Mommy Blog Expert: Romantic Healthy Valentines Recipes Raspberry Cucumber Soup + Butternut Cheesecake

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Romantic Healthy Valentines Recipes Raspberry Cucumber Soup + Butternut Cheesecake


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Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. So what could be more romantic than a delicious heart-healthy and low cal but elegant dinner for two prepared at home? I can't wait to make these appetizer and dessert recipes by Chef Anthony Stuart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa for my husband. These look really good, so you might want to consider making them both for your own sweetie. Add your loved one's choice of a main dish with your favorite sides for an amazing and memorable meal together.

Recipes


Chilled Raspberry & Cucumber Soup
Appetizer

Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries, washed
  • 1 cup seedless cucumber chopped
  • ¼ cup seedless cucumber finely diced for garnish
  • ¼ cup  apple juice concentrate
  • 3 cups water
Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender (except finely diced cucumber) and blend
  • Chill and serve garnish with finely diced cucumber on top
Chef's note: Fresh basil or mint goes nicely with this dish



Crustless Butternut Squash Cheesecake

Dessert

Ingredients
  • 1 Grainfield's corn flakes
  • ¼ cup apple juice concentrate
  • 1 bar cream cheese, fat-free
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 pkg Silken Tofu or ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup roasted butternut squash, pureed
  • ½ cup Splenda
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ cup egg whites
Directions
  • Grind corn flakes in cuisenart until fine, mix with apple juice and layer in bottom of cake tin and bake for 3 minutes to set crust.
  • Mix cream cheese with tofu & cottage cheese in cuisenart until very smooth.  In large bowl mix egg whites, splenda, pureed butternut squash & vanilla with spoon (not whisk).  Add to cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes in a hot water bath.

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