Sometimes, couples are so busy during the week that finding time for a Valentine’s Day meal means doing it on a quick lunch break. If lunch is the only time you have to pamper your significant other on this special day, then you need something that doesn’t take much time and is fun. Here are some healthy Valentine’s Day lunch ideas that you will both love!
Heart Healthy Sushi
One of the fastest and easiest lunch ideas to create for Valentine’s Day is sushi. Okay, so you may not know how to make it yourself, but that won’t stop you. You can contact your local sushi restaurant and order avocado based sushi. California rolls, avocado and cream cheese, and other similar rolls are ideal. Once you pick the order up, take it home and start the heart health sushi lunch. Lay the sushi out in a heart shape on each plate. In the center, use fresh avocado slices to create a fan like or circle sunburst effect. You can add a special berry juice drink or sparkling water with strawberries to add an added Valentine’s Day touch.
I would have to make “fake” sushi for me and hubby. My son and I made some for a party once with rice, avocados, tomatoes and lettuce wraps.
Heart Shaped Mock Chicken Salad
There is a recipe for mock chicken salad can be made easily with chickpeas. This may sound boring, but you can dress it up and take this healthy lunch idea to the next level for Valentine’s Day. Use chickpeas, vegan mayonnaise, and spices to create the mock chicken salad. You can serve this over lettuce cups or on a sandwich. Create a heart shape with the lettuce leaves or with the bread you use for the sandwich. You can add fruit on the side that is also in a heart shape. This is a great quick option if you can’t meet for Valentine’s Day lunch, but you can drop lunch off for your significant other. Of course, if you aren’t a vegan, go crazy with real chicken and serve it on a heart-shaped bun!
Pink Cauliflower Soup
In some areas of the world like New England, Valentine’s Day falls during the winter months. This means that soup is on the menu for lunch. If you want to go with a soup option, or mix a soup with the mock chicken salad recipe, then pink cauliflower soup may be ideal. The key to this soup is using purple cauliflower. Just blend the cauliflower and add a hint of cream to the mix until smooth. Heat and serve. It is quick, easy, and has the perfect pink for the special day.
These are only a few of the ideas you can use. There are other options as well. You can even take these ideas and create your own special lunch idea that is tweaked for you and your significant other. Remember, the little things matter as well. Add a special note, drink, or create a special romantic environment that shows you care. Heart-shaped fruit is always a big hit. I know that love notes always make me smile!
What special things are you planning on doing for your Sweetheart for a Valentine’s Day Lunch?