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Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks


Since my family has decided to make healthy eating a part of our lifestyle, I have to get creative when the holidays roll around. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share with you a simple and healthy snack, perfect for school lunches or even to bring as a snack for the class!

Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks!

For this presentation I used cookie cutters that were in the shape of hearts and xo’s.

The fruits and vegetables I used were:

  • juicy red strawberries
  • super sweet cantaloup
  • fresh yellow pineapple
  • bright orange carrots
  • radiant red peppers

Can you tell I am excited about the colors?


I often get asked what I do from the left over pieces of fruit and vegetables when I use cookie cutter. My answer is simple, we eat them or save them for smoothies or soup. It works out really well.

When I have brought fruit/veggie platters to some of the girls functions, they are placed among all the beautifully decorated Valentine’s Cupcakes and Valentine’s Day cakes, and still, my platter comes home empty – presentation really does excite children too!

If you don’t want to use cookie cutters, you can still make it looks wonderful…

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  1. What a great way to make kids more interested in food. I’d love to hear what shapes they would come up with for specific holidays.

  2. That is so cute & creative! Will you be my valentine too? =D

  3. Fabulous Jody! Such a fun and healthy way for kids to enjoy Valentine’s Day…..

  4. What great ideas, I will have to share with my nieces

  5. Great ideas my kids would love these treats and i love that they are healthy!

  6. So cute and creative! My kids would love these!

  7. sarah j jackson says:

    I really like this , healthy ideas , everything is all about chocolate at valentines , nice to see some better options !

  8. This is such a good idea! My daughter would be so excited with heart shaped snacks =)

  9. Emily Chui says:

    thanks for sharing, these look so good! I will definitely try them out, especially since I’m trying to get back on track with my fitness!

  10. I love your healthy Valentine’s Day snacks. I wish more were creative with choosing good foods for Valentine’s.

  11. Just pinned these awesome photos… love them Jody! 😉

  12. Michael Lambert says:

    My daughter is a very picky eater so it’s nice to find fun recipes to try.

  13. Thanks for sharing; love what you did with the fruits!

  14. Tara Gauthier says:

    I am always looking for ways to get my daughter to eat more fruit! I love the strawberries.

  15. Looks cute! I need to work on getting creative with things so my little girl will be interested in eating healthier things once she starts eating food :)

  16. Shannon Gnocato says:

    My daughter is so picky that I have to find creative ways such as these to get her to eat different things. Thanks for the great ideas!

  17. Christy Martin says:

    Way too cute! I love all the cut out pieces. Happy to see people planning ahead.

  18. kathy downey says:

    cute & creative,great way to dress up my breakfast table valentines morning

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