Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make fun crafts and enjoy special treats with your kids. When I think Valentine’s day, I think hearts, cupid, and pink and red. Unfortunately, if you have a child sensitive to red dye, a lot of recipes are out.
I wanted to think beyond cookies and cupcakes and try new things, so I looked to something that would make tasty, but less indulgent pink, red and Valentine’s inspired treats…strawberries!
For breakfast, a healthy and fun Valentine’s Day treat is a pink smoothie!
We used strawberries, bananas and milk, but we make our smoothies differently each time depending on what we have. You can experiment with yogurt (Greek yogurt adds creaminess & tons of protein), even a dash of orange juice or some applesauce. We add other fruits too, but keep it mostly strawberries & light/white ingredients to make it pink!
Naturally, everything tastes better when it’s heart shaped!
Cut bread with a cookie cutter for heart shaped toast or PB&J with strawberry or raspberry jelly!
Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions? Do you have any special treats planned?