Enjoy a romantic date night without sacrificing your health and fitness goals with these 35 healthy date night recipes. From mouthwatering seafood dishes to hearty vegetarian options, these recipes are designed to be both delicious and nutritious. You can savor the flavors of your favorite cuisines while maintaining your progress, making your date night a delightful and guilt-free experience. Whether you prefer a cozy night in or a special dinner at home, these recipes offer a perfect balance of taste and health, ensuring you and your partner have a memorable evening.
Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup
This light and creamy chilled roasted red pepper soup is a mouthwatering way to fill you up and cool you down without weighing you down! Made with crisp red peppers, fresh vegetables, and flavorful herbs, this cold soup is an excellent addition to your summer menu.
Recipe: roasted red pepper soup
Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
Made with rich dark chocolate and creamy homemade peanut butter, these chocolate peanut butter muffins are flavor packed and so tender, they almost melt in your mouth. They are also effortless to make, only requiring 10 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of baking time!
Recipe: chocolate peanut butter muffins
The Ultimate Falafel Platter
This colorful falafel platter is a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. Crispy falafel, creamy tzatziki, and flavorful hummus are just some of the highlights of this Middle Eastern-inspired dish that is perfect for any occasion.
Recipe: falafel platter
Mediterranean Grazing Board
A grazing board is the perfect combination of aesthetics and taste. With a variety of dips, crunchy breadsticks, pickled onions, and soft pita bread, it’s a delicious Mediterranean feast that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends.
Recipe: Mediterranean Grazing Board
Hummus pasta salad from our cookbook is a quick and flavorful vegan pasta dish that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. The combination of creamy hummus with tangy sun-dried tomatoes and olives creates a unique taste. Different flavored hummus, such as roasted red pepper or spinach, allow for endless variations.
Recipe: hummus pasta
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These delicious lemon poppy seed muffins are an explosion of citrusy flavor that will surely put a smile on everyone’s face! Made with fresh lemon zest and nutty poppy seeds, these melt-in-your-mouth muffins are a breeze to whip up and even easier to demolish. The best part is that you can enjoy these tangy treats anytime: For breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a post-dinner dessert!
Recipe: lemon poppy seed muffins
Kung Pao Cauliflower
Kung Pao Cauliflower is a mouthwatering vegan twist on the classic Chinese dish, featuring crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy and tangy sauce. The cauliflower absorbs the flavors of the sauce beautifully, resulting in a deliciously balanced combination of heat, sweetness, and savory notes, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a plant-based and flavorful meal.
Recipe: kung pao cauliflower
Mexican Sweet Potato Rice Bowl
This flavorful vegan Mexican Rice Bowl recipe swaps traditional rice for fajita-spiced sweet potato rice, complemented by a colorful mix of fajita veggies, guacamole, black beans, and tomato corn salsa. Learn how to make this delicious and healthy dish that’s perfect for any occasion!
Recipe: mexican sweet potato rice bowl
Sweet Millet Balls with Mixed Berries Sauce
We grew really fond of these sweet millet balls recipe. Although millet is usually an under-rated grain, it is very important, not to mention nutritious. We love our sweet millet balls with a fruity sauce with a hint of cinnamon.
Recipe: millet balls
Eggplant Tofu (Copycat Panda Express)
Have you always loved eggplant tofu, but Panda Express doesn’t serve it near your location anymore, or if you always wanted to try it but never had a chance? Fry up your skillet now and make this tofu, eggplant, and bell pepper dish stir-fried in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Recipe: panda express eggplant tofu
Experience the delightful combination of vegetables and aromatic pesto sauce in our pesto vegetables recipe. This culinary fusion is sure to satisfy. Prepare to savor the vibrant flavors and enticing aromas as roasted veggies are perfectly paired with a flavorful pesto sauce!
Recipe: pesto vegetables
Quinoa Salad with Berries and Nuts
This refreshing berry and nuts quinoa salad is a perfect choice for a healthy and satisfying meal. Packed with protein from quinoa and nuts, and topped with fresh summer berries, it’s a delicious and nutritious dish for any occasion.
Recipe: quinoa salad
Alfredo Sauce in 15 minutes
Enjoy a healthy and quick meal with our 5-ingredient alfredo sauce recipe. Creamy, delicious, and ready in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect solution for a fast and easy dinner.
Recipe: alfredo sauce
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
This strawberry rhubarb crisp is a mouth-watering dessert that can be made in under 30 minutes with only 4-ingredient filling and 4-ingredient crisp topping. It is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors and can be enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Recipe: strawberry rhubarb crisp
Pineapple Fried Rice with Tofu
This easy vegan pineapple fried rice lets you turn leftover rice into a delicious meal by adding scrambled tofu, sweet pineapples, tomatoes, and green peas seasoned with a mild green curry. If you have 30 minutes, skip ordering take-out and make this protein-packed meal.
Recipe: thai pineapple tofu fried rice
Tofu Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
A perfect tofu steak is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. It is seasoned with a spicy, smoked steak marinade and grilled to perfection, resulting in charcoaled stripes.
Recipe: tofu steak
Give our healthy chicken-less salad a try! It will take less than 20 minutes to make it. You’ll love the mix of tender king oyster mushrooms in place of chicken, crunchy celery, and juicy apples, all doused in a creamy dressing. This hearty salad is packed with flavor, and we guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one helping.
