Staying in for Valentine's Day this year? You can still make a romantic dinner! In fact, you can make one that is healthy and Weight Watchers friendly too. Whether you are trying to save money or don't want to deal with the crowds, these fantastic recipes are the perfect alternative to eating out on the holiday. Even though they are easy to make, these incredible main courses are each stunning in their own way.
Some suppers are quite elegant, while others have a lighter, fun approach. If you want inspiration, we suggest treating your valentine by making our Instant Pot Apple Balsamic Chicken recipe, followed by a decadent dessert! However, if you want something other than chicken, there are so many options, allowing you to choose from lamb, cod, veal, steak, scallops, and pasta dishes, so you won't have trouble finding one that will work.
Here is a fun recipe you and your loved one can make for date night at home. Weight Watchers posted this lovely heart-shaped pizza recipe for 7 points per serving. It has a cauliflower crust, making it lighter and healthier than a traditional crust. This pizza has tomato sauce, turkey pepperoni, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic, and shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese.
Weight Watchers posted this elegant recipe for beef tenderloin with delicious accompaniments. The comforting essence of rosemary is a perfect match for the meat and vegetables. You'll love the taste of the roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts! Once done, you can serve the beef (after it rests) with some of the homemade horseradish cream sauce. Although this recipe makes six servings, you can always save the rest for leftovers during the week!
This delicious dinner recipe features Atlantic cod, olives, fresh tomatoes, shallots, and a blend of fresh lemon, basil, and red pepper flakes. It's a quick and easy 30-minute meal, perfect for busy work nights and ideal for surprising loved ones with a special dish on Valentine's Day. You don't need other sides since it has plenty of fresh veggies and protein. Maybe a slice of toasted French bread will do!
Make this slow roast recipe for the ultimate labor of love dinner. You'll need about an hour and a half to make this supper! It has chicken breasts, drums, and thighs as the centerpiece. Chunky carrots, parsnips, onions, and assorted seasonings are the perfect aromatics to cook alongside the chicken. Once done, you can serve the pan sauce drizzled over the top of the vegetables and meat, giving them a deeper flavor and wonderful appearance.
This lively dinner recipe by Weight Watchers has lemony undertones, perfect for bringing out the best qualities in the large scallops. It also has baby spinach, garlic, chives, and seasonings! This is an easy meal, but it looks quite polished, making it ideal for Valentine's dinner. WW states that each serving is only 3 points, which makes it an incredibly low-point meal.
Put a twist on the classic Alfredo sauce with skim milk, cornstarch, parmesan cheese, and seasonings. This is an extremely healthy dish at only four points per serving. It has zucchini noodles and regular-cooked spaghetti paired with seared salmon! You are in for a heavenly treat when all these components are combined.
This exquisite recipe by Weight Watchers can easily be made in under an hour and offers flavors of fresh orange juice, zest, pomegranate seeds, couscous, and lean flank steak. In addition to those ingredients, you only need some seasonings and cilantro! Since the recipe already has a side dish, you don't need to worry about anything else to accompany it except what you'll make for your Valentine's dessert!
This recipe is for those who want a more casual Valentine's Day! This is the perfect dinner snack board to enjoy while watching a movie. It features a heart-shaped pizza with a whole wheat tortilla as the crust, making for a lower-point version of the traditional dish. It also has assorted fruits and veggies to dip in the hummus. WW suggests using plain hummus, but you can always use a flavored one and adjust the points level.
Add some spice to your dinner when you make these incredible pork chops with paprika, cumin, and an Italian condiment known as gremolata. For best results, use trimmed bone-in baby lamb chops! You can also adjust the heat level depending on which paprika you use. Some smoked paprikas are much spicier than others! Serve this main course with mashed potatoes or steamed broccoli.
Chicken Cordon Bleu is a well-known dish with breaded chicken stuffed with ham and cheese. This WW recipe is a modification of the traditional version, as it requires much less effort since the Cordon Bleu is open-faced. As a result, it only takes 35 minutes to make! The main components are Dijon mustard, breaded chicken breast, deli-sliced honey ham, and light Swiss cheese.
12. Mushroom Risotto
This comfort food is perfect for serving on Valentine's Day. It will make you feel right at home! To make a perfectly creamy risotto, you will need cremini mushrooms, white wine, arborio rice, and grated parmesan cheese. If you can acquire mushroom-flavored broth, that is just a bonus, but any regular vegetable broth will do! The most important thing to remember when making this dish is not to rush the process. Slow and steady is the way to go!
13. Veal Piccata
Veal Piccata is a lower-fat version of the classic Italian Piccata. With pan-fried and breaded veal and a delicious, rich sauce, this dinner recipe is as delectable as it gets. The creamy butter, fresh parsley, capers, and touch of fresh lemon juice ensure this supper has layers of flavor. Weight Watchers suggest serving this with a side salad to make it a complete meal!
Combine fresh asparagus, mint, green hot chili peppers, mushrooms, and refrigerated fresh pasta to create the pasta dish of a lifetime! This recipe is unique because it also has grated pecorino Romano cheese, lime zest, garlic, and plenty of seasonings. With such a detailed ingredient list, it has the flavor dimension you want when making a special meal for your loved one. And don't worry, it is still quick to make. You only need 40 minutes.
This recipe is perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner as it takes only 35 minutes to cook and is just two Weight Watchers points per serving. The chicken is marinated in unsweetened apple juice, balsamic vinegar, and seasonings, which soak into the meat and give it a delicious flavor. You can even add some fresh rosemary sprigs to enhance the taste. Once the dish is ready, you can serve it with your preferred sides!