With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many of you are going to be planning out a surprise for the special person in your life. Usually this surprise will include some type of dinner and with traditional Valentine's Day choices ranking rather high up on the total calorie count level, you'll want to think carefully about what you're going to prepare.
Fortunately, if you take the time to get a bit creative with what you plan to cook, you can not only stick to your nutritious diet plan but create a night to remember.
The trick is looking at some of the usual options and seeing what you can do to help boost the overall nutrition while bringing down the calories.
On tonight's menu, we're going to show you how to prepare your appetizer, main course, as well as dessert so you have everything covered.
Your Appetizer: Low Fat Crab Cakes
Crab is an excellent source of protein and the added oats in this recipe will help to boost the fiber content while providing you with a slow digesting form of carb.
Main Course: Cod Fish With Mandarins And Walnuts And Toasted Quinoa
Cod Fish is another good source of protein and with the added Walnuts in this recipe, you'll make sure you're getting sufficient essential fatty acids as well.
Serve the quinoa as a side dish and you have all your basic macronutrients covered.
Your Dessert: Chocolate Crepes With Strawberries And Whipped Topping
To finish off your meal, you can't go wrong with Chocolate Crepes served with Strawberries and Whipped Topping.
This high protein, lower carb recipe is sure to please and won't weigh you down for the rest of the evening.
So this Valentine's Day, show your partner that you care about not only them, but their health as well. Serve up something nutritious that's high on taste and will help them achieve their fitness goals.