Valentine’s Day is a fun time to show your love to the ones you love most. But too often that comes in the form of sweet and sugary treats. I’m always looking for a way trade in the artificial flavors and sugars for a healthy alternative. With just a little bit of planning and lots of fruits and veggies, you can provide healthy Valentine’s Day snacks that will still hit the sweet spot!
Whether you’re looking for something school approved for the classroom, a special treat for your little sweetheart’s lunchbox, or something fun to serve after school or at a party, we’ve found some pretty sweet options for you to check out! Here are fourteen healthy Valentine’s Day snacks to share your love this holiday.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks
For the Classroom or Lunch Box
Send a little love bug baggie surprise by simply decorating a clothespin and adding some pipe cleaner like Daily Mom did.
Send a sweet message on a piece of fruit with these free printable lunchbox notes from Alpha Mom.
Ditch the sugary conversation hearts and pack some of these cute conversation oranges by Mom Always Finds Out.
Pack some hugs and kisses with this sweet Valentine’s Day bento lunchbox idea from Bento School Lunches.
The Melrose Family created some cute love bug fruit cups that would be perfect to send in the lunchbox or as a special classroom treat!
For After School or Parties
This fruit and cheese Valentine’s snack is perfect for after school. You can have them pre-made or set out to allow for some fine motor practice as your kiddos build their own!
Make some cupid’s arrow sandwiches from Meet Penny for your next Valentine’s Day party or after school snack. The gummies could easily be substituted for fruit or raisins.
Put a smile on your littles’ faces with this adorable graham cracker treat from The Simple Parent. The chocolate smile could easily be substituted with a healthy raisin smile.
Fork and Beans created a frozen yogurt bark that will show your love in a healthy and delicious way!
Show some love with this heart shaped toast and grapes with this tutorial from Eats Amazing.
Try serving up this healthy twist on a Valentine’s Day banana split from School Bites. Greek yogurt is used as a substitute for sugary ice cream.
Happy Together by Jess has a healthy and fun way to involve your little ones in making their own snack with this apple heart sandwich. Just add some nut butter spread, granola, and chocolate chips or raisins.
Involve the kids in making some heart shaped fruit kabobs from Modern Parents Messy Kids to practice patterns and improve fine motor skills
These frozen strawberry and banana pops from Don’t Panic Mom would make a refreshing and healthy valentine treat for your little sweetheart. The recipe also makes for a delicious smoothie using only three ingredients!