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Valentine’s Day Recipes for the Perfect Date Night In

The best Valentine’s Day Recipes for the perfect date night in or girl’s night! You’ll find amazing recipes for breakfast in bed, fun appetizers, wonderful main dishes and plenty of Valentine’s Day desserts to enjoy with loved ones.

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Who else remembers Valentine’s Day back in school with foldable Valentine’s, candy, and boxes to fill with all of your friends? Best. Day. EVER! I’m here to bring those dreams back but instead of Disney Princess cards and heart candies that say “txt me” we’re cooking up the best Valentine’s Day recipes for the perfect date night in or girl’s night!

I picked out some delicious breakfast ideas to get the love rolling right in the morning. Enjoy a little breakfast in bed with your hunny or kick off a day of self-love with a fluffy stack of pancakes. Extra chocolate chips? You know how I do.

Plan a fun girl’s night with some of the best apps & salads that are great for a group or just for two. For the main event enjoy a little healthy comfort food with tons of vegetarian options that anyone will love. No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate, so scroll on through to the desserts section for some incredible baked goods and plenty of melty chocolate goodness. Maybe we should all just have chocolate for dinner – no judgment here.

Enjoy, xo!

Breakfast in Bed

collage of valentine's day breakfasts

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Almond Cherry Smoothie (my favorite smoothie ever!)

The French Toast I Can’t Stop Eating

Sweet Potato, Egg & Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas

The Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

Healthy Chocolate Brownie Banana Bread

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins

Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake

Appetizers & Salads

collage of valentine's day apps and salads

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!)

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with Grapes + Arugula

Whipped Feta & Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate

Date Night Dinners

collage of valentine's day dinners

Date Night In Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Juicy Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Brown Butter Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas

Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon for Two!

My Favorite Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles (Gluten Free!)

How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’

Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

One Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Coconut Rice

One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken and Rice

Incredible Desserts

valentine's day dessert ideas
Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups! (Low Carb, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Damn Good Peanut Butter Banana Cake (gluten free, grain free)

The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling

Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars (Vegan + Paleo)

Grain Free Chocolate Orange Pinwheels

My Absolute Favorite Healthier Hot Chocolate

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain Free Omega-3 Fudgy Walnut Skillet Brownies

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Grain Free Salted Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Paleo No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

Almond Flour Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Velvet Chocolate Frosting

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I hope you love these love-filled recipes, and have the best Valentine’s Day! If you make any of these be sure to snap a pic and share on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. xoxo!

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