Valentine’s Day is a time for treating that special someone in your life, or making a good impression with that somebody you have your eye on.

We’ve put together a menu that’s bound to impress – with a delicious three courses that won’t derail your diet and doesn’t require hours of preparation.

Each course is high in protein and easy to make – so light some candles, fire up the stove and get set for a delicious Valentine’s feast.

Crab Cakes - UP recipes

To Start: Low-Carb Spiced Cauliflower Crab Cakes

These crab cakes use cauliflower in place of mashed potato to bind the cakes together. Once you’ve prepared your mix, they will only need a quick five minutes in a hot pan and they’ll be ready to present to your Valentine.

Serves 2. Macros per serving:

Calories: 347 Carbs: 13.5g Fat: 8.8g Protein: 47.9g

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Fillet steak with creamy garlic sauce - UP recipes

For Mains: Fillet Steak with Creamy Garlic Mushroom Sauce and Sweet Potato Fries 

This steak dish is so simple to prepare and despite the luxurious taste of this creamy mushroom sauce, this meal isn’t laden with fat or cream – just Greek yoghurt!

Serves 2. Macros per serving:

For the Steak and mushroom sauce:  Calories: 406 Carbs: 13.7g Fat: 10.9g Protein: 65.3g

For the Sweet potato wedges: Calories: 173 Carbs: 27g Fat: 6.8g Protein: 2g

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Keto friendly steak with vegetables - UP recipes

or: Keto-friendly Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

If you’re watching your carb intake, then this one is for you. Chimichurri is a tangy and zesty green dressing that will add massive flavours to your steak and takes seconds to prepare.

Serves 2. Macros per serving:

Calories: 446 Carbs: 4.5g Fat: 24.5g Protein: 50.4g

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Quinoa feta and pine nut salad - UP recipes

Side Dish: Quinoa, Feta and Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Serve your steak main with a fresh side salad that you can throw together in minutes and will add another level to your Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s all about pushing the boat out with those little extras. (This salad pairs particularly well with the chimichurri dressing.)

Serves 2. Macros per serving:

Calories: 218 Carbs: 16.5g Fat: 11.8g Protein: 9g

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Banana Protein Nice Cream Sundae - UP recipes

For Dessert: Banana Protein Nice Cream Sundae

Impressive to look at and delicious to eat – this dessert ticks all of the boxes. You can use any flavour whey protein to customise your ice cream – try Neopolitan, chocolate mint or strawberries and cream for a traditional take on this sundae. 

Serves 2. Macros per serving:

Calories: 305 Carbs: 30g Fat: 10g Protein: 25g

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