5 Simple Swaps for Valentine’s Day

February 04, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with family, friends and of course your very own Valentine. This Valentine’s Day, elevate traditional V-Day dishes and desserts for simple yet tasty treats that not only taste delicious, but make you feel good too. 

Grain-Free Bread Basket

If you are dining in this Valentine’s Day, skip the store bought dinner rolls and get creative by baking up a basket of homemade grain-free bread. Whether you make a bread loaf, individual rolls or flatbread, you and your Valentine will love these recipes for Grain-Free Breadsticks, Garlic Herb Knots or traditional Breadsticks.


Offer Up Some Appetizers

This Valentine’s Day, if you are hosting a group get together or a girls night in for Galentine’s Day, offer up some tasty appetizers to guests. Ask everyone to bring their favorite snack to share or appetizer to pass and celebrate Valentine’s Day potluck style. Here are some easy appetizer recipes everyone will be sure to love:

-Beet Hummus, Avocado & Micro Greens Cracker Bites

-Harvest Baked Brie

-Reishi Mushroom & Green Olive Tapenade

-Muhammara Dip

-Simple Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes with Almond Flour Crackers


Fabulous Flatbreads

Celebrate the day of love with everyone’s favorite flatbreads and pizzas. Make an array of larger pizzas and flatbreads or set up a pizza making station so everyone can make their own individual dinner dish. Include an array of toppings like fresh vegetables, herbs, spices and a variety of different cheeses. If you want to get creative, make your pizza or flatbread into the shape of a heart. It is Valentine’s Day afterall!


Enticing Entrees

For the main event, choose a dish you and your Valentine will enjoy together. If you prefer to keep things on the sweeter side, try this recipe for Fig, Balsamic & Blue Cheese Tart or warm up with this light yet hearty recipe for grain-free Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie. (Fun fact: Figs were once recognized as the symbol of love in Greek culture!) Spice up your tastebuds with Breaded Fish Tacos with a Habanero Ranch Dressing or Buffalo Chicken Tenders with a homemade Honey Mustard Dip. Looking to eat more plant-based? Enjoy these Homemade Veggie Burgers.


Don’t Forget Dessert

Complete your Valentine’s Day with a sweet treat. Strawberries are perfect, not just for their red color, but because these little gems were once the symbol for Venus, the goddess of love. Serve them on their own or with melted chocolate for a delicious and decadent fondue or channel your inner cupid and try some of these recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day:

-Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cupcakes

-Cranberry Pistachio Bundt Cake

-Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites

-Vanilla Rose Cake

-Red Berry Banana Bread

-Brown Butter Cherry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

-Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting & Berries

-Cherry Almond Scones

-Dairy-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Keep Valentine’s Day simple and delicious with these Valentine’s Day recipe swaps and remember to tag us @SimpleMills so we can see how you celebrate Valentine’s Day with these easy and delicious recipes.

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