Guest Post, Foodie and the Family: Valentine’s Day Round-Up

Wednesdays used to be our Guest Blogger Series day; but, there’s just so many new and wonderful Paleo and real-food bloggers out there that we’ve expanded our series. We hope you enjoy the new view points and unique content; if so, we encourage you to show these guest bloggers your support by visiting their blog and social media links at the end of this post!

Today we have an awesome round-up of amazing looking ideas for the loves of your lives on Valentine’s Day from Tara of The Foodie And The Family. I love her idea of the day being about filling the home with delicious foods that also nourish the ones you love. She also guest posted another great idea for us last year, on meal planning withing a budget for a large family. I suggest you check it out and then go follow Tara from the links at the bottom of this post so you don’t miss any of her great ideas!


I’m Tara and I’m about to spend my 18th Valentine’s Day with my amazing husband! The pre-paleo tradition was that my husband would leave a bag full of chocolate and a gushy card waiting for me when I woke up. The post-paleo tradition is to feast on delicious, homemade food…starting with breakfast! I cannot wait to spoil the people I love with a day full of delicious food!

Strawberries & Cream No-oatmeal, Coconut Crepes, Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Supper is my favourite holiday meal to plan because I can go all out! Delicious, flavour-filled dishes that have been prepared with love!

Maple Balsamic Salmon, Zucchini Fettuccine with No-fredo Sauce, Orange Ginger Chicken Drumsticks

Let’s face it…Valentine’s Day is all about the sweet stuff. For us, it’s gotta be chocolate!

Dark Chocolate Cookie Cups with Strawberry Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Mini Grain-Free Turtle Pies

Paleo Parents are truly the masters of tasty treats! Some of these bite sized goodies are sure to please your Valentine!

White Chocolate Strawberry Cake Balls, Coconut Pecan Date Rolls, Mexican Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Candies

Here are some of my top picks for Paleo Valentine’s Day food!

Love-Filled Breakfasts:

Brownie Batter Pancake Skewers from PaleOMG

Macadamia Waffles with Fruit Syrup from Against All Grain

Paleo Eggs in Proscuitto-filled Portobello Mushroom Caps from Paleo Spirit

Paleo French Toast from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs from Jan’s Sushi Bar

5 Ingredient Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash from PaleOMG

Shirred Eggs with Sausage and Spinach from The Domestic Man

Raw Cacao Roasted Hazelnut Butter Stuffed Crepes from Slim Palate

Lemon and Raspberry Pancakes with Coconut Cream from The Urban Poser

Sweetheart Lunches:

Shrimp Bisque from DJ Foodie

Strawberry Spinach Salad from Ancestral Chef

Crab Cocktail from DJ Foodie

Shrimp Salad with Mango and Crunchy Vegetables from Tummy Rumblr

Beet and Parsnip Soup with Cashew Cream from Tasty Eats at Home

LoveZas from Cavegirl Cuisine

Romantic Main Dishes:

Lamb Burgers with Greek Salsa from Caveman Connoisseur

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Salmon from The Paleo Mom

Crispy Duck Breast with Chipotle Orange Sauce from Paleo Spirit

Bo Kho (Spicy Vietnamese Beef Stew) from Nom Nom Paleo

Steamed Mussels from Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers

Carne Con Chili Colorado from Our Life In Food

Valen-tacular Desserts:

Raspberry Marshmallows from Fresh4Five

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake from The Paleo Mom

Shortbread Linzer Cookies from Real Sustenance

Raw Chocolate Cheesecake from Detoxinista

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse from Balanced Bites

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups from Balanced Bites

Strawberry Shortcake from The Urban Poser

Triple Chocolate Truffles from PaleOMG

Macaroons with Strawberry Coconut Glaze from Paleo Project

Lemon Meringue Tarts from Strands of My Life

Chocolate Truffles with Strawberry Cream from The Fit Cookie

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Surprise from Primally Inspired

Strawberry Meringues from Cavegirl Cuisine

Brownie Bites from Slim Palate

Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Pie from Living Healthy With Chocolate

Strawberry Ice Cream Chocolate Roll from Primally Inspired

Strawberry Chocolate Fudge Torte from TGIPaleo

Sweet Potato Ginger Brownies from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

With all of these amazing ideas, what are you planning on treating the one(s) you love with?


Tara is a stay at home mom to 5 kids (ages 2-11) and is the blogger behind The Foodie And The Family. She is currently working towards earning her certification as a registered holistic nutritionist and plans to help families bring a healthier lifestyle into their homes. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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