Being on any diet can be a little tricky on Valentine’s Day. For some it may be keeping on track for a new year’s resolution. For people on the ketogenic diet it can be extra complicated. Candy hearts and boxes of chocolates are everywhere. Here are a few ideas to make Valentine’s Day extra sweet for your little one.
- Nonfood items are always a thoughtful token. Decorating homemade valentines with colored paper and lace are wonderful little ways to say I love you. They also keep, so you can hang them up and enjoy them for days to come.
- Keto friendly treats. Make your own little frosting candies. Prepare a keto frosting, such as this chocolate frosting recipe, then spoon into heart-shaped silicon molds and refrigerate to set.
- The same heart-shaped silicon molds can be used to make sugar free gelatin hearts or heart-shaped ice cubes (water and food coloring).
- A fancy dinner can be as simple as steak with cream sauce and a bit of veggie with a KetoCal® crème brule for dessert.
- Doing an activity together such as a movie or a bike ride can be healthy and fun without any mention of eating.
- Dress up is always fun too. You can dress up and create a fancy restaurant-type atmosphere at home with a waiter. You can put flowers on the table and use cloth napkins and low lighting. Kids think it is a treat and usually love to be the servers!
These are just a few tips to get you thinking about Valentine’s Day the keto way. There are plenty of fun things to do and make to make someone feel special- even if they are on the ketogenic diet.
For more information, see “Tips and Recipes for Making Valentine’s Day Fun for Your Keto Kid”.