Recipe: healthy chicken salad
Smoked Tofu Sushi Rolls
This tofu sushi recipe combines smoked tofu, veggies, and a sriracha mayo to make delicious maki sushi rolls the entire family will love. You do not need to be a professional sushi chef to whip up this recipe.
Recipe: tofu sushi rolls
Baked Butternut Squash Risotto
If you want to give the risotto a try, you should check out this delicious butternut squash risotto recipe. It is easy to make as part of the job is done by the oven. It is aromatic, creamy, and rich, made with Arborio rice, sweet butternut squash, green peas, and roasted pine nuts.
Recipe: vegan butternut squash risotto
This New York-style cheesecake is a dreamy dessert with a velvety texture and a tangy flavor that perfectly complements the bright raspberry sauce. Made with only five whole food ingredients, it’s oil-free and gluten-free, making it a healthier treat without sacrificing taste.
Recipe: baked cheesecake
Cold Cucumber Soup
This light and refreshing cold cucumber soup is the perfect answer to a hot summer day. With fresh cucumber as its star ingredient alongside avocado, garlic, and flavorful herbs, it is a nutritious choice for any meal. It is also easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes!
Recipe: cold cucumber soup
This Corn Chowder recipe is a special one as it features pan-seared corn kernels and a deglazed pan, resulting in an oil-free soup. The soup is thickened with potatoes and made creamy with smooth cashew cream, making it a delicious and healthy option.
Recipe: Corn Chowder
Rice Paper Egg Rolls
These egg rolls are a perfect appetizer or snack, with a savory and crispy texture that will satisfy your cravings. Made with a flavorful mix of vegetables, they are a healthier alternative to traditional egg rolls and can be easily baked, fried or air-fried in just a few minutes.
Recipe: egg rolls
Cauliflower Fish Tacos
Cauliflower fish tacos offer a creative and vegetarian-friendly twist on the beloved Mexican dish. With cauliflower as a substitute for the traditional fish, these tacos are still packed with flavor, thanks to the crispy texture of the cauliflower, zesty toppings, and a squeeze of lime, providing a delightful and satisfying culinary experience.
Recipe: cauliflower fish tacos
This eggplant parmesan is a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional Italian dish. With roasted eggplant and a hearty Pomodoro sauce topped with a creamy cannellini bean “cheese” sauce, you won’t even miss the breadcrumbs.
Recipe: eggplant parmesan
This lentil loaf is packed with nutrients and flavor, and it’s a perfect option for a healthy and filling dinner. Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite herbs and spices for a dish that is sure to impress.
Recipe: lentil loaf
This moussaka recipe features layers of tender roasted eggplant slices, a rich tomato-based ragu sauce made with vegan ground meat, and a velvety creamy white bechamel sauce that is baked to perfection. It’s a hearty and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dish that is sure to impress.
Italian Panna Cotta
This panna cotta is a decadent, silky-smooth Italian dessert made without gelatin or dairy. With only a few simple ingredients, it is a quick and easy dessert that will impress your guests.
Recipe: panna cotta
Vegetable Pot Pie
This creamy and flavorful vegan pot pie is a perfect comfort food, packed with vegetables and topped with either a flaky vegan pie crust or a crispy sliced potato crust. Whether you’re serving it for a holiday dinner or enjoying it as leftovers, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Recipe: pot pie
It is a 5-ingredient chocolate pudding recipe that is rich, creamy, and decadent.
Recipe: chocolate pudding
This tikka masala recipe offers a quick and easy way to enjoy a flavorful tomato-based curry sauce that’s creamy and aromatic. It can be paired with your choice of ingredients, such as mushrooms, cauliflower, tofu, or chickpeas, to create a delicious and satisfying meal.
Recipe: tikka masala
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
This grilled vegetable Napoleon is a showstopper with vibrant, char-grilled layers of veggies like eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, portobello mushroom, and more. If you want a visually stunning and flavorful side dish, look no further. Served with aromatic basil pesto, it is stunning and flavorful.
Recipe: vegetable napoleon
Apple Pie Spring Rolls
Try our amazing apple pie spring rolls! Filled with grated apples and cinnamon, these crispy finger foods are easy to make any day of the week. They’re sure to become a favorite Friday tradition in no time!
Recipe: apple pie spring rolls
Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, this vegan buffalo cauliflower is a mouthwatering addition to your game-day appetizer or dinner table. We use cauliflower florets to mimic the texture of traditional buffalo wings and then toss them in a finger-licking, sweet, spicy buffalo sauce. Whether you use it as a starter or your main course, you will crave more after the first bite!
Recipe: buffalo cauliflower
Orange Cranberry Muffins
These orange cranberry muffins are a delicious combination of citrusy, sweet, and tart flavors. Bursting with flavor and color, they are perfect for the holidays or any other day when you want to add a little variety to your breakfast, snack, or dessert menu!
Recipe: orange cranberry muffins
Vegan Beet Burger
With just 7 simple and easy-to-find ingredients, this vegan beet burger recipe is perfect for those who want to experience the juicy, flavorful, and downright irresistible taste of this crowd-pleaser. Get your hands on some beets, cannellini beans, and oats, and trust us, this vegan burger will leave you feeling happy, satisfied, and wanting more!
Recipe: vegan beet burger