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Share the Love: Low Carb Recipes for a Galentines’ Celebration  


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on February 8, 2024.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

February 8, 2024

Share the love this Valentine’s Day by honoring all the “gals” in your life with a Galentines’ celebration. These menu suggestions are crafted with love, not carbs, and work just as well for a potluck-style party or sit-down dinner with your closest confidantes.

Galentines’ Recipes Made with Love, Not Carbs

These options allow you to curate a glorious Galentines’ menu. They are full of fresh and light flavors, plus, most importantly, there’s chocolate.

Low Carb Galentines’ Drinks

Lovers’ Flutes

Toast your friendship with this sparkly drink.

White Wine Sangria

Mix up a batch of this light and fruity in a pretty pitcher.

Low Carb Galentines’ Starters

Charcuterie Board

You can start with a board featuring different salami and cheeses, olives, almonds, marinated artichokes and more.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage and Mozzarella

Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd favorite. Grab a toothpick and dig in!

Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces

This shrimp cocktail features a red bell pepper with a horseradish kick and a green sauce with green chili salsa and parsley.

Low Carb Galentines’ Sides

Keto Beet Bliss Salad

The vibrant pink beet dressing elevates this simple butter lettuce and goat cheese salad and is the perfect prelude to a decadent dinner.

<Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Tender spears of asparagus are wrapped with prosciutto and drizzled with a light and lemony dressing.

Low Carb Galetines’ Entrees

Turkey and Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

This dish is best made the day before, to allow the flavors to meld, simplifying your Galentines’ dinner prep.

“Eggplant” Lasagna

Go with this vegetarian lasagna, where slices of eggplant serve as the noodles and hearty portobello mushrooms add a meaty texture.

Low Carb Galentines’ Desserts

Keto Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Bacon makes everything better, and this sweet and salty treat doesn’t disappoint. Spread the love, as these delicious bites are great for sharing.

Indulgent Espresso Chocolate Cake

A slice of this rich, chocolatey espresso cake is sweet, grand finale to a glorious evening celebrating the gals in your life.



Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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