By Colleen McTiernan | Photo by Kristin Kozelsky
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your little ones just became a whole lot healthier. Put aside those conversation hearts and gooey chocolates, and get creative with these yummy options your kiddos will be sure to LOVE, without throwing off your family’s commitment to healthy eating. These three treats make for a great after school snack or even a light dessert!
Frozen Yogurt Hearts
Makes about 30 hearts, depending on the size of your mold
These festive treats are incredibly easy to make! While we went with strawberry and vanilla yogurts to stay within the color scheme of Valentine’s Day, you could really use whatever flavors your family likes best!
One 6-ounce container strawberry yogurt
One 6-ounce container vanilla yogurt
Heart-shaped silicone mold
Simply spoon the yogurt into the heart shaped molds and allow to harden in the freezer, about 2 hours. We did some plain vanilla hearts, some plain strawberry and some swirled with the two flavors.
“Cupid’s Arrow” Fruit Skewers
These cute skewers mimic Cupid’s arrows, creating a healthy treat that your little ones can fall in love with!
Fruit (we used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
6-inch wooden skewers
After washing, simply slide your fruit of choice onto your skewers, alternating between your selected varieties. Depending on what you are using, you may also want to cut your fruit into heart shapes before skewering. Before serving, make sure your kiddos are aware of the pointy end!
Watermelon Heart Pops
Fruit is naturally sweet, so take advantage of that this Valentine’s Day!
Simply cut your water melon into heart shapes and skewer with a lollipop stick. If you would like to add a little flair to your pops, tie a ribbon into a bow around your lollipop stick.