6 Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids

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.

Sweetheart Smoothie

strawberry banana smoothie

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. 

True Love Sandwich

true love sandwich

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.

Valentine Trail Mix

Valentine's Day trail mix for toddlers

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.  

Sweetheart Parfait

yogurt parfait

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.

Cheese Hearts & Crackers

cheese hearts and crackers

Heart Fruit Kabobs

Valentine's Day fruit kabob

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. 

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6 Responses to 6 Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids

  1. Naomi February 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    I love this! Where did you find your heart cookie cutter?

    • Karimah Henry
      Karimah Henry February 7, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

      Hi Naomi! Thank you! They were on sale at Michael’s. You can check out Target, Walmart or Hobby Lobby for more Valentine’s Day items.

  2. Kim
    Kim February 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    I love the fruit heart kabobs! Def going to do that!

    • Karimah Henry
      Karimah Henry February 7, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

      Hi Kim! Thank you so much! I hope your family enjoys them.

  3. Jeanetta February 13, 2018 at 10:50 am #

    You just solved my “how to make Valentine’s breakfast special” dilemma (without the requisite heart-shaped, sugar filled donut). Smoothies it is! Thank you.

    • Karimah Henry
      Karimah Henry February 14, 2018 at 7:17 am #

      Hi Jeanetta! Glad I could help. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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