Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love and let them know how much you care. What better way to celebrate than showering your kids with cool (and healthy) treats to eat!
Your kids will remember the special little things you do for them and they’ll appreciate the thought and time you put into making their day truly unique and fun. If you’re looking for healthy Valentine’s Day treats for kids, check out the 30 great ideas below.
When you want to enjoy Valentine’s Day with a healthier twist, making a homemade pizza is a great way to have control over what goes into your food.
Top your pizza off with piles of veggies for added nutritional value and make sure your dough is whole wheat!
Sugar may be something we want to avoid the majority of the time, but we often forget that nature has so many options for natural sugar sources that can serve as a replacement for dessert.
That’s why pairing the uber sweet clementines with some tart dark melted chocolate is a delicious combination for you and your family on Valentine’s Day.
http://www.girlmakesfood.com/chocolate-covered-clementines/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GIRL MAKES FOOD
Just because you want to be healthy on Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice chocolate! These paleo pancakes are made with you in mind and they do not disappoint.
The best way to enjoy these fluffy flapjacks is by chopping up some fresh fruit that tops off the pancakes perfectly with natural flavor.
http://www.perrysplate.com/2016/02/dark-chocolate-paleo-pancakes.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PERRY’S PLATE
If you’re more of a savory person, this amazing yet simple salad looks like it’s made for Valentine’s Day while tasting absolutely amazing!
The contrast of the red and white with fresh green basil is the perfect side dish for a lovely Valentine’s Day supper of roasted chicken and some sweet potato.
https://happyhooligans.ca/canada-day-salad-tomatoes-bocconcini/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPY HOOLIGANS
Need to make a quick treat to make for your loved one last minute that doesn’t involve any artificial ingredients? Fruit is your best bet!
It’s colorful, sweet and can be made into beautiful looking kabobs that taste even better than some chocolate out there (because come on, that dollar store chocolate is basically chalk).
http://afewshortcuts.com/valentine-fruit-wands/#_a5y_p=3169267 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A FEW SHORTCUTS
Starting your morning off with a high-quality smoothie that is packed with nutrients is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
If your little hunny comes downstairs to a delicious smoothie in the morning, you are sure to get a romantic card from them later that day.
https://www.theseasonedmom.com/cupids-vanilla-berry-smoothie-and-a-valentines-day-lunchbox/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE SEASONED MOM
Do your kids suffer from an insanely strong sweet tooth but you are trying to keep them healthy in the midst of the Valentine’s Day hype?
This super sweet and creamy pizza is perfect for you! With the sweet and flavorful fruit mixed with the creamy and savory cream cheese, you’ll have everything you need for dessert tonight.
https://www.jocooks.com/bakery/pies-bakery/fruit-pizza-with-cream-cheese-frosting/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JO COOKS
Dessert can still be healthy without including any animal products in any way, shape or form. The best part is, this vegan cheesecake looks absolutely stunning!
Packed with flavor and tons of fresh raspberries, you will be able to enjoy this dish without any regrets – and may even have room for seconds!
http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2015/01/raspberry-raw-vegan-cheesecake-slice.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: YUMMY MUMMY KITCHEN
Maybe you celebrated Valentine’s Day last weekend and are detoxing from the delicious food you and your family indulged in a little too much!
This detox smoothie and chia pudding jar are perfect for Valentine’s Day when you want to keep moving forward with your body instead of setting it back into cheat day mode again.
https://www.alphabreakfast.com/detox-smoothie-chia-pudding-jars/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ALPHA FOODIE
Banana oatmeal pancakes are not only absolutely delicious, but they’re guilt-free as well! Packed with protein and fiber, these flapjacks will fuel you for your entire morning.
Top them off with some fresh fruit, a pinch of icing sugar and some real maple syrup for a breakfast that will absolutely not disappoint.
https://www.wellplated.com/banana-oatmeal-pancakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WELL PLATED
When you see all that Valentine’s Day candy sitting on the shelves at the grocery store, it can be easy to cave and buy them ALL.
