Valentine’s Day usually means sweets and chocolates, but you could change things up with these fun fruity Valentines treats for kids. They’ll make a great choice for lunchboxes or a healthy afternoon snack – plus, they’re all really cute!
Sweets and treats can have their place, but wouldn’t it be great if we could all get our kids to eat more fruit and veg? Yes, it’s sometimes a battle and there are probably fruit and veg that your kids will hands-down NOT eat…we’ve all been there!
One of the parent-recommended ways to encourage healthier choices is to make it as appealing as possible. These fun, heart-shaped Valentines treats just happen to be healthy which makes them ideal for truly guilt-free snacking!
Healthy Valentine’s Treats for Your 5-a-Day
Heart Fruit Kebabs
These heart-shaped watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple fruit kebabs from Life in Wonderland are super cute and kids love eating bite-size things on sticks.
Valentine Rainbow Fruit Salad
What a simple clever fruit display idea – to make a heart using rainbow coloured fruits. The kids will gobble this up!
For each colour you could use:
- Red: berries such as strawberries and raspberries
- Orange: cantaloupe or tangerine slices
- Yellow: mango cubes or banana slices
- Green: kiwi or green apple chunks
- Blue: blueberries
- Indigo: red grapes (cut in half)
Emoji Fruit Salad
How cute are these emoji fruit slices from What Moms Love?!
Using slices of pineapple or mango to create the face, and then watermelon or strawberry for the heart eyes is genius! And I’m pretty sure the kids would gobble these up in no time…
Apple and Peanut Butter “Sandwiches”
Happy Together by Jess cores apple slices with a heart cutter for another of our favourite fruit Valentines treats. You could then let your child make apple slice sandwiches with peanut butter and other healthy toppings. Yum!
Add the ultimate personal touch to your Valentine arts and crafts this year with these projects designed to include even the youngest children. These keepsake Valentine handprint crafts are adorable and sure to be treasured!
Simple Strawberry Sticks
Such a simple idea but also very cute. These strawberry sticks from Catch My Party just involve cutting your strawberries into slices lengthways, to get the berry’s natural heart shape, and popping them on a skewer.
You could thread other fruit in between to make them even more colourful.
Strawberry and Grape Heart Kebabs
Aren’t these strawberry and grape Valentine heart kebabs from Modern Parents Messy Kids super cute? You could also use blueberries or satsuma segments in between the strawberry slices.
Oven Baked Apple Chips
These oven baked apple chips from Bren Did are a healthy, low calorie snack both parents and kids love. The secret to perfect apple chips is baking at a low temperature which perfectly dehydrates the fruit.
…and finally, if you don’t have sticks, skewers or a heart-shaped cutter you could always arrange your colourful fruit artfully in a heart shaped bowl!