Cook your own dinner this Valentine’s Day using these Valentine’s Day dinner recipes as your inspiration. While most people would prefer to dine out for a romantic dinner date with their loved ones, this may not work well if you’re watching your carbs.
Cooking your meal means you will know exactly what goes into the food you are eating, which is important if you’re dieting. And if your partner loves to cook as well, then cooking together is the sweetest way to show your love for each other on this special day.
From appetizers, mains to sides and desserts, here are some of the tastiest and healthiest Valentine’s Day Dinner recipes to prepare for your romantic dinner date.
For more tasty recipes check out my previous round up of low carb & keto Valentine’s Day Recipes. And to finish off your meal check out these 12 Impressive Low Carb Desserts for Valentine’s Day.
Low Carb & Keto Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes
1. Keto Shrimp California Sushi Roll
If you and your partner love sushi, these Keto Shrimp California Sushi Rolls from Joanie, a foodie and recipe creator, at Tasty Low Carb would be a great appetizer to jumpstart your dinner meal.
They are so delicious and don’t come with the extra carbs that you’re going to get when eating at a sushi restaurant.
Related reading: Best Carbs to Eat for Weight Loss
These rolls look very attractive and are guaranteed to stand out in any dinner table. So if you’re looking to impress your dinner guest, this would be the perfect appetizer to prepare.
If you love shrimps you might want to try this low carb Shrimp Cakes Recipe.
2. Low Carb Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado
Another low carb appetizer that’s guaranteed to become a crowd-pleaser is this Low Carb Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado.
Avocados are among the most popular foods for keto, and this does not come as a surprise. They are loaded with heart-healthy fats and have very low net carbs.
Created by Jess of Paleo Grubs, this delicious appetizer is ideal for both the Paleo and Keto Diets. It can provide all of your nutritional needs, such as protein, good fats, and several other essential nutrients.
3. Keto Garlic Beef Tenderloin
What better way to impress that special someone than with a juicy Keto Garlic Beef Tenderloin Steak? Made by Trina Krug, this nice tenderloin steak cooks in 20 mins and can be prepared in only 30 minutes.
Serve it with cauliflower rice or the garlic parmesan roasted cauliflower below and a side of steamed broccoli or a low carb salad.
Related reading: 14 Keto Salad Recipes
With only 2 grams of carbs and 42 grams of fats, this is one of those Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes that can help you stay committed to your keto diet!
4. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower from Olivia of Primavera Kitchen would be the perfect side dish to serve with your low carb steak.
Cauliflower is among the best low carb veggies to eat in keto. It’s packed with Vitamin C and other essential nutrients.
Seasoned with paprika, parmesan, garlic, and black pepper, this flavorful side dish will perfectly match any low carb mains. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and cooks in 30 minutes!
5. Low Carb Teriyaki Salmon
Impressively delicious but oh-so-simple to cook, this Low Carb Teriyaki Salmon is the perfect way to impress your significant other on your Valentine’s Dinner. Salmon contains lots of heart-healthy fats and adds no carb to your meal.
This savory dish is from Annissa Slusher, a chiropractor and naturopath, at Simply So Healthy, and cooks in only 8 minutes. She uses a low sodium, gluten free soy sauce with a little allulose but you could use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce if you prefer.
Best served with cauliflower rice, this delicious salmon is perfect for special occasions, especially for a Valentine’s Day celebration.
6. Low Carb Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles
Pasta is one of those foods that you need to let go of if you’re going low carb or following keto. But if you do not want to entirely give up on pasta and the delectable sauces that it comes with, this garlic butter shrimp zucchini noodles recipe would be a great alternative.
Made by Chungah of Damn Delicious, this low carb “pasta” dish cooks in less than 30 minutes! So if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes that cook fast and easy, this recipe would be perfect.
A similar recipe you might like to try is this Keto Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
7. Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu
This Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu is an ideal date night meal, plus it’s easy to put together. But if you are too busy to prepare it on Valentine’s Day, you can prepare this dish a day ahead and reheat it for dinner.
Created by Wendy of Kicking Carbs, this Chicken Cordon Bleu is crispy on the outside and oozing with cheesy goodness on the inside. The perfectly creamy sauce has made this chicken dish taste even more delicious. To make it low carb, Wendy used almond flour for the coating instead of the regular flour.
Related reading: 3 Best Low Carb Flour Alternatives
Wendy gives directions for cooking it in an air fryer as well as baking it in the oven.
8. 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fat Bombs
Valentine’s Day is known as the annual celebration of love, which is why heart-shaped desserts are often all the rage on this special day. So make your dinner even more romantic with these heart-shaped chocolate fat bombs from Easy Keto Living.
Made with only two ingredients, these chocolate desserts are the easiest desserts you can prepare for your Valentine’s Dinner. You only need to melt the dark chocolates and mascarpone cheese, and you’ll have delicious desserts in only ten minutes!
You can add some flavoring to the mixture if you like such as vanilla, mint or orange to make them even tastier.
So, if you want to treat your date to some tasty sweets without feeling the guilt, this low-carb dessert is all you need.
9. Low Carb Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
Strawberries and chocolates often go hand in hand on Valentine’s Day. So if you want a dessert that perfectly represents this special occasion, this Low Carb Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream is a great recipe to consider.
Made by Kim, the Low Carb Maven, this moist chocolate cake is made with almond flour and coconut flour, so it’s guaranteed low carb with only 8 grams net carbs a slice. Filled and topped with strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream, prepping this delicious dessert for your Valentine’s Dinner is the best way to declare your love for your significant other!
10. Sugar-free Strawberry Smash Cocktail
If you’re more into cocktails than a bottle of red or white wine, this low carb, sugar-free Strawberry Smash Cocktail from Mira, of Cooking LSL will make your Valentine’s Day dinner more special.
Made with vodka, mint, stevia, and ripe strawberries, this is the perfect low-carb drink to celebrate your love for each other.
It’s so easy to prepare! In fact, it is one of those low-carb Valentine’s Day Dinner recipes that you can prepare on a whim. Simply mix the ingredients in a glass of water with ice and stir.
You can make a big batch in a pitcher and share it with your partner. It’s so delicious and refreshing and a perfect way to cap off your Valentine’s dinner.
For more keto-friendly cocktail recipes see these Keto Friendly Cocktails for the Holidays
I hope this roundup of some tasty low carb and keto Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes has given you some inspiration for your special day.