Valentine Recipes

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.
valentine recipes
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.

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Breakfast Valentine Recipes

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.
strawberry smoothie

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.
fruit flowers

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.
blueberry smoothie

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
Here are more crepe recipes including savory and sweet variations.

Simple Valentine Breakfast Ideas

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

  • Top a bowl of oatmeal or hot cereal with berries in a heart shape.
    oatmeal berry heart

  • Make biscuits or scones shaped like hearts.
    heart scones with berry jam

Valentine Snacks

Make frozen yogurt bites shaped like hearts and flowers.
frozen yogurt bites

Shape homemade pretzels into heart shapes.
pretzel hearts

Use heart cookie cutters to create heart sandwiches kabobs
heart sandwich kabobs

Spread strawberry or plain cream cheese, then strawberry jam on top of a tortilla. Roll up and cut into slices.
strawberry roll ups

Create this Heart Berry Toast with strawberry slices and banana slices cut out in hearts. Spread Nutella or peanut butter on a slice of bread and add berries and fruit.
nutella toast with fruit hearts

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 shaped pizza

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.
pizza soup

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!

Heart Meatballs

  • 1 egg beatenheart shaped meatball or hamburger
  • 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 or grill. (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.

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Fun Valentine Recipes for Kids


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

10 Heart Theme Ideas for your Valentine Recipes

You don't have to go all out for Valentine's Day. Here are some simple ways to add some love to your Valentine's meals. (or anytime of year!)

Heart Salad

  1. 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.
    heart shaped pepper

  2. 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).
    valentine pizza

  3. Use heart cookie cutters to make simple changes to everyday food.
    heart sandwiches

  4. Cut bread with a heart cookie cutter and make homemade croutons. Add to a favorite soup recipe.
    heart croutons

  5. Make an omelet and top with a ketchup heart.
    omelet with heart

  6. Prepare a sandwich into a delight with a peek a boo heart using cookie cutters and red jam.
    sandwich with jelly heart

  7. Create Valentine pancakes by pouring batter into a heart shape or pouring batter into a metal heart cookie cutter.
    heart pancakes

  8. Use cantaloupe, watermelon and pineapple to design a fruit salad filled with love.
    heart fruit salad

  9. Add a Valentine garnish with a cream drizzle shaped like a heart to a red bowl of soup like borscht or pizza soup recipe above.
    soup with heart garnish

  10. Start Valentine's Day with a heart egg breakfast.
    egg hearts

Looking for Valentine Dessert Recipes?
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Valentine Printable Games

heart and valentine coloring pages
Hearts and Valentine's Coloring Pages
heart mazes coloring
Heart Mazes Printables

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Valentine Desserts

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