ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a reason our moms told us the quickest way to a manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s heart is through his stomach: itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s true.
But the tactic of baking and cooking your way to love usually gets you to a larger dress size, too. So IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve rounded up my favorite healthy date-night recipes. Bon appÃƒÂ©tit!
Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit Dip a strawberry in dark chocolate and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll score plenty of health benefits. Dip your finger in it, and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll score another notch on your bedpost.
Two-Minute Shrimp Scampi If like me, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re an assembler, not a cooker of foods, this simple entrÃƒÂ©e is sure to lessen your stress level. Plus, with 91 calories, 14.1 grams of protein, and only 1.4 g of carbs, it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make you bloat. Hello, skinny dress!
Seared Sirloin with Shrooms From the guys at MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Health, serving up this hearty dish will impress any red-blooded male. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to look too prissy, do you? (DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell him it has fewer than 400 cals!)
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Everything is better with bacon. Serve by themselves for a sexy-time appetizer, or over brown rice, Shitake mushrooms, and asparagus for a meal that will keep you full until morning.
Alfredo, I Know It Was You Who hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t had alfredo on a date? But with whole-wheat spaghetti and part-skim ricotta cheese, you can forget carbo-loading and fuel up with 44.3g of protein!
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