Hi guys, today I have a blogpost I’m super excited about sharing with you! As you can tell by the title, this includes healthy Valentines Day food, which is hard to come by as Valentines Day is associated with chocolate.
V Day Inspired Beetroot Crisps
The first recipe is beetroot crisps, say what?! These tasted more like sweet potato fries to me as I sliced them freehand which doesn’t get them as thin as they would ideally be. These are packed full of goodness, taste really great and look super cute!
You will need;
– Beetroot (however much you want really, I used 2)
– 1 Tbsp Oil (Vary the amount on how much beetroot you use)
– A good shake of dried herbs
1) Cut the beetroot into thin slices
2) Using a heart shaped cutter or free hand cut out hearts from your beetroot slices.3) Mix the beetroot in a bowl with the oil and herbs until every piece is throughly coated.
4) Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper well spread out
5) Cook for 25-35 minutes in a 155 degrees celsius oven.
6) Once cooked, blot with kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
7) Voila, super easy healthy crisp alternative!
Heart Shaped Pitta Bread Pizzas
Next is probable my favourite recipe of them all! Healthy pizza that actually tastes like normal pizza, yes you heard me right.
You will need;
– 1 wholemeal pitta bread for each person
– 1 Tbsp tomato puree for each pitta
– Mozzarella cheese ( I used 40% less fat to make this even healthier)
– Few slices of pepperoni
1) Cut the pitta breads into hearts using a heart cutter
2) Apply the tomato puree then a couple of thin slices of mozzarella
3) Cut the pepperoni into little hearts then lay on top of the mozzarella
4) Place on a baking tray and grill on 200 degrees celsius until the cheese has melted.
5) Eat these fresh out the oven as they taste so much nicer warm!
Tomato and Cheese Cupid’s Bows
The last recipe is the simplest of them all, require no cooking but looks very effective.
You will need;
– Cherry tomatoes (1 per skewer)
– Cheddar cheese (I recommend using a mild cheese as I used mature cheddar and it crumbled quite a lot)
– Cocktail sticks (1 per tomato)
1) Cut a V out of the top of the tomatoes then trim their sides to make them into a heart shape.
2) Put them onto the middle of the skewers
3) Cut an arrow and bow out of the cheese for each skewer before pushing them gently onto the end.
4) There you have these really quick and simple Cupid’s bows that would make a very cute lunchbox addition!
Hope you enjoyed these recipes as much as I enjoyed creating and making them! I wanted to do something different to the traditional sweet Valentine’s Day recipes that are out there. All three of these recipes were delicious so I would highly recommend trying them out, I’m sure your loved ones won’t complain if you rustle these up on V day.
Let me know if you make any of these Valentines Day snacks!
Ruby Red Roses xoxo