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The key to (most everyone’s) heart is through their stomach. Children are no exception. They absolutely love Valentine’s Day treats! But parents don’t love all the sugar that most Valentine snacks contain. Thankfully, there are many healthy alternatives to the sugary not-so-goodness. These tasty, sugar-free treats are good for your heart – literally and figuratively!

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Cupid Kebabs

Strawberries, cuties and blueberries make a lovely combo. Let the Valentine snack start with this great fruit fusion!

All you need is:

  • Skewers
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cuties or mandarines or satsumas

White Chocolate Cherries

White chocolate speaks directly to the heart. Get some on these yummy sweet and sour Valentine snack.

All you need is:

  • Cherries
  • White chocolate chips
  • Pink and red food colorings

Hearty Snacks

Do you feel like Valentine is a non-vegetable holiday. It doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a plenty of love in these refreshing and tasty hearts!

All you need is:

  • Cucumbers
  • Heart-shaped crackers
  • Meat like summer sausage
  • Cheese
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

In case you are reading about Eric Carle’s signature little caterpillar, this is your Valentine treat!

All you need is:

  • Green apple
  • Cheese balls
  • Fruit leather

Hearty Vegetables and Fruits 

Think red and pink and hearts and you can make anything have a Valentine’s Day twist! Create a pretty fruit and veggie platter by strategically placing your ingredients in heart shapes!

All you need is:

  • Baby carrots
  • Celery sticks
  • Red bell peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cupcake liners

Baggie Butterflies

Take the Pinterest-popular baggie butterfly snack idea and put a Valentine’s Day twist on it by using red or pink pipe cleaner for the antennas and a marker to draw on some hearts and a cute face.

All you need is:

  • Zippered sandwich bags
  • Clothespins
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Some red fruit
  • Fish snacks

Crackers and Cheese XOXO

A great investment to make if you deal with kids are fun shaped cookie cutters. Boring everyday foods can be made into something magical, like these XOXO sign cheese and meat pieces.

All you need is:

PB&J Bites

Another simple snack with an added Valentine’s Day twist thanks to a mini heart cookie cutter and some paper hearts on toothpicks.

All you need is:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Bread
  • Tooth picks
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Strawberries or raspberries
  • Paper hearts

Watermelon’s Heart

Watermelons can have hearts too! Put that heart-shaped cookie cutter to work for this amazing Valentine snack!

All you need is:

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Hearty Kebabs

Children love things that come on a stick. These fruit kebabs will be a favorite Valentine treat!

All you need is:

  • Skewers
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

XOXO Fruit

Hugs and kisses from the heart. Especially good with chocolate.

All you need is:

  • Fruits like bananas and cantaloupes
  • Chocolate chips
  • Knife

Heart-Shaped Eggs

Make sure you have these ones on your Valentine’s snack table! These are made without cutting.

All you need is:

  • Eggs
  • Milk carton
  • Chopstick
  • Rubber bands

Fruit F-LOVE-er

These lovely flowers will warm up all little hearts for Valentines Day.

All you need is:

  • Raspberries
  • Kiwis
  • Mandarines or satsumas
  • Pretzels
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Fruit Fortune Roll-Ups

How about a Valentine’s Day snack with a special message written and folded inside each one, everyone will feel fortunate to have you for a friend!

Sausage Hearts

Protein snacks are not your typical Valentine’s treat. Kids need their protein nevertheless, so why not make it with love!

All you need is:

  • Breakfast sausages
  • Tooth picks
  • Cheese slices
Exclusive Bonus: Download our FREE Valentine’s Day Planning Guide to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration for your classroom or family.

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