Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Kelly Thoreson
What’s up, foodies! Valentine’s Day is coming up quick, it is time to get those special love-day posts out, and I’ve got you covered with Valentine’s day blog post ideas designed just for you.
Holiday posts are a great way to stir up traffic and reach new audience members that could become loyal readers.
Don’t miss out on the action, use the 10 Valentine’s Day blog post ideas carefully crafted for food bloggers below to get going!
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10 Valentine’s Day Blog Post Ideas for Food Bloggers
#1: Flirty Whole 30 Valentine’s Day Dinners
Just because you’re on the Whole 30 doesn’t mean you don’t want to get down, dirty and flirty!
I’ve done the Whole 30 twice and sometimes it can be a bit lonely.
At office parties, you end up bringing your own dinner leftovers instead of indulging in the provided pizza, at family get-togethers you pick just the side veggies off your plate, and when you’re out to eat with your significant other you order a salad with no dressing.
Like a damn rabbit…
For this reason, designing a Valentine’s Day Whole 30 menu that will be delicious for both the dieter and their significant other is sure to make the romantic sparks fly. Stick to traditional meals that anyone would love like:
💖Animal Style Whole 30 Burgers
💖Whole 30 Taco Meat with Cauliflower Tortillas
#2: Vegan Valentine’s Menu
Maybe it’s because I live in Portland, Oregon but it sure does seem like there are a lot of vegans around!
As veganism is becoming more mainstream, the demand for vegan recipes is growing year over year. And you know what? Vegans like love too!
Show them some with a round-up post of deliciously sexy vegan Valentine’s Day recipes like:
💖Creamy Vegan Mushroom Risotto
💖Fettuccine with Vegan Alfredo Sauce
#3: Kissin’ Keto Valentine’s Dinner & Desert
Nowadays, you can close your eyes, throw a rock, and hit someone on the Keto diet (but … don’t). Keto is ev-ery-where!
What that means for you as a food blogger is lots of potential traffic waiting to be tapped on Valentine’s Day.
Most of the Keto participants I know have dinner dialed in, but come up short when it comes to desert. Help them out with some Keto Valentine’s Day dinner and desert combos like:
💖Keto Broccoli Salad & Keto Ice Cream
💖Black Pepper Keto Chicken & Keto PB Bars
💖2 Ingredient Keto Pasta & Keto Strawberry Cheesecake
#4: Anything Strawberries & Champagne
You don’t have to be a baker to use strawberries and champagne in recipes (although I do have a champagne cupcake recipe below)!
These ingredients are Valentine’s Day staples and can make a super tasty and romantic dinner. Check out the strawberry and champagne recipes here to get your ideas flowing:
💖Spinach Strawberry Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
#5: Kick Ass V-Day Dinner & Drink Recipes for Under $40
Staying in to save a buck can be sensual with a round up post of low-cost dinner recipes perfectly paired with inexpensive cocktails.
Try to pick out recipes with ingredients that the average Joe/Jane is likely to already have in their pantry, this will help them save even more money and make the recipes that much easier.
Test out these pairings below:
💖Cilantro Lime Chicken with Roast Potatoes and 10-Second Mojitos
💖One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice and Lemon Drop Martinis
💖Turkey and Broccoli Pastry Braid and Cranberry Cape Cod Cocktails
#6: Paleo Passion: Dishes for Valentine’s Day
Paleo is still on the trend and is totally in the running for hit Valentine’s Day recipe posts.
Treat your audience to a four course “Paleo passion” Valentine’s Day meal by offering an appetizer, salad, main course and desert!
Your readers will literally eat it up! (Sorry … I couldn’t help myself …)
💖Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
💖Salad: Rainbow Veggie Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
💖Main Course: Weeknight Paleo Chicken with Honey Mustard
💖Desert: Paleo 5-Ingredient No-Bake Vegan French Silk Pie
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#7: Aphrodisiac Recipes for Valentine’s Day
Nothing says sexy like a steaming pile of oysters, am I right?
The whole, “oysters make you horny” thing has been debunked as a myth but there are still a plethora of aphrodisiacal foods to choose from to build your menu.
Some aphrodisiacal ingredients include saffron, figs, dark chocolate (>75% cocao), and salmon! Try out these recipes:
💖Saffron Pasta with Chicken, Eggplant & Bell Pepper
💖Baked Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze
💖Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
#8: Heart-shaped Everything
It’s okay to be blatant when it comes to love! A round up post of heart-shaped recipes will drive traffic every time because, well … who doesn’t love a heart-shaped lasagna?
On top of the inherent popularity of anything heart-shaped around Valentine’s Day, this post has limitless variations. If you can bake/cook it, it can probably be turned into a heart. Here’s a few examples:
💖Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes
#9: Curiously Carb-Free & Decadent Valentine’s Deserts
Type-1 Diabetic in the hizouse! Yup, I have had Diabetes since I was a kid and I thoroughly appreciate any desert that is both delicious and doesn’t require me to take more insulin.
In 2017 over 100 million Americans (CDC) had diabetes, wah-wah.
Add that 100 million to the growing population of people on trendy low-carb diets, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a market for no carbohydrate Valentine’s Day desert recipes.
Help diabetics and dieters alike enjoy their Valentine’s Day by offering a list of desert recipes that are low/no carb but still decadent, like:
💖“Sex in a Pan” Sugar-Free Low-Carb Gluten-Free Desert (say that three times fast!)
💖Heart-Shaped Mayan Dream Keto Chocolate Truffles
#10: Instant-Pot Valentine’s Recipes That Will Make You Insta-Hot
Ah, the Instant Pot … every busy family’s favorite kitchen appliance!
This list post would be best targeted at busy parents who want to enjoy a nice Valentine’s Day dinner together but sadly, don’t have the time to go out or cook a four-course meal.
That’s where you swoop in with your superhero cape on and offer a carefully curated list of Instant Pot recipes that still somehow manage to be sexy. Try on these for size:
💖Instant Pot Lobster Tails with Butter Sauce
💖Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Holiday posts as a food blogger can be enormously fun to write and also lucrative.
Now that you have the tips and inspiration you need to create a kick ass Valentine’s Day blog post, it’s time to start writing.
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