This year, show your honey how much you love him/her by serving these heart-smart recipes at acandlelight dinner for two.

Low-Fat Lasagna


1/2 lb lean ground beef

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp pepper

1 Tbsp flour


1 Tbsp mL olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

18 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1 tsp oregano

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup yoghurt

1 cup cottage cheese

1 Tbsp grated mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cook the pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes and drain. Heat the oil in a frypan and frythe meat until brown. Drain any excess fat from the pan. Add the onions and cook until soft.Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, cayenne, lemon juice and pepper and stir for 5 minutes.

Layer the lasagna strips and meat mixture in an overproof dish. Blend the yoghurt and flourand pour over the top. Spread the cottage cheese over all and sprinkle with breadcrumbs andgrated mozzarella. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Follow these three steps and spend Valentine’s Day with this delicious hunk. And don’t worryabout love handles – if you use Philadelphia cream cheese, you’re getting 60% less fat than butteror margarine.

1.Mix two bricks of softened cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, then add 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted.

2.Pour mixture into graham crumb crust, (recipe below)

3.Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until centre is almost set. Refrigerate for at least three hours. Garnish to your heart’s desire.

Graham Crumb Crust

1 1/2 cups graham wafer crumbs

1 Tbsp. sugar

1 egg white

In a small bowl, mix together the graham crumbs and sugar. Add egg white. Stir until well blended.Press crumb mixture firmly over bottom and part way up sides of 9 inch pie pan. Bake justuntil edges feel firm and dry, about 8 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Set aside to cool.Then enjoy.