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In honor of St. Valentine we've compiled recipes for kids to celebrate Valentine's day on February 14th. It is a day to show loved ones you care. Chocolates, flowers, cards, balloons are all common Valentine's day gifts. The holiday originated by someone who indeed was named St. Valentine. After being imprisoned he sent notes signed, from your Valentine to his love. He was also martyred on February 14th hence why we celebrate on this particular day.



Breakfast Valentine Recipes

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Try some of these healthy valentine recipes for your Valentine's breakfast.

Love Potion Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 small carton of yogurt
1/2 Cup ice cubes
1 cup apple juice
Place strawberries, raspberries and juice in blender. Blend several seconds. If you would like a thicker smoothie add more fruit or for a drinkable smoothie add 1/4 Cup more juice. This is one of those Valentine recipes that can be used year round. Find more easy smoothie recipes here.

Fruit Flowers
Kids can use their creativity to make flowers out of cut fruit. Try using sliced strawberries for a flower and petals and use sliced kiwi for stems. Sliced peaches, raspberries, or blueberries all work great also. Create a flower on a plate or turn this simple Valentine recipe into a bouquet of flowers for your Valentine.

Blueberry Kiss Smoothie
2 small cartons of blueberry yogurt
1/2 Cup milk
2 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
Whip together in a blender and pour into glasses. If you'd like this in a more Valentine's color use strawberry, raspberry or cherry yogurt.

Cherry Crepes
4 Cup milk
5 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Cup flour
1 Tablespoon oil for frying
Lightly beat eggs. Stir in milk, sugar and salt. Add flour and mix well with an electric mixer. Let rest for 10 minutes. If necessary add more milk so batter is thin. Heat small fry pan to very hot. Add oil to coat pan. Reheat. Add batter to just cover bottom of pan. Turn to brown other side. Set on plate and cover with a towel. Reheat pan no need to add more oil. Stir batter before each crepe. This recipe makes a lot!!
Cherry filling
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Cup sour cream
1 jar canned sour cherries, or 2-3 Cups fresh pitted cherries mixed with 3/4 Cup-1 Cup sugar
Mix together sugar and sour cream until sugar is dissolved. Set aside. Set one crepe on a board, put a row of cherries across the crepe, in the lower ¼th. Roll the crepe from the bottom over the cherries and to the top. Drizzle with sugar/sour cream mixture.

cherry crepes

Simple Valentine Breakfast Ideas:
  • Heart shaped French Toast-cut your bread out with a heart cookie cutter and then proceed with making french toast.

  • Heart shaped pancakes-Use a metal cookie cutter and pour pancake batter inside. 

  • Cut toast into heart with a cookie cutter and spread with red jam.

  • Drizzle a heart with honey or maple syrup on oatmeal or hot cereal.

  • Spread strawberry cream cheese, then strawberry jam on top of a tortilla. Roll up and cut into slices.

  • Make biscuits shaped like hearts and serve with eggs.


Valentine Snacks

Make frozen yogurt bites shaped like hearts and flowers.

frozen yogurt bites

Shape homemade pretzels into heart shapes.

Raspberry Fruit Salsa with cinnamon chips

Valentine Dinner Menu Recipes

Try serving some of these fun Valentine recipes for kids at dinnertime or they are easy enough kids can put them together for their parents.

Individual Heart Shaped Pizzas
Pizza dough
Mozzarella cheese
Pizza sauce
Toppings of your choice
Divide pizza dough into balls according to the number of servings you will need. Shape dough into a heart shape by making a round circle and forming the top of a heart to the top of the pizza round. Make a point at the bottom. If you have a heart shaped cake pan you can use that also. Top with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice. Give this Valentine recipe more hearts by cutting pepperoni or ham slices into heart shapes or making heart shapes out of green or red pepper slices.

Heart Stromboli

Make a pizza stromboli recipe and shape it into a heart for a fun Valentine's Dinner. Serve with spaghetti or tomato sauce for dipping.

heart stromboli

Valentine Pizza Soup
8 oz. Can of sliced mushrooms
1 can black olives sliced
Pepperoni cut in small pieces
4 Cups water
Large jar of spaghetti sauce or homemade spaghetti sauce
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon basil
In saucepan add all ingredients together. You can add or omit any ingredients as you would like. Simmer on medium 15-20 minutes until warm. Serve with garlic bread.

checkmarkOne of our favorite soups for this holiday is Borscht. The red beets make the soup a bright red color and perfect for Valentine's Day. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top and the soup will turn pink once you stir it in, too!

borscht


Heart Meatballs
1 egg beaten
½ Cup Spaghetti sauce
¼ Cup bread crumbs, seasoned
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
1½ Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. With your hands shape meat into a heart. These will be much bigger than average size meatballs. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until done in the middle. (test with a meat thermometer)
It is rather easy to shape these into a heart shape and they are great placed on a mound of spaghetti or eaten as it is with a dot of red ketchup on the top. One of the easiest and fun kids Valentine recipes.


Heart Salad
Create a green tossed salad with whatever vegetables you'd like. Add some healthy Valentine hearts by cutting red peppers in half. Remove the seeds and cut out the core. With a small mini heart cookie cutter cut out hearts out of your red pepper halves. Toss into your salad. It is a lot of fun for those at dinner to find these red hearts.



Fun Valentine Recipes for Kids

Looking for some Valentine Dessert Recipes?


Do you need a heart shaped pan for a recipe but don't have one?

Try this idea. Bake your recipe in a 8x8 square pan and a circle pan. If you are making a cake, for example, once it has cooled and you take it out of the pan, turn it sideways to resemble a diamond. Cut the circle cake in half and place one half on each side at the top of the diamond. Once you frost the cake or decorate it, you will not be able notice any difference. Now you can create many Valentine recipes with this idea.


Have a Fondue Party-this is great fun for a Valentine Celebration.

fondue pot

Fun Heart Idea for your Valentine Recipes
Trace a heart shape onto a piece of tinfoil. Cut out the heart. Make a pizza or a spaghetti pie, place the tin foil heart in the middle of your dish and sprinkle with cheese all around the edges. Bake. Your valentine dish will come out looking very festive with a red heart (spaghetti sauce) in the middle and white around the edges (cheese).


For more Valentine ideas visit these pages:

Valentine Desserts
Homemade Valentine ideas
valentine fruit salad
See more easy ideas for making a fun Valentine's Day

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