Article written by Cami Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org) MS, RD, Extension Educator in Hall County.
We often think of candy when it comes to Valentine's Day but there are lots of ways to celebrate with fun, special foods.
- Use heart shapes! Cookie cutters or a steady knife can create heart-shaped toast, pancakes or English muffins. Top with peanut butter and red jam or jelly.
- Yogurt parfait with yogurt, a red fruit (raspberries, watermelon, red apples, etc.)sprinkled with granola or your favorite cereal.
- Heart-shaped pizza -shape pizza dough or bread dough into a heart. Spread with your favorite tomato pizza sauce. Add your choice of toppings.
Valentine's Day Snack Mix
Try this quick, healthy snack at home or for your child's Valentine's Day party. The heart-shaped cereal makes it cute and fun to munch! Feel free to change ingredients to whatever you have on hand.
- 2 cups pretzels
- 2 cups heart-shaped cereal
- 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Wash hands with soap and water. Stir together all ingredients.
- Store in an airtight container.
Makes 11 servings (1/2 cup each). Each serving contains: 118 calories, 4 g fat, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber and 132 mg sodium.
Note: This snack is intended for children over age two. Do not serve to younger children who may be at risk for choking.
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