you’ve cooked two servings of Valentine’s Day egg in whole grain toast, take the frying pan off the hob and turn off the heat.
9. Add a knife and fork to each plate and enjoy the Valentine’s Day egg in whole grain toast with your partner.
– 2 * 94g Servings
– 582 Calories Total
– 291 Calories Per Serving
|Nutrient||Amount Per Serving (g)||Total Amount (g)|
|Of Which Dietary Fibre||1.9||3.8|
|Of Which Sugars||2||4|
|Of Which Monounsaturated Fat||7.7||15.4|
|Of Which Polyunsaturated Fat||2.3||4.6|
|Of Which Saturated Fat||9.3||18.6|
Having a healthy breakfast is a great way to start your Valentine’s Day. Not only does it provide you with plenty of energy to get through the day but it also reduces the total amount of calories you’re likely to consume. So take another look at the recipes listed, find one that you and your partner will both enjoy and start the day with a healthy, romantic breakfast.
Now I want to hear from you guys. Are you planning to incorporate some healthy meals into your Valentine’s Day this year? Do you have your own healthy Valentine’s Day breakfast that you’d like to share? Leave a comment in the form below and let me know. Also, please Like, +1, Pin and Tweet this post, so that as many people as possible can enjoy these healthy Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas.