Gut Healthy Valentine's Day Recipes That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Going out on Valentine’s Day can be a lot of pressure! If you’re thinking of staying in this year, there are still tons of ways you can make Valentine’s Day special without the hustle and bustle of going out to eat. These bloat-free recipes are budget-friendly and gut-friendly, so you can enjoy a romantic evening without any negative digestive side effects. So light some candles and put on a record: this is our most romantic gut healthy Valentine’s Day recipe round-up ever!

Fody’s Shrimp Fra Diavolo

This spicy shrimp dish takes only 5 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook, but don’t be fooled: white whine, red pepper flakes and Fody’s Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce turn it into a flavor-packed extravaganza. And yes, you heard that right: with the correct ingredients, a gut-friendly recipe can still pack a little heat! 

Feeling spicy, but don’t want seafood? Check out this baked Gnocchi Arrabiata with meatballs for another homemade dish with heat!

Fody’s Caprese Chicken Salad

Who says Caprese salad is only for the summertime? Whether you’re eating a multi-course feast or you’re keeping it light, this twist on a classic Caprese feels light but fills you up thanks to a protein twist: chicken marinated in honey, oregano, basil, and Fody’s Marinara Sauce. Save room for dessert and bring some summer freshness into your Valentine’s Day with this 30-minute recipe!

Gut-Friendly Pasta with Lobster

What could be more classic than a pasta dish on Valentine’s Day? This luxurious lobster pasta takes only 30 minutes and packs in a variety of luxurious gut-friendly ingredients like heavy cream, bacon and brandy to create a restaurant- and swoon-worthy gut healthy Valentine’s Day dinner. Want an even more decadent way to serve seafood? Check out this broiled lobster with creamy tomato polenta. Serve with a light side salad to cut through the richness and balance off a perfect evening at home!

Fody’s Steak with Salsa Verde Chimichurri Sauce

If you want to create an especially special evening in and impress your date, this steak is sure to do it! Fody’s Salsa Verde creates a zippy, flavourful twist on a classic. Serve with rice as a filling dinner, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, use this recipe as the base for tacos or a bloat-free salad. As a bonus? Steak is one of the most popular Valentine’s Day dinners out there, so this recipe is a sure hit!

Slow Cooker Pomegranate BBQ Short Ribs

…with goat cheese polenta and roasted carrots. Have we got your attention? The flavor of fresh, zesty pomegranate cuts through the richness of these melt-in-your-mouth ribs and adds an unusual twist to a decadent recipe. Fody’s Garlic- and Shallot-Infused Olive Oils give this recipe its particular zip while keeping it gut-friendly, so you can focus on enjoying a romantic evening without the unpleasant side effects. Just be sure you do your prep ahead of time, since this recipe takes 8 hours to cook to perfection!

Fody’s Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Taco Sauce

Sometimes, Valentine’s Day is a chance to throw tradition out the window and get messy! These light, fresh fish tacos are a fun twist that tells your date you’re an independent thinker with a taste for adventure; they’re also simple to prep and quick to cook, which makes it a perfect meal to make together. The secret to the zip? It’s all in the gut friendly salsa

Low-FODMAP Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash

Whether you need a vegetarian Valentine’s dinner or you need a hearty side dish, this rich quinoa salad is the way to go. Packed with protein from everyone’s favorite superfood, Fody’s Garden Herb salad dressing infuses this recipe with bright, summery flavor that will whisk you both away from February and straight into the summer. As a bonus? It’s as beautiful to look at as it is to eat! 

Check out this article for more gut friendly salad ideas packed with flavor and nutrition!

Savory Pumpkin Tart with Goat Cheese and Spinach

Now this recipe takes a little work to prepare, but it’s sure to impress your date with its rich flavor. Squash is a dense, versatile food, making it the perfect gut-friendly winter food. Prep it together for a fun adventure in the kitchen, or prepare it ahead of time to dazzle your date when you take it out of the oven.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to check out our bloat-free recipes and try something new. But no matter what gut-healthy Valentine’s Dinners you prepare, remember that cooking at home is about more than showing off your skills: it’s about showing that you care. From all of us at Fody, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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