Make your little ones these sugar free gummies that are so delicious and will make your kiddies forget all about those prepackaged gummies at the store.
http://www.prettyweethings.com/2016/02/sugar-free-strawberries-cream-gummies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PRETTY WEE THINGS
When your kids are just begging for chocolate and won’t let up, offer them this scrumptious chocolate bark that will fill them up with servings of fruit, protein, and healthy fats!
It doesn’t take long to make and the kids can help because the messier it is, the more delicious it will be to eat!
https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2017/02/02/healthy-raspberry-dark-chocolate-bark/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: AMY’S HEALTHY BAKING
Does sugar make your kiddies a little crazy? Not to worry! When you are wanting to make chocolate dipped strawberries, try dipping them in yogurt instead!
This provides your little ones with a healthy snack that offers lots of vitamins with a splash of calcium and protein.
http://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/yogurt-dipped-ombre-strawberries-2/#_a5y_p=5018575 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EAT YOURSELF SKINNY
Want to make your kids something special for breakfast on Valentine’s Day? These overnight oats with raspberry chia jam will knock your family’s socks off!
While it looks like a dessert, it will still provide your little ones with the energy they need from high fiber and high protein foods.
http://borntosweat.co/valentines-day-overnight-oats-breakfast/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BORN TO SWEAT
When you’re sending your little students off to school, pop some of these sweet ice cubes in their water bottles as they head out the door.
They will love the creative twist on ice cubes and will feel little extra love on Valentine’s Day!
https://twoloves.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/the-coolest-thing-to-do-with-pomegranate-seeds/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TWO LOVES STUDIO
Conversation Hearts are a classic Valentine’s day candy but they do contain a ton of sugar. Half the fun of enjoying Conversation Hearts is reading the cute little messages that are printed on them. For a much healthier option, you could try creating these conversation cuties for your kids!
This idea is simple but your kids will still love it. Simply write a loving little message on a clementine and send it in your kid’s lunch box or keep in a bowl on the dining table. Your children can read their message and then enjoy a naturally sweet treat!
http://www.momalwaysfindsout.com/cuties-fruit/ PHOTOS AND IDEA HERE: MOM ALWAYS FINDS OUT
While this treat still contains sugar, these cheesecake stuffed strawberries would be a lot healthier then digging into a slab of a regular cheesecake! This little bite-sized treat is a great way to get a handle on portion control too!
Your kids will love their mini cheesecakes and you’ll have fun making them too. All you’ll need is fresh strawberries, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and graham cracker crumbs.
https://www.nutmegnanny.com/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NUTMEG NANNY
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Perhaps you have picky eaters at home and getting them to eat a piece of fruit or other healthy foods are next to impossible. Heart-shaped cookie cutters are an easy way to transform any boring food into food that is exciting for your children!
This set comes with 4 different sizes and is made of tin plated steel. The benefit of using metal cookie cutters is that you can use for them cool, room temperature and even hot foods! Considering cutting heart-shaped pieces of fruit, meat, cheese or even cooking an egg inside the heart shape! Your options are truly endless!
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Much like the cookie cutters, a silicone mold is another great way to turn food into exciting shapes for your children! This silicone mold has 24 cavities that are 1.5 by 1.75 inches big.
You could use these to make fun Valentine’s Day ice cubes, heart-shaped frozen yogurt bites or even heart-shaped jello! It’s so easy to use and your creativity will be running wild.
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This recipe is an excellent example of what you can put in the heart-shaped silicone mold. These frozen yogurt berry bites taste like delicious ice cream but are much more healthy.
Along will vanilla Greek yogurt, all you’ll need are fresh berries! These come together quickly and your kids will surely eat them up quickly!
https://www.happinessishomemade.net/frozen-yogurt-berry-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE
Cake pops are all the rage so there is no question that your kids will love them on Valentine’s Day! Typically, cakes pops are made with cake mix and icing both of which contain loads of sugar.
For a healthier option try making these raw cake pops for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat. They’re made with wholesome ingredients such as coconut flour, cashews, maple syrup, and a few other delicious yet healthy ingredients.
http://wallflowerkitchen.com/raw-cake-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WALLFLOWER KITCHEN
Your kids will love the color and flavor of these muffins and you’ll be happy to know they’re healthy too. These delicious muffins are perfectly pink for Valentine’s Day and are filled with wholesome ingredients.
