Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating love. But we don’t have to share the love by exchanging candy (and cavities). Before you endeavor on your Pinterest search for the perfect healthy treat for the next class party, we rounded up our favorite healthy Valentine’s Day treats for kids to encourage our little one’s to share the love, without the sugary sweets.
1. You Are Such A Cutie by All Crafty Things
Say I love you with vitamin C! This non-traditional Valentine’s day craft with free printable is perfect for even the most non-crafty mom. And who doesn’t love Cutie mandarin oranges?
2. Yogurt Dipped Ombre Strawberries by Eat Yourself Skinny
Whoever thought chocolate covered strawberries were a romantic gesture never saw this gorgeous Greek yogurt covered strawberries recipe. Beautiful and healthy, these special treats are our new favorite tradition this Valentine’s Day.
3. Easy Peanut Butter Balls by The Rising Spoon
Sure to please any age group, you simply can’t go wrong with dark chocolate and peanut butter. The great mix of healthy ingredients include coconut oil, nut butter, and maple syrup will leave the little ones happy without the sugar rush.
4. Cupid’s Arrow String Cheese by Arts & Crackers
There is no better way to say I love you than with cheese. And these cupid’s arrow string cheese treats are sure to make their mark, both with parents and kids. The best part is that they only require a few supplies and few cheesy notes.
5. Skinny Funfetti Cake Cookies by Eat Yourself Skinny
The only thing better than Funfetti cake is a Funfetti cookie. And these cookies, made of only three simple ingredients, are bound to be a favorite with the kids.
6. Chocolate Covered Pretzels by Dinners, Dishes & Desserts
If you are looking for a festive treat, but don’t want to spend hours baking in the kitchen, these chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect option for you. Alternatively, if you are starting your little one in the kitchen, this would be a great treat to make together, as the only real “step” is melting the chocolate. Easy, delicious, and Valentine’s Day themed!
7. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies With Dark Chocolate Chips by The Rising Spoon
A healthy spin on a classic favorite. The main ingredient in these cookies is peanut butter. As stated by the food recipe creator herself, “Magical, fat and protein-rich peanut butter.” Need we say more?
8. Glazed Donut Recipe by Recipes From A Pantry
For the donuts lovers. These baked instead of fried donuts are a great healthy alternative to their fried counterpart. The pink glaze adds a festive finish to a great recipe.
9. Valentine’s Day Cupid Arrow Pancake Kabobs by This Ole Mom
We have a thing for kabob’s this Valentine’s Day. And why not, they are cute and kids love eating food off sticks. Packed with colorful fruit, these kabobs are sure to please for breakfast and beyond.
10. Pretty In Pink Chewy Granola Bars by Kayl Chips
The little pink is all you need to make these a perfectly themed Valentine’s Day treat. With oats, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, and honey, this is a good combination of sweet and healthy, making this chewy granola bar a great Valentine’s Day snack the little ones can enjoy all year long.
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy Valentine’s Day! And of course, have fun making one of these Valentine’s Day treats for kids! Be sure to tag Daytona Beach Mom at #daytonabeachmom with your favorite Valentine’s Day treat!