15 Valentine's Day Recipe Ideas for Kids

In between chocolate, try some of these great meal ideas

Valentine's day recipes for kids
This Valentine's Day, embrace the candy, but also make dishes that embrace the theme of the day. Try some of these Valentine's Day recipe ideas!. Image Source

Want to give your little sweetheart a sweet treat this Valentine's Day? Of course you do! What a fun day to celebrate with all the chocolates and candies and other goodies. But at some point during the day you and your family will need to eat, right? And presumably you need to eat foods that don't necessarily come in a heart-shaped box. (Really, you do!)

This Valentine's Day, treat your family to something special at mealtimes with these fun heart-inspired, wonderful recipes that will keep love in the air all day long!

Breakfast Recipes for Valentine's Day

Start February 14 off on the right foot with these yummy favorites!

  • Heart-shaped pancakes: If you have a favorite pancake batter recipe, use that, otherwise give this one a try. Use cookie cutters or a squeeze bottle to create that perfect shape!
  • Eggs in a Basket: A heart-shaped twist on an old favorite!
  • Nutella and Strawberry Grilled Cheese: This rich and luxurious start to the morning needs to be served in bed! Make a batch up for your little prince or princess and hope that they share with you!
  • Overnight French Toast: Make this the night before and then enjoy a relaxing Valentine's Day morning. Serve with sliced heart-shaped strawberries as a garnish.
  • Strawberry Banana Ginger Smoothies: So there's a secret ingredient (spinach) that makes this breakfast drink healthy, but you don't need to tell the kiddies! Serve up these pink drinks in fancy glasses and get your Valentine's Day off to a healthy and tasty start.

    Lunch Recipes for Valentine's Day

    Take a midday break from all the fun with these delicious lunch ideas.

    • Make fun-shaped sandwiches using cookie cutters -- hearts, lips, and x's and o's are fun to start with. Need filling ideas? Take a look -- the possibilities are endless!
    • If you are a patient person, this is a good one. Make your own alphabet soup, only using the letters that spell out "LOVE" and "VALENTINE" or other related words. 
    • Heart-shaped pizzas! Set up a toppings bar so everyone can have their favorites. Cut pepperoni slices into hearts using cookie cutters or a pair of kitchen scissors.
    • Fruit and cheese kabobs -- thread heart-shaped cubes of cheese and vegetables onto skewers. Serve with fruit dip.
    • Avocado toast is always popular with kids, even picky eaters. Cut avocados out of hearts and place on toasted bread. 

    Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day

    End Valentine's Day with some of these yummy suppers.

    • Heart-Shaped Meatloaf -- Meatloaf has never been so loved before. If your kids aren't a fan of ketchup glaze, make marinara sauce instead and serve with pasta. 
    • Make heart-shaped calzones! Let preschoolers help stuff and choose the fillings. 
    • Not all meals on Valentine's Day have to be heart-shaped. Try this Mozzarella and Tomato Salad recipe for a splash of red on your dinner table. 
    • Try something new! These Spinach and Cheese Empanadas are not spicy, really tasty and kid-friendly!
    • Red is everywhere on Valentine's Day. Serve an all-red meal from tomato soup, pasta (some stores sell heart shapes!) and sauce or even Thai Red Curry!

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