Instead of oil, this recipe uses unsweetened apple sauce. Additionally, this recipe only requires 1/2 cup of sugar for 30 muffins. They also contain other healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour, strawberries, and beats. The best part, your kids won’t even know they’re healthy!
https://www.superhealthykids.com/whole-wheat-strawberry-beet-muffins-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUPER HEALTHY KIDS
Treat your kids to a sinfully delicious chocolate tart that is surprisingly healthy too! This satisfying tart is not only low carb but also sugar-free!
The no-bake crust is so easy to throw together because it’s made in the food processor. Further, the creamy chocolate filling is made from sugar-free chocolate, heavy cream, and liquid stevia to provide a deliciously sweet flavor. Top this tart with fresh strawberries and coarse sea salt and dig in with your children!
https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/sugar-free-salted-chocolate-strawberry-tart/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR-FREE MOM
You can never go wrong with a classic sandwich such as peanut butter and jelly! If you have picky eaters this Valentine’s Day treat is perfect for you.
To transform this sandwich into a perfect Valentine’s Day treat, use a heart-shaped cookie. Then when you assemble the sandwich a delightful red jellied heart will appear. They’ll definitely gobble up this snack quickly!
https://meaningfulmama.com/peanut-butter-jelly-valentine-sandwiches.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MEANINGFUL MAMA
You can never go wrong with banana chocolate chip muffins! Put a fun Valentine’s Day spin on a traditional recipe by infusing them with strawberries and creating heart shaped muffins!
Chocolate dipped strawberries are an elegant pair so there is no question that chopped strawberry would taste wonderful in a banana and chocolate muffin. These muffins contain minimal ingredients, most of which you’ll already have on hand. Lastly, to create the heart shapes you’ll need a silicone heart-shaped mold.
https://www.momendeavors.com/strawberry-banana-chocolate-chip-muffins/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOM ENDEAVORS
Kids love lollipops so there is no question that they’ll adore this watermelon pops too! They’re so easy to make that you could make it a fun afternoon activity and then indulge in the treat together.
All you’ll need is fresh watermelon, dark chocolate, and shredded coconut. In addition to your ingredients, you’ll need a heart-shaped cookie cutter and wooden skewers.
http://www.kiddieliciouskitchen.com/chocolate-dipped-watermelon-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KIDDIELICIOUS KITCHEN
Pancakes can be enjoyed for breakfast, dinner or any time of day, in my opinion! On Valentine’s Day surprise your kids with exciting red colored pancakes.
These pancakes are naturally colored from pureed beets. The best part is if you don’t tell your kids they contain vegetables, they won’t even notice!
https://weelicious.com/2011/06/28/red-beet-pancakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: RED BEET PANCAKES
Bake up a batch of cookies that you’ll actually feel good about feeding to your children. These spelt oat cookies are healthy yet extremely delicious!
These cookies don’t contain any refined sugars and instead, are sweetened with panela. Panela is unrefined whole cane sugar that has a lovely caramel flavor. However, if you don’t have access to this ingredient coconut sugar will work wonderfully too! Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create exciting Valentine’s Day shapes and finish these cookies with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate.
https://greenhealthycooking.com/healthy-spelt-oat-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GREEN HEALTHY COOKING
This creamy chocolate dessert looks perfect for date night but your kids will surely enjoy them too! This recipe is dairy-free and doesn’t contain any added sugar.
Full-fat coconut milk provides this treat with a creamy texture and dark chocolate chips provide an irresistibly rich flavor. In total, you’ll only need 5 ingredients and you’ll have this treat made in no time!
https://www.theroastedroot.net/dark-chocolate-beet-pots-de-creme/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE ROASTED ROOT
Do you need a quick and healthy Valentine’s Day treat to send with your kids to school? Try making these heart man snacks with your kids!
All you’ll need is toothpicks, fresh strawberries, candy eyes, pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows, and Conversation Hearts. Your kids will love making these treats and will enjoy sharing them with their classmates even more.
https://thecraftingchicks.com/strawberry-heart-man-kid-snack/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CRAFTING CHICKS
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