Valentine's food doesn't have to be unhealthy. Here are some of my favourite recipes for healthy Valentine treats for kids. Delicious, colourful and fun Valentine's Day food that's low in sugar for a healthy way to celebrate with your loved ones.
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day?
I can't say that I've ever gone down the candlelight dinner for two, giant teddy bear and a bunch of roses route. However, now that I have children I find that they kind of expect me to mark it in some way - especially my daughter. To them it's a chance to make mummy and daddy a cute little card at school and maybe make one for their friends too.
I like to show my kids my love for them by cooking for them. This can be by making them a special treat (usually with a healthy twist) or it could just be by making them a delicious and nutritious meal. Undoubtedly they appreciate the latter less but the sentiment (from my point of view) is no less important.
What foods do you associate with Valentine's Day?
For me it's chocolate - or more specifically a box of chocolates. Other traditional Valentine's Day treats include pink sweets, sprinkles and generally quite a lot of colouring and sugar.
Read more about my experiments with natural food colourings here.
If you're looking for ideas for healthy Valentine's treats for your kids - that are lower in sugar and contain some nutritious ingredients as well - then you've come to the right place.
These ideas are colourful, fun and delicious, with just a little touch of romance and a large dose of healthiness. Some of these would make excellent Valentine's snacks to take into school for the classroom as well.
Here are some of my favourite healthy Valentine treats for kids:
Beetroot heart protein sheet pancakes
Smashed chickpea salad bouquet wraps
Healthy beetroot doughnuts
By Sneaky Veg
Strawberry, banana and custard ice lollies
Heart shaped ravioli
Three minute strawberry ice cream
Valentine’s beet hummus
By Baby Gram
Raspberry frozen yoghurt hearts
By Sneaky Veg.
Healthy red velvet pancakes
Raspberry cashew oaty bites
By Sneaky Veg
Valentine’s apple love bugs
By Eats Amazing
Valentine’s yoghurt bark
Pineapple fries with pink fruit dip
By Simply Whole Nutrition
Healthy coconut ice slice
Coconut milk yoghurt with chia seeds and strawberry hearts