The Best Valentine’s Day Recipes and Food Ideas for Kids!
I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
It was in 18th Centaury England when Valentine’s Day evolved into an occasion where lovers expressed their love for one another by giving flowers, chocolate and cards as an invitation to “unlock the givers heart” (as well as to children in order to ward off epilepsy!!!.
These days Valentine’s Day has perhaps succumbed to mass commerciality and there is often the temptation to feel like you need to source an expensive / thoughtful or clever gift (quite often this “temptation” dies a death once you have children and/or have been married for more than 12 months!), but as they say “the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach”.
“They” don’t actually say that, but these days I do kind of think that it’s the same for men, women and kids when it comes to food, so whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, it’s a great excuse to get cooking, either as a family, or as a surprise treat to show a loved one just how much you care, as these days, nothing says “I love you” quite as much as spending time with or for another person!
So here’s my roundup of some of the best Valentine’s Day recipes and food ideas to try with (or without!) your kids!
A delicious and healthy lunch idea for kids. Wholemeal sandwiches filled with strawberries and cream cheese!
If you’re looking for a soup that is a cinch for your little chef to help you prep, welcome! You’ve come to the right place!
These cute little ladybug pizzas make a lovely meal to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids, or they can be cooled and packed in a lunch box for a cute Valentines themed lunch.
Layered ombre strawberry frozen yogurt bites. Made with just two ingredients they are a fantastic and healthy snack for the kids to munch on this summer!
You definitely do not have to save this Strawberry Swirl Frozen Yoghurt for Valentines, but it would be a super cute after school snack for your munchkins on Feb 14 if you are that way inclined.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, you’re going to love these super cute and really easy Love Bug Ladybird Cookies!
This Homemade Nonpareils Recipe is our favorite Nonpareils recipe! It’s super simple and you only need a few ingredients, like quality chocolate and candy nonpareils sprinkles.
This is a fun food project to make with your kids around Valentines Day, or indeed at any time of year. It’s simple, healthy and makes a great snack or dessert!
Ditch the chocolate this Valentine’s and chop up some veggies make these lovely Vegetable Flower Bouquets!
Delicious and healthy energy bites packed full of oats, peanut butter, freeze dried raspberries and shredded coconut. A tasty and nutritious snack that adults and kids will love!
This recipe is so easy to make, and all the ingredients can be picked up in your local supermarket or health food store. For babies, the chocolate is soft and filled with nutritious goodness with every bite. The tahini and cashew butter transforms this chocolate into creamy delicious goodness.
Filled with loads of hearts, love & cheeky little treats to make your little ones feel extra special on Valentine’s Day!
The recipe for these biscuits contain only 3 ingredients and are refined sugar free. These taste great on their own but even better with raspberry chia jam.
These mini cashew and raspberry oat bars are the perfect healthy treat. Not only are they are a great after-school treat for hungry kids as they’re sweetened with fruit alone, they are also vegan and gluten free. No baking is needed making them perfect for a hot summer’s day.