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3 Heart-day healthy recipes

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try out some new snack recipes!

healthy valentines day recipes for kids

Oh Valentine's Day! The sweet scent of chocolate truffles and candy hearts waft through the air. I know what you're thinking and it's okay... I'm sick of chocolate too! Not to mention, the thought of my kids being on a sugar rush for an entire day sends me into a manic state of horror. We've rounded up our favorite Valentine's Day recipes your kids will love, sans chocolate!

1. Heart Pizzettes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • Sliced black olives, green peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc. (optional)
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking spray.

  3. Sprinkle a little flour on your work surface and use a rolling pin roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick.

  4. Using a 4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the dough and place onto baking tray.

  5. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce onto dough leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edge.

  6. Sprinkle with cheese and place any additional toppings on top.

  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.
Recipe courtesy of Weelicious

2. Frozen Hearts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time:  1 hour

  • 1 large container of Greek vanilla yogurt
  • Fresh ripened strawberries
  1. Slice strawberries in half, and then cut a “v” in the top to create a heart-shaped berry

  2. Spoon the Greek yogurt into a shallow dish

  3. Dip the strawberries into the yogurt making sure to coat thoroughly

  4. Place the yogurt dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

  5. Freeze for 1 hour or until hard
Recipe courtesy of Just a Pinch

3. Graham Cracker Valentines
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None

  • Graham Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberries (cored and thinly sliced)
  • Chocolate chips

  1. Break graham crackers in half

  2. Spread peanut butter on top of each cracker

  3. Place two strawberry slices on the cracker to create eyes

  4. Arrange chocolate chips on the graham cracker to create a smile
Recipe courtesy of The Simple Parent