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Romantic Fat-Burning Recipes

Valentine’s Day. You love it or hate it – either way, you have to eat. Making these low carb Valentine’s Day recipes feels like you’re cheating on your diet. But several actually help burn more fat.

  • Special Valentine’s Day Soul Bread recipes
  • Low carb Valentine’s Day meal ideas: breakfast, dinner, dessert


These printable Valentine’s Day recipes are very low carb. Each serving has 2 net carbs or less, leaving more wiggle room in your daily carb count for something special.

The cupcakes? They’re Induction friendly.


heart soul bread cupcake

Ignite a healthy romance with bread. Cleverly twist your bacon. Enhance your fat loss with keto bark. This year, eating low carb on Valentine’s Day is sheer heaven.


Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes

Wake up to a delicious Valentine’s Day filled with (low carb) toast, eggs, bacon, pancakes and muffins that are anything but ordinary.



Egg, Heart and Soul Bread

Start your day with a neatly nested egg inside a golden slice of low carb Soul Bread. Save the heart-shaped piece and serve on the side with sugar-free jam or smashed fruit.

  • Grab a fresh slice of Soul Bread and toast it lightly (just until firm).
  • Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut a heart shape into the center of the slice.
  • Place the Soul Bread into a hot skillet. Crack an egg into the heart-shaped space.


Soul Bread Ingredients

Soul Bread is safe for Induction and uniquely low carb – requiring protein powder and xanthan gum. Here are some helpful Amazon links to the special ingredients.


Nature’s Best ISOPURE Whey Protein

Not all protein powders are equal. Nature’s Best produces a clean bread taste and a golden, fluffy loaf.

Nature’s Best ISOPURE whey proteinRomantic Fat-Burning Recipes is zero carb, 100% whey protein isolate, and stripped of fat, carbs, fillers, sugars and lactose.



Kiva All Natural Xanthan Gum

Kiva’s xanthan gumRomantic Fat-Burning Recipes thickens soups and sauces naturally. Xanthan gum adds volume, elasticity and structure to bread/baked goods. Non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.



Egg, Heart and Soul Bread Recipe

Low Carb Soul Bread is Induction friendly, made with all natural ingredients, flour-free and gluten-free.

.9 net carbs per slice for 16 slices.





Lace Heart Keto Pancakes

Classic low carb pancake with perfect keto macros gets a makeover. Giving this pancake a polished look is surprisingly simple.


keto lace heart pancake batter bag

Pour the pancake batter into a plastic bag. Seal or twist closed. Snip one corner off the bag and pipe the batter into the skillet.

A plastic ketchup, mustard or honey bottle works well, and is easy to squirt into the skillet.



Start with a basic heart shape. Add a border. Fill the inside of the design with squiggles and lines.

More spaces in the design makes a more delicate pancake. This part is a little messy – just eat the stray pancake dots.



For chocolate low carb pancakes, add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Change it up with a few ounces of low carb fruit like raspberries, blackberries or blueberries.


Lace Heart Keto Pancake Recipe

Induction friendly, all natural ingredients, flour-free and gluten-free.

1 to 2 net carbs in total recipe (cocoa adds 1 carb). Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.





Bacon Love

Rekindle your love of bacon. Mini heart-shaped bacon treats are easy to make: slice, brush and fold.


  • bacon slices
  • seasoning or sugar-free maple syrup


Cut the bacon slice in half. Fold over two halves, creating a heart shape.

Brush the bacon hearts with sugar-free maple syrup or a seasoning mix.

Line the bottom of a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper to catch the drippings.

Place the hearts on a cooling rack on top of the foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes, or as desired.


heart shapes bacon treats

Note – These bacon love hearts have a mind of their own. Some turn out perfect, but others curl up a bit while cooking – just like relationships.




Raspberry Soul Bread Muffins

A small amount of raspberry adds just the right flavor – no sugar-free jam necessary. Slather with cream cheese or grass-fed butter, or both.


Raspberry Soul Bread Muffin Recipe

Made with all natural ingredients, flour-free and gluten-free. Eat after the Atkins Induction phase – this has fruit.

1.5 net carbs per serving for 8 servings.

Raspberry Soul Bread Muffins Recipe



Low Carb Valentine’s Meal Ideas

Food hearts are a fun way to say “I Love You” using cheese and meat. The best part is they are super easy to make.


Parmesan-Heart-Bowl-Salad  Heart-Shaped-Pork-Chops

Parmesan Heart Bowl Salad

Saveur Test Kitchen demonstrates how to make parmesan cups in minutes, using only grated parmesan cheese, a hot pan and a drinking glass. (video tutorial)


Heart Shaped Pork Chops

Shake up the shape of your chops. Cut the chops into a heart shape before cooking.


hamburger-hearts  FatHead-Crust-Valentine's-Day-Pizza

Hamburger Hearts

Blend one pound of organic, grass-fed beef with one egg, garlic, minced sweet onion, diced red pepper, sliced mushrooms and pepper.

Smaller-size hamburger hearts are easily wrapped with bacon.


Fat Head Valentine’s Day Pizza

Go completely casual (but thoughtful) on Valentine’s Day without planning a big meal. Make a low carb Fat Head pizza with heart-shaped pepperoni, onions or bell peppers.

TIP: Cut the pizza toppings with kitchen scissors.



Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

The sweetest part of Valentine’s Day is dessert. Special low carb Soul Bread recipes make it possible to enjoy old favorites again.


soul bread red velvet cupcakes

Soul Bread Red Velvet Cake

Moist red velvet cupcakes made from the Original Soul Bread recipe. These Valentine’s Day cakes are ON your diet.


low carb heart cupcake prep  red-velvet-soul-bread-cupcakes

Pour the cupcake batter into muffin tins with liners. Placing a marble between the liner and tin creates the heart shape.


Shaping Your Soul Cakes

Silicone molds are the easiest way to achieve a perfectly shaped cake. These inexpensive molds also work great for the Raspberry Soul Bread Muffins above.


Freshware Silicone Heart Mold

Freshware silicone heart baking molds are free of chemical coatings and have passed the Pinch Test.

heart silicone heart mold


Freshware Heart Silicone Cupcake Liners

Freshware heart cupcake liners are reusable up to 3,000 times. Safe for microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher.

heart silicone cupcake liners


Frosting Your Soul Cakes

Once cool, dip the Soul Bread Red Velvet cupcakes in chocolate ganache or a cover with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients and instructions for both are included on the recipe card.


Organic Cacao Powder

Cacao powder offers a sugar-free, rich taste and bold chocolate flavor.

Viva Labs Cacao Powder is made from Criollo cacao beans – the highest quality cacao without bitterness.

Viva lbas organic cacao powder

Viva Labs Cacao Powder is unprocessed, retaining important nutrients like magnesium, calcium, iron, fiber and protein.

Antioxidants in cacao provide cellular defense against the effects of free radicals, improving the look of skin and promoting cellular repair and rejuvenation.


Soul Bread Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Photo and recipe by Joan Syndmiller.

Induction friendly, all natural ingredients, flour and gluten-free.

7 net carbs in total recipe, without the sweetener.




toasted coconut fat bomb bark

Toasted Coconut Fat Bomb Bark

A crunchy Valentine’s Day fat bomb! Toasted large-flake coconut pressed into dark chocolate with perfect keto macros?

There’s nothing sweeter.

Pour the dark chocolate onto a baking sheet for a fat-burning keto bark or into muffin tins for single, carb-controlled servings.



Toasting the Coconut

Recipe author, Joan Syndmiller used the “Let’s Do Organic” brand unsweetened, large coconut flakes.

Joan toasted the whole bag at once on a large cookie sheet at 350 F, checking frequently. There will be plenty left over to use during the week.


Let’s Do Organics: Organic Coconut Flakes

Organic coconut flakes are one of the healthiest sources of fat. Large flakes quickly toast to a golden brown.

Let's Do Organics: Organic Coconut Flakes


Dark Chocolate Chips

Lily’s premium dark chocolate Baking Chips are your low carb solution for recipes. Lily’s dark chocolate chips melt and blend easily.

dark low carb chocolate chips

Stevia-sweetened, all-natural, non-GMO ingredients. Fair trade and gluten-free certified cocoa.


Raw Cacao Nibs

Organic Raw Cacao Nibs are “nature’s chocolate chips” boast a strong, raw dark chocolate flavor.

Snack on these sweet dark chocolate nibs or use them in recipes instead of sugary milk chocolate chips.


Raw cacao nibs are one of the most plentiful sources of antioxidants and magnesium. Raw cacao is high in fiber, iron and essential minerals.

Organic, kosher, non-GMO, certified gluten-free and vegan.


Toasted Coconut Fat Bomb Bark Recipe

Photo and recipe by Joan Syndmiller.

6 net carbs in total recipe, without the sweetener.




heart soul bread cupcake

Hidden Heart Soul Bread Cupcakes

Soul Bread Valen-cakes! Rich red velvet cupcakes hide a secret heart. Each cupcake is 1 to 2 net carbs, depending on size.


hidden heart soul bread

Add a few drops of food coloring (and/or flavoring) to the Original Soul Bread Recipe. Bake in a shallow pan or dish. Cool the bread, then cut out the heart shapes.

These inexpensive, non-stick heart cookie cutters make the job easy.


Norpro Nonstick Heart, Pancake, Egg Rings

Norpro heart, pancake and egg rings have stay-cool wooden handles and fold flat to store. Each ring holds 1/4 cup batter or 1 raw egg.



Wilton Nesting Heart Cutter Set

Wilton heart cookie cutter sets are made in the United States. Heart sizes range from 2.25 to 4.2 inches.

Wilton Nesting Heart Cutter Set


Hiding Your Heart

Make the Soul Bread Red Velvet Cake batter and pour into cupcake tins or molds, filling only half way. Add a Soul Bread cut-out heart to the center of each mold.

Thicker Soul Bread cut-out hearts stand upright better in the batter. Some will shift during cooking.

TIP: Use an oven-safe toothpick to hold the heart in place.



hidden heart chocolate soul bread cupcake

Hidden Heart Soul Bread

This same technique may be used with any low carb Soul Bread recipe, creating an entire loaf of hidden hearts.

Pour the Soul Bread batter into a bread pan. Line up the cut-out Soul Bread hearts and place into the batter upright. Reduce baking time, since the center is already cooked.

Bread is done when a knife comes out clean and crumb-free.

Try flavor combinations like dark cocoa-raspberry (above) and strawberry-pecan (below).


strawberry vanilla soul bread


More Soul Bread Recipes

Soul Bread recipes are rich in fat and fiber, and have moderate protein. Soul Bread was created and tested by real low carbers. Recipe variations are delicious and easy to bake.

What’s the best low carb bread for Valentine’s Day? Soul Bread.


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