02/05/2013 11:11 am ET Updated Apr 07, 2013

7 Hot And Healthy Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes

Many Valentine's Day traditions include the steakhouse-at-home approach, followed by a rich cake, and a box of chocolates before bed. These meals are delicious, and perhaps feel special. But having lived through many of them, I can tell you that there's nothing romantic about going to sleep with a tummy-ache.

This Valentine's Day, I've put together some dishes that will delight the palate and the waistline. Let's be honest, the real dessert course comes long after the table has been cleared, and you don't want to feel too full for that. Wink wink.

Read on for 7 recipes that will make your meal romantic, while still leaving you feeling hot and healthy for the night ahead.