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Healthy Valentine Treats– Looking for some healthy Valentine Treats for the kids?  Don’t give them more junk food….check out these healthy Valentine treats that will keep the day special while providing a sugar free option.

Healthy Valentine Treats-- Looking for some healthy Valentine Treats for the kids? Don't give them more junk food....check out these healthy Valentine treats that will keep the day special while providing a sugar free option.

14 Healthy Valentine Treats

Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day in a Healthy Way

Doesn’t it seem like we move from one sugar filled holiday to the next.  Seriously, we start with Halloween– the ultimate in sugar filled holidays and from Halloween we move right into Thanksgiving with all of the sweet treats and “thankful” eating, then it’s on to Christmas with all of the cookie baking, and we have like a month in the New Year where we swear we’re going to start eating healthier….that is until Valentine’s Day and we start the sugar rush again.  After Valentine’s Day we run into Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Easter, end of the school year, summer vacation, Fourth of July, Back to School, and before we know it we’re at Halloween again.  Wow….

So, in keeping with my New Year’s resolution of cutting down the sugar in my family’s life I’ve decided to share some healthy Valentine treats that you can make as well.

  1. Cut out heart shapes in pizza dough and create mini Valentine personal pizzas.  I love that you can decide on your own toppings….bring on the veggies!!
  2. Make an American classic– homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!  But, add a little sweetness to those grilled cheese sandwiches by using a cookie cutter to make them heart shaped.
  3. Grab some fruit and yogurt to create freezer pops like these Raspberry and Cream popsicles.
  4. Slice some apples very thinly and create an Apple Rose Heart Tart.
  5. Freeze your favorite Greek yogurt in heart shaped silicone molds, use mini cookie cutters to cut out letters in melon, and make your own DIY conversation hearts.
  6. Arrange the raisins as hearts and turn Ants on a Log into Hearts on a Log.
  7. Skewer blueberries on a stick and top with a strawberry cut into a heart to create Valentine Fruit Wands.
  8. Use markers to draw loving messages on fruit like bananas, pears, apples, etc.
  9. Cut up hotdogs and skewer with toothpicks to create a V- then add cheese strips to the ends and create Cupid’s arrow for lunch.
  10. Use heart shaped muffin tins to fill with calzone filling and make Valentine Calzones.
  11. Make a heart shaped salad by cutting out all of the toppings with heart cookie cutters (I love this set because there’s so many different sizes all together for one low price).
  12. Cut melons out in heart shapes and create Valentine melon kabobs.
  13. Top flatbread with peanut butter spread in a heart shape and drizzle with honey or jelly in multiple hearts to make a delicious peanut butter and jelly heart flatbread.
  14. Serve strawberry milk with a festive straw for a Valentine Love Potion.

Healthy Valentine Treats

Bye for now!Where I Shop- (1)
Thrive Market - It's like the Costco of organics...this is where I get all of my sugar, flour, baking supplies, kids snacks, etc.
Zaycon Foods- This is where I buy most of my meat products in bulk.  The quality is amazing and the prices just can't be beat!  I mean, $1.89 a pound for boneless all-natural chicken breasts!!  It is bulk but you can always split with a friend or make up a bunch of freezer meals like I do!
Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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