Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Children

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Children

While Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance for adults, for children it has seemingly become a sugar-laden extravaganza. So, do all treats have to be full of sugar? NO!!!!!!

Here are some ideas for healthy Valentines Day treats:

Fruit Kabobs
Cut strawberries into heart shapes and pair them with grapes or any other fruit favorites. Place them on a kabob skewer, or if you’re feeling extra creative, use pretzels as a skewer instead!

Heart-shaped Fruitsicles
Purée (12 oz) of strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries in a blender or food processor, add one to two cups of apple juice or other fruit juice and blend again. Pour in heart shaped cube trays and cover with foil, not allowing the foil to touch the liquid and insert popsicle sticks or plastic spoons through the foil. The foil will help the sticks stand. Freeze, then enjoy.

Goldfish crackers
Place Goldfish crackers in a baggie. Make a fancy label for it that says: You’re “O FISH ALLY” My Valentine! Here’s a great site showing different options.

Mini Pizzas
Make your own pizza dough and then shape it into hearts. Use your favorite vegetables to make healthy mini-vegetable pizzas (pro tip: use 2 cut pepper slices (the long way) and arrange them as a heart.

Heart-shaped Fruits and Vegetables 
Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut watermelon, cucumber, or any other fruits or vegetables into heart shapes. You can use yogurt as the dip!

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