Love in the Kitchen: A Valentine’s Day to Remember for Under $40,

According to Save A Lot

Perfect Pairings for the Ultimate Date Night, Late Night and the Morning After

ST. LOUIS (February 8, 2021)–Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery store chains in the United States, is getting all too revealing in the kitchen with all tips, no tricks on how to make an aphrodisiac-filled Valentine’s Day a night to remember – and for under $40! With more people than ever celebrating at home this year, Save A Lot identified the most popular products to share with your loved one. From whipped cream, chocolate, honey, bananas, apples, berries to salmon, garlic and avocado, each of these love-fueled foods are poised and ready to break some hearts – not the bank – this Valentine’s Day with a little help from Save A Lot. Just pick an app, main course, dessert, drink and breakfast dish for one romantic and inexpensive night!

Aphrodisiac foods have chemical properties that increase their crave-ability. While foods like chocolate, whipped cream and berries are inherently and intuitively romantic, scientifically, there are other less obvious foods like garlic, salmon and avocado that are just as effective in creating in a romantic atmosphere.

“Whether you are celebrating with a significant other in person or over video chat, there are a few food essentials everyone needs to make this Valentine’s Day both memorable and inexpensive,” said Holly Faivre, Save A Lot’s Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. “We’re seeing consumers making more of an effort to celebrate at home this year and want to point them in the direction of products that will help set the mood. No matter who you’re celebrating with, there’s no reason why at least one of these items can’t fire up those taste buds on February 14.”

Date Night

Nothing is more romantic than cooking a three-course dinner at home with someone you love. From appetizers to desserts, this is the time to get creative and cook together. With a chef and sous chef, nothing can go wrong in the kitchen; but if it does, at least you are together.

  • Appealing Apps
    • Appetizers set the mood for a great meal. What better way to kick off your evening than to share snackable, bite-sized and delicious starters?
      • Garlic Bread
      • Homemade Guacamole
      • Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Sexy Salmon Suppers
    • Valentine’s Day is not the only important holiday in February, it’s also Heart Health month. Salmon is the perfect food that compliments both. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which is important for heart health and is also indulgent enough to be a special meal.
      • Honey Teriyaki Salmon
      • Salmon Cakes
  • Desirable Desserts
    • Enjoy a sweet finish to your meal with a decadent dessert that includes some craveable ingredients that are perfect for sharing, like berries, chocolate, bananas and whipped cream.
      • Grilled Pound Cake with Blueberry Compote
      • PB&J Parfaits
      • Homemade Chocolate Cake
      • Banana Pudding

Late Night

Setting the mood (whatever that mood may be) with a festive cocktail is a fun way to indulge without leaving your house or breaking the bank. If you don’t drink, mocktails work just as well (and are much cheaper!). Celebrate the special occasion by coming together for a mixology date night.

  • Sinful Sippers
    • Forget the boxed chocolates! Why not pamper your loved one with an indulgent and warm chocolate beverage, perfect for snuggling together on the couch?
      • Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa*
  • Berry Bewitching Beverages
    • Berries give drinks a Valentine’s Day color palette, and come to life with a little something sparkly.
      • Triple Berry Lemonade*
      • Pink Spritz*

*add alcohol if desired

Morning After

If you share a roof with your Valentine, why not extend the holiday into a morning meal? Pamper your partner with one of these delicious dishes for an unforgettable breakfast in bed.

  • Passion Pancakes
    • Top pancakes or waffles with leftover whipped cream, chocolate, bananas, berries or walnuts to make a decadent morning after treat.
      • Strawberry Heart Pancakes
      • Banana Pancakes
  • Tasty Toasts
    • Toast may sound boring and unflavorful, but it’s a fast and easy option when topped with a few simple ingredients—like honey, berries, or avocado—and reigns supreme amongst other breakfast meals.
      • Blueberry Honey Toast
      • Avocado Egg Toast
  • Seductive Smoothies
    • Start your morning off right with feel-good fruits and other ingredients to help set a great mood for the day ahead.
      • Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
      • Green Island Smoothie
      • Cocoa Berry Smoothie

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