Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated with lots of sweet treats. Every store is stocked with a variety of chocolates, cakes, candy and cookies. It can be a challenge finding a nutritious substitute perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative for your child, I can help. Here’s six simple but nourishing snacks that will be a hit with your little sweetheart.
My son loves smoothies especially if it includes strawberries. This is a great afternoon snack for kids of all ages. It’s delicious and only requires a few ingredients. I used strawberries, a banana, raspberries, vanilla yogurt and a splash of grape juice. Blend everything then garnish with a fruit of your choice.
PB&J is a favorite for my growing boy. I love using cookie cutters to make fun shapes for his snack. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, using a heart is perfect! You will need two different sizes to create this fun treat. Cut two slices of bread into a large heart shape. Next, cut a small heart shape from one of the slice only. Finally, spread the plain heart shaped bread with peanut butter and jelly. Add the cut out heart bread slice on top.
Trail mix is the easiest snack to create. Combine Cheerios, toddler puffs, craisins and yogurt drops into a mixing bowl. Next, transfer these treats into a heart shaped dish or small bowl. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day snack for toddlers and preschoolers.
This healthy treat looks and tastes great. It’s fun to make and only require three ingredients. Busy moms love simple snacks. Just layer your vanilla yogurt with granola and fresh cut strawberries. If you want to add a little sweetness, top with festive sprinkles.
This nutritious treat will be a hit with the little ones on Valentine’s Day. Take the heart shaped cookie cutter and place on top of the strawberry to cut. The strawberry heart was a little thick so I sliced it in half. Next, slice the banana in chunks so that it will fit nicely on the stick. Push the lollipop stick through the middle of the strawberry heart and banana. Last, do this until you have 2 hearts and 2 bananas on the stick. Add some vanilla or strawberry yogurt into a small bowl and serve with the fruit kabobs.