It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day! Want to start planning a dinner for two but can’t think of anything that’s low carb? Don’t worry! Try these romantic dinner ideas, and you will be more than prepared for Friday:
1. Pasta: Going to a nice Italian restaurant is a tried and true way to enjoy a romantic dinner, but between the pasta and the bread, Italian restaurants don’t exactly make it easy to have a low carb meal. Making pasta at home will allow you to control what goes into the dish, and you will know exactly how many carbs you are eating. This recipe for penne alla bolognese will give you a taste of Italy without increasing your waistline. Atkins garlic toast crisps pair perfectly with this pasta dish.
Chicken: The French are also known for romance, so a French-inspired meal will definitely work for Valentine’s Day! Chicken cordon bleu and grilled leeks with lemon vinaigrette will impress your partner while still being healthy. Another French classic, coq au vin could be just what you’re looking for in a romantic meal.
Mixed Drinks: Even the name of this drink captures the Valentine’s Day spirit: Lovers’ Flutes. Vodka, sugar substitute, Campari, orange peel, and champagne comprise this tasty concoction. You will get the sweetness that you are looking for in this adult beverage without the actual carbs. Those in phases 2, 3, and 4 can all enjoy Lovers’ Flutes.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: What better way to finish off a romantic dinner for two than with chocolate-covered strawberries? In fact, there is an answer to that! Low carb berries with chocolate ganache combines strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries with creamy chocolate ganache. You won’t be missing out on anything with this delicious dessert!
Now you should be all ready for your lovely dinner for two on Friday! If you want even more romantic dinner ideas, take a look at other mouth-watering options in our recipe database. To put the finishing touches on your dinner, consider lighting candles to set the mood or lay out a red or pink-hued tablecloth. You will feel like you’re in a nice restaurant, without ever leaving the house! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about avoiding temptations; you can give into these low carb delicacies without the guilt.