Valentine’s Healthy Snacks and Lunch Ideas for Kids
February 1, 2023
Valentine's healthy snacks for a healthy kids lunch

Valentine's Healthy Snacks and Lunch Ideas for Kids

Valentine's healthy snacks are sometimes hard since there's so many sweets associated with Valentine's Day. But there are so many different ways to turn regular food into healthy Valentine's day treats and snacks. Cause let's face it…..who doesn't need more lunch ideas for kids and ideas for healthy snacks for kids?

So where do we start? It's pretty easy, let's see how….

Valentine's healthy snacks for a healthy kids lunch
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Red Valentine Food Ideas

Valentine's healthy snacks for a healthy kids lunch

The easiest way to bring some Valentine's Day fun to your kids lunchbox is to make everything red. Or pink. And toss in some white. Choose from these fun red Valentine Food Ideas or add your own:

  • Red Drink: “Red Goodness” fruit smoothie drink – there's lots of sugar in this but it's natural fruit sugars, just make sure not to overload your lunchbox with other sweet treats too.
  • Red fruit & Veggies: strawberries, raspberries, red apples, red pears, tomatoes, red peppers, etc
  • Red fruit cup with hearts drawn in sharpie
  • Red fruit leather – either plain, shaped into fruit leather fortune cookies, or cut into hearts (fortune cookie messages also available here)
  • Valentine fruit snacks or gummy treats – these are XO's

Valentine's Healthy Snack Shapes

Valentine's healthy snacks for a healthy kids lunch

Then another really easy way to make it fun is heart-shaped everything! Even if you make the SAME kind of lunch as everyday but turn it all into hearts, it'll feel like a Valentine lunch. So grab a few heart shaped cookie cutters and go to town!

Cookie Cutter shapes:

  • Heart shaped cookie cutters – many sizes
  • Cut your regular sandwich
  • Cut slices of cheese
  • Make hearts from lunch meat
  • Cut heart into the top of a muffin and fill with a chocolate heart or cream cheese and sprinkles

Knife Shapes:

  • Shape strawberries into hearts
  • Cut a grape tomato diagonally, then twist to create a heart shape – add a toothpick with mini cheese hearts for a perfect Cupid's arrow

Kitchen Shear shapes:

  • Shape fruit leather sheets
  • Cut hearts from turkey pepperoni

Will you Be Mine…Valentine Lunch Date?

Combine ideas from the colorful foods and the fun shaped foods for some Valentine's Healthy Snacks to remember! It'll be the best Valentine lunch ever and your family will feel extra loved. As an added bonus throw in a love note to let them know how special they really are! Try these fortune cookie fortunes.

Printable fortunes for Valentine's day

If you make some Valentine's Healthy snacks, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

Then join me, your Healthy Hostess for better-for-you holiday and party foods. Grab your free food substitution guide as the first step in your next healthy holiday gathering.


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