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Low Carb Menus for Valentine’s


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on February 10, 2023.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

February 10, 2023

Low carb Valentine’s Day recipes for everyone.

Your Valentine’s Day can be special and deliciously low carb with these romantic recipes for two.

Low Carb Menus for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re craving mouthwatering filet mignon, a gourmet plant-based meal or sensational seafood, you can take your pick from these options to create your own low carb romantic Valentine’s Day menu, followed up by a fresh and fruity dessert.

Low Carb and Keto Valentine’s Day Appetizer and Starter Recipes

Keto Caprese Salad

This salad pairs well with any main dish but goes especially well with Mediterranean Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.

Field Greens, Pears, Pecans and Gouda Salad

Spicy and savory roasted pecans balance out the sweet pears in this “winter” salad.

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

This vegan and plant-based appetizer gets its protein from tofu, which, when combined with tahini and nutritional yeast, becomes a vegan “cheese” that fills the mushrooms.

Oyster and Crab Bisque

Kick off your seafood feast or any feast with this decadent and rich bisque. It pairs equally well with seafood or steak.

Low Carb and Keto Valentine’s Day Main Dish Recipes

Keto Filet Mignon Stuffed with Shitake Mushrooms

Filet mignon is known as one of the most tender cuts of steak. Add flavorful shitake mushrooms and you have a main course that will melt in your mouth.

Mediterranean Grilled, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are just as hearty and satisfying as any steak. These are marinated in an herby balsamic and olive oil vinaigrette and stuffed with juicy cherry tomatoes, roasted bell pepper and feta cheese. You can also broil the tomatoes and mushrooms instead of grilling them. The perfect plant-based main course for your dinner á deux.

Broiled Lobster with Garlic Oil

You’ll broil fresh lobster for a total of seven minutes, brushing it with a rich mixture of olive oil, butter and garlic.

Keto Dessert for Valentine’s Day

Keto Strawberry Sundae Bites

Juicy strawberries filled with a sweet mascarpone mixture and drizzled with melted chocolate are the grand finale for your Valentine’s Day menu.

Romantic Low Carb Dinner Recipes for Every Level of Atkins

If you’re looking for more inspo, try these romantic menus for two, which are broken down by Net Carbs for each Atkins plan

Low Carb Valentine’s Day Recipes for Two



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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