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A Completely Keto Valentine Dinner

A Completely Keto Valentine Dinner

Valentine’s day should be decadent and special. And what’s more romantic than a fancy dinner party for two? For the perfect, romantic 5 course meal that will help you stay on track with your diet, but still let you spoil that special someone, look no further! This is sure to be a rich, hearty meal for a romantic date night, while still keeping things healthy and keto-friendly.


Appetizer

Eggs, browned butter, delicious asparagus… what’s more keto that that? This appetizer looks and feels super extravagant, but it’s made with simple ingredients that you’re probably very familiar with. Not only is a delicious way to start a meal, it’s a great way to not feel intimidated with your big romantic meal!


Keto Browned Butter Asparagus With Creamy Eggs


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Ingredients

  • 1/6 oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ oz grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 12 oz green asparagus
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ oz butter

Instructions

  1. Melt butter over medium heat and add the ggs. Stir until scrambled cook through.
  2. Spoon hot eggs into a blender
  3. Add cheese and sour cream, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add salt and cayenne pepper
  4. Roast the asparagus in the olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add salt and pepper. Set aside
  5. Saute the butter in the frying pan until it is golden brown. Remove from heat and cool.
  6. Add lemon juice
  7. Put the asparagus back into the frying pan and stir together with the butter until it gets hot

Soup

Normally, the soup course should be a little lighter, but this broccoli soup gets some light sweetness from the coconut. We’ve topped it with sunflower seeds here, for contrast, but you can easily use coconut flakes for a sweeter touch. Or both, if you’re feeling adventurous!


Cream of broccoli coconut soup


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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ broccoli cut in florets
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • ⅜ coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • Sunflower seeds to top

Instructions

  1. Place the vegetable stock in a saucepan and simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes until the stock reduces to almost half its volume.
  2. Peel and finely dice the onion and garlic. Add half tablespoon coconut oil to a new saucepan. Sweat the onion for 2 minutes on medium. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Turn off heat.
  3. Chop the broccoli and add to the reduced stock. Stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Put it back on the heat, and add coconut milk, onion and garlic mix, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place soup in a high speed food blender
  6. Add coconut cream, and the rest of the coconut oil. Blitz til smooth. Pour into bowls and top with sunflower seeds

Salad

I love this salad. It’s flavourful, thanks to the peppery arugula, toasted walnuts and specially-made dressing, but it’s not overwhelming with flavors and it can be made quickly and simply. And when you’re making a five course meal for two, you want to have something nice and light along with it.


Low-carb zucchini and walnut salad


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Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 zucchini
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 oz arugula
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • ⅖ cup chopped walnuts

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅖ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ garlic clove
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili powder

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients
  2. Split the zucchini lengthwise and scoop out out the seeds. Cut the zucchini halves crosswise into ½ inch pieces
  3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan (medium heat) til it shimmers. Saute just long enough to turn brown
  4. Place romaine arugula and chives into a bowl, add cooked zucchini
  5. Roast the nuts in the same pan as the zucchini. Season to taste
  6. Spoon nuts on the salad and add dressing.

Main

Making the perfect, romantic steak dinner doesn’t have to be a chore. These delicious minute steaks are given a touch of sophistication with the gruyere cheese and the leeks and mushrooms. Make it extra romantic by getting the donness just right for the one you love!

Minute steaks with gruyere cheese


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Ingredients

  • 4 minute steaks
  • 1 ½ gruyere cheese, cut into rods
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 leek
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ½ oz herb butter - homemade or store bought
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut leeks into nice wide slices. Cut mushrooms into wedges
  2. Fry mushrooms and leeks in olive oil. Remove from heat and place in a covered bowl to keep warm.
  3. Salt and pepper the minute steaks
  4. Place a cheese Rod on each steak. Roll up, and close with a toothpick
  5. Saute the steak on medium heat for about 15 minutes until you get the donness you want
  6. Pour juices over the leaks and mushrooms. Remove toothpicks and serve

Keto Chocolate Souffle

The best part of any valentines day dinner is the dessert, right? And Valentine’s day is perfect for chocolate. These little souffle’s are delicious, decadent, and just the right kind of luxury to cap off the perfect Valentine’s day meal!


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter for buttering dish
  • ⅓ cup sweetener
  • 5 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 large egg yolks and 6 large egg whites
  • Coconut whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Butter souffle dish
  3. Melt the chocolate in a metal or glass bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir constantly until melted
  4. Remove bowl from heat and whisk in room temperature egg yolks with a fork
  5. Whisk whites with a pinch of salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Start at high speed and gradually add the ⅓ cup sweetener. Keep whisking until the whites just hold stiff peaks.
  6. Stir egg whites slowly into chocolate mixture, then fold gentle and thoroughly with a silicone spatula.
  7. Pour into a souffle dish. Tip: pruning the end of your thumb around the inside edges of a souffle will help it rise evenly. Bake 20 minutes, in relative quiet. Don’t open the oven door!
  8. Serve immediately with coconut whipped cream.

Valentine’s day is all about showing off for the one you love. And what better way to do that than making a delicious and romantic five course meal? If you’re a bit intimidated by taking on such a big meal yourself, these recipes are delicious, romantic, and surprisingly simple. Best of all, they’re keto friendly, so you can stay healthy, even as you both enjoy a fantastic Valentine’s day spread!

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