Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with the ones you love. If you brave the crowds, you’re always in for a long wait at a restaurant on Valentine’s Day evening. When it falls in the middle of the week, hours of cooking may not be on your agenda. If you find yourself in this position, we’ve got a solution.
Try cooking your own quick and easy, yet elegant, meal at home. You’ll be surprised how a simple entrée of roasted chicken breast can be transformed into an impressive meal with the addition of flavorful sides and a unique dessert - chocolate included!
The Valentine’s Day menu below has just 41 grams of carbohydrate. If you prefer a little more carbohydrate at mealtime, simply add a small whole grain roll or 1/3 cup of brown rice, which adds about 14 grams of carbohydrate. Choose these recipes, and you’ll have a balanced meal without much effort that you can enjoy with your loved ones.
Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette (6 grams of carbohydrate per serving)
Roasted Chicken Breast (3 grams of carbohydrate per serving)
Green Beans with Champagne Vinaigrette (9 grams of carbohydrate per serving)
Grilled Fruit Salad with Chocolate Drizzle (23 grams of carbohydrate per serving)
Looking for a fancier entrée while keeping the sides and dessert simple? Try the meal below, which totals just 36 grams of carbohydrate.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken (10 grams of carbohydrate per serving)
Rustic Red Potatoes and Green Beans (16 grams of carbohydrate)
Salad Greens with Pecans (10 grams of carbohydrate)
Add A Treat: If it works with your meal plan, try our Blueberry Lemon Yogurt parfait with a quick 5 minute prep time and only 19 grams of carb per serving for a total of 55 grams of carbohydrate in your meal.
Looking for a healthy dose of omega 3s for your Valentines meal? After all, it is American Heart Month! Try our quick Honey Soy Glazed Salmon and your choice of the sides and desserts included above.
by American Diabetes Association & American Heart Association
Brought to you by two of the largest health associations in America – the recipes in this cookbook are simple, flavorful, and perfect for people with diabetes who also need to watch out for their cardiovascular health.
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