While we aren't fans of sugar-packed treats, plastic disposal trinkets or goodies full of red food dye, we think you can still celebrate Valentine's Day without impacting your child's health or the environment. To start, the simple act of transforming your child's favorite healthy meals and snacks into heart shapes will make them smile all day long! From breakfast to dinner and dessert and snacks in between -- read on for 7 clever ways to serve food as festive hearts.
#1: Get a Good Heart Start
Start Valentine’s Day off with a bang by serving your children a love-inspired breakfast. Whether you choose to shape pancakes, waffles, french toast, toast or even sprinkle granola on top of yogurt in a heart-shaped pattern — it will start the day off right! I really love these heart-shaped pancakes with fruit from A Pretty Cool Life!
#2: Sweet Morning Snack
When you pack your child’s lunch and snacks for school on Valentine’s Day, surprise him/her by adding a little love with heart-shaped foods. For your child’s morning snack, consider surprising him with a heart inside an apple! If this won’t get your child to eat an apple for snack time, nothing will! And preparing this snack offers double the pleasure because you will have an extra apple left over to pack for your spouse or to enjoy yourself.
#3: Lunchtime Surprise
Lunchtime is just another opportunity to surprise your children with a little love on Valentine’s Day. Fill their thermos full of vegetarian noodle soup with heart-shaped carrots! Can you imagine the look of surprise on your child’s face when they start to eat their soup, only to discover sweet little heart-shaped carrots in the broth? And as an added bonus, it will warm the tummy of your little one on a cold February day, too.
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