54 sexy and clean aphrodisiac dinner recipes from around the web for getting your groove on. All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten-free, and most are paleo, keto, or low-carb. Plus, have you had a looksy? They’re sultry AF.
Valentine’s Day is coming up…you ready for this?
Do you partake?
Can we speak about sexy things?
If it were up to me, we’d talk about sex and poo more. Intimacy (not just sex…but the connecty stuff) is an essential vitamin, and we all have varying needs in volume. If you’re deficient in it, your mind and body suffer.
Let’s face it: at a certain point in a relationship, the prioritization for intimacy decreases, which can lead to deficiencies for one or both partners.
From my standpoint, connection (this includes friendship), intimacy, and sex are pivotal in a healthy lasting relationship. For this reason, I thought I would do us all a solid and round up some sultry, sexy aphrodisiac dinner recipes to fire up you and your partner’s mojo on Valentine’s Day.
Even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, these sexy aphrodisiac dinner recipes are marvelous for any date night. You don’t need to use a holiday as an excuse to have a lovely evening in with your special someone.
So what are some aphrodisiac foods? I’m SO GLAD you asked!
Some of the most common aphrodisiac foods, which are known to increase blood circulation and get the love/sex neurons in your brain and loins firing are:
Fish & seafood (particularly oysters), avocado, chili peppers, olive oil, asparagus, chocolate, figs, berries, arugula, bananas, honey, pine nuts, artichokes, maca, garlic, cinnamon, pomegranate, cherries, pumpkin seeds, beets, almonds, ginger, coconut water, vanilla, and more!!
In general, you’re aiming for a meal that feels nourishing, complete, and satisfying without causing inflammation.
In essence, stick with clean and healthful versus carb and dairy-laiden…and avoid fried food like the plague. Your goal is to get your freak on prior to falling into a sweet, sweet sex coma…not going into a full-tilt food coma before anything fun happens.
Foods to Avoid:
If possible on date night, avoid foods that are high in omega-6 fats, are heavily processed, contain a high amount of sugar (even natural sugars like honey, pure maple syrup, etc), wheat, dairy, or legumes. This way, you won’t run the risk of experiencing major bloat and/or fatigue before bedtime 😉
54 Aphrodisiac Dinner Recipes:
All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten-free, and the majority of them are paleo. There are also tons of keto (low-carb) options! We’re aiming for a romantic, sexy meal that is also clean and nutritious.
I have broken out the recipes by type of animal protein. I hope you enjoy!
Instant Pot Short Ribs from The Roasted Root
Weeknight Instant Pot Beef Ragu from Snixy Kitchen
Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja from The Roasted Root
Slow Cooker Chipotle Shredded Beef from Perry’s Plate
Tenderloin Steak with Mushroom Butter from All Day I Dream about Food
Pomegranate Flank Steak from Running to the Kitchen
Red Curry Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash from The Roasted Root
Easy Steak Bites from All Day I Dream About Food
Paleo Hungarian Goulash from Perry’s Plate
Instant Pot Pot Roast with Balsamic Gravy from The Roasted Root
Scampi Steak and Scallops from Savoring Today
Instant Pot Beef Stew from The Roasted Root
Immunity Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup from The Roasted Root
Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Tenders from A Cedar Spoon
Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken from Cotter Crunch
Instant Pot Sausage and Cabbage Stew from The Roasted Root
Keto Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Tasty Yummies
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Whole Chicken from A Cedar Spoon
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo from Kitchen Confidante
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo from The Speckled Palate
Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken and Root Vegetables from The Roasted Root
Chicken Egg Roll Bowl from Simply Scratch
Paleo Turkey Meatballs with Basil Black Walnut Pesto from Food Faith Fitness
Fish & Seafood:
Almond Crusted Salmon from The Roasted Root
Shrimp in Romesco Sauce from The View from Great Island
Classic Nicoise Salad from Billy Parisi
Salmon Salad from Eating Bird Food
Coconut Curry Mussels with Zucchini Noodles from Eating Bird Food
Blackened Salmon from Noshtastic
Orange Butter Lemon Salmon from The Roasted Root
Pan-Seared Salmon with Avocado Gremolata from Cotter Crunch
Salmon and Lentil Salad from Billy Parisi
Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper from The Roasted Root
Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon from Running to the Kitchen
Salmon with Parsley Sauce from Dessert for Two
Smoked Walnut Crusted Salmon from We’re Parents
Seafood and Chorizo Paella from Little Ferraro Kitchen
Sweet Chili Sriracha Salmon from Peas and Crayons
Pan Roasted Swordfish with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers from Jersey Girl Cooks
Salmon Milano with Pesto Butter from Wholesome Yum
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Garlic Sauce from The Lemon Bowl
Salmon Bowls with Pesto Spaghetti Squash from The Roasted Root
Zucchini Noodles with Coconut Curry Salmon from Food Faith Fitness
Easy Spanish Paella from Masala Herb
Lemon Butter Crab Stuffed Salmon from Wholesome Yum
Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables from The Roasted Root
Saffron Risotto from Bellalimento
Golden Beet Orange Pomegranate Salad from Flavor the Moments
Avocado and Herb Salad from The View from Great Island
Roasted Beet and Garlic Hummus from The Roasted Root
Stuffed Grilled Avocados with Shrimp and Mango Salsa from The Roasted Root
Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Avocado and Kale from The Roasted Root
Moroccan Carrot Soup from Snixy Kitchen
Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette from The Roasted Root