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With no shortage of sweets available for Valentine’s Day, think about some ways to add a little fun to your kids’ meals with this roundup of Healthy Valentine Food for Kids. I’m not the kind of mom to do Bento-style lunches, but I am willing to wield a heart-shaped cookie cutter to celebrate this weekend. I’ve found the easiest ways to add some hearts & love to their day. Let’s start with breakfast, then move on to fun food for lunch and dinner:
Valentine French Toast from Happy Hooligans
So easy! Just cut the bread with a heart cookie cutter before making. She also includes an easy French Toast recipe.
Heart Shaped Fruit Kebabs from Life in Wonderland
Use those handy cookie cutters on sliced of melon for a fun fruit salad or these cute kebabs. Click through to check out the fun puzzle piece watermelon–the kids will love it!
Valentine’s Day Egg in the Basket from Reclaiming Provincial
If your kids like sunny-side up eggs, surprise them with this fancy version of breakfast.
Valentine Heart-Shaped Pancakes from One Creative Mommy
Such a clever idea! She uses a squeeze bottle to draw and fill in the heart shape (and a Mickey, too!).
Heart Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs from Anna the Red
Anna shows an easy way to shape a hard-boiled egg into a heart using cardboard and a chopstick, but there’s also a heart mold you can buy.
Valentine Heart Pizza from Coupon Clipping Cook
Pizza is healthy? It can be! When you make your own at home, you control the ingredients, can include whole wheat in the crust, and there’s so much less fat & sodium than delivery pizza. Nancy’s version has ham & swiss, but you can use whatever ingredients your family enjoys.
Cherry Tomato Hearts from Eye Candy
Learn an easy way to create hearts from grape or cherry tomatoes, then set up a veggies & dip appetizer or snack.
Roasted Valentine Veggies from Unconventional Kitchen
Cut potatoes and beets into heart shapes before roasting. Then serve with Desiree’s Skinny Greek Yogurt Dip.
Homemade Pita Chips from Meaningful Mama
Same idea–open pita breads and use cookie cutters to make the shapes before baking. Then dip into hummus or a healthy dip!
Chicken Soup with Heart-Shaped Carrots from Sophistimom
If you’re having wintry weather this Valentine’s Day, you’ll find a delicious chicken soup recipe along with a great photo tutorial on how to cut heart carrots.
What is your favorite Healthy Valentine Food for Kids?
Looking for sweets instead? I’ve got your covered there, too. Try these: