Four Sweet Valentine's Day Recipes

We love celebrating Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day and just treating ourselves every once in a while. If you are looking for a way to show someone you love them, or want to celebrate the concept of love, these four recipes are for you!

While we like to celebrate, we don't like what the chocolates from heart-shaped boxes can do. Instead, sharing homemade treats is a great way to show you care and help keep your blood sugar steady!

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies


These pinwheel cookies are the perfect color for your Valentine! Unlike making a rolled cake, you don't have to worry about cream or jam spilling out. The trick is to make sure your dough doesn't have air pockets and is cold. There is butter in the dough, so you want to keep it as cold as possible as your roll it and rechill it before slicing! While the recipe calls for flavoring the pink layer peppermint, you can make it fruity, or nut flavored instead. It all depends on the extract you want! A serving has 99 calories, two grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.

Low-carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts


If nothing will hit the spot but creamy chocolates, this is the recipe for you! It uses freeze-dried strawberries. The freeze-dried fruit gives these bonbons a lot of flavor and color without adding moisture and upsetting the texture. They are so easy to make, with just a few ingredients, a little effort and a couple of hours in the fridge to set, you'll have a beautiful gift to give someone! The recipe calls for a candy mold. They can be bought online or in a craft store. While the instructions don't say anything, put it on a tray before filling it if you use a soft mold. Trying to pick up a filled soft mold is a disaster waiting to happen — you are bound to spill some! Put it on a tray so you can easily move it to your fridge. Once they're ready, put them in a heart box like ordinary higher-carb chocolates! A serving has 96 calories and 2.2 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.

Keto Red Velvet Heart-shaped Cake


This cake looks lovely and tastes delicious. The trick to this cute cake is getting the proportions right. You use a square and round tin to bake your batter. They need to have the same proportions. If you use an eight-inch square cake tin for half the batter, use an eight-inch round tin for the round. By simply cutting the round cake in half and placing it on two edges of the square cake, you have a heart! A yummy, creamy mascarpone frosting covers any imperfections in the red velvet cake's joints. Your sweetheart will be blown away! A serving has 255 calories, seven grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake for Two


We love this cake for multiple reasons. Chocolate and strawberry is a classic combination for Valentine's day. This cake is the perfect size for two people to share then there are no leftovers to tempt you later. And, there is no baking involved. It's such an easy recipe and great for when you don't want to turn your oven on or when you are using your oven for a meal! As Valentine's Day is a Monday, this is a perfect, simple dessert to celebrate. A serving has 323 calories, 8.3 grams of carbs and 3.3 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

We hope these help you celebrate love in a way that fits your low-carb lifestyle. Happy Valentine's Day!

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