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Valentines Day Menu

There are two weeks till Valentines Day and we’re here to help you out so you don’t have to plan the menu yourselves! Here we have instructions for a three course Valentine's Day meal for you and your loved one(s) that won’t break the bank, hinder your 2021 Challenge gains, or take all day to prepare. We here to help you keep it simple but still wow those you’re cooking for or together. Enjoy that special day!


First Course :


Charcuterie Board - Typically these are filled with high salt items so we’re giving you a “healthier version”



  1. Grab a board

  2. Assemble ingredients below (pinterest for ideas)

  3. Ingredients

  • Lean meats (turkey breast, prosciutto, salami)

  • Light cheeses (goat, white cheddar, Muenster)

  • Baby dill pickles

  • Olives

  • Pickled onions

  • Jam

  • Hummus or mustards depending on your preference

  • Nuts (almonds, cashews)

  • Opt for fresh fruit instead of dried fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

  • Fresh veggies (cherry tomatoes, slices persian cucumbers, carrots, snap peas)

  • Crackers or fresh sourdough bread

4. Enjoy!



Second Course “The main” (2 options) :


  1. Spiced lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine



Ingredients:

  • lamb cutlets 12, French trimmed

  • Greek yoghurt or mint to serve

  • coriander leaves to decorate

  • ground coriander 1 tbsp

  • cumin seeds 1 tbsp

  • garam masala 1 tbsp

  • cardamom pods 3

  • mint 1/2 small bunch

  • parsley 1/4 small bunch

  • coriander 1/2 small bunch

  • jalapeños or green chillies 2, roughly chopped

  • lemon zest of 1/2

  • ginger 2cm piece

  • olive oi l to bind

  • aubergines 2

  • cumin seeds a pinch

  • thyme leaves a pinch

  • garlic 2 cloves

  • tahini 1 tbsp paste


2. Prawn orecchiette with roasted-shell olive oil



Ingredients:

  • whole shell-on large raw prawns 12

  • olive oil 6 tbsp

  • orecchiette 150g

  • garlic 2 cloves, finely sliced

  • dried chilli flakes a good pinch

  • flat-leaf parsley a handful, chopped



And finally…


Desert :


Brownie Batter Bars



Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond butter or allergy-friendly sub

  • 1 cup applesauce or yogurt, such as coconut milk/cashew yogurt

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice

  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup flour, such as oat, white, spelt, sorghum, or almond

  • 1 cup sugar or keto sub

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tbsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips




Happy cooking Body One team!




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