Any time a holiday rolls around, you can be guaranteed that sugared-up treats aren’t far off. In my humble opinion, sugar and babies don’t mix.
Which is why I’m always on the hunt for nutritious treats that will put a huge smile on my little ones’ faces without the worry.
Enjoy my finds and have fun whipping something up for your own munchkins!
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Little mini calzones in the shape of hearts? Toddler and big kids will rejoice in the yummy cuteness.
Get the recipe via Make Zine
Apple Hearts & V-Day Dip
A sweet little snack idea!
Get the instructions and recipe for the dip via Babble
X O Pancakes
Love this idea! I’m a big fan of making shapes out of pancakes, as are my toddlers. I love that a toddler can help do this one in the kitchen , I can’t wait to try it out with my eldest (3)
Get the recipe and instructions via Cooking With My Kid
So easy, yet so awesome. Brilliant idea!
Get the instructions via Recipe by Photo
Pizzas With Heart
If you have toddlers, then you have munchkins that love pizza. The options for toppings are endless. I know mine would love ham, broccoli and pineapple.
Get the recipe and instructions via Once Upon a Cutting Board
Heart Shaped Egg
Another easy, yet ridiculously cute idea for any day really!
Get the instructions via Anna The Red
I’m loving all of these simple ideas, making themed recipes and snack ideas approachable for all!
Learn more via Cool Mom Picks
Heart Shaped Potatoes
So. Stinkin’. Cute. And yummy.
Get the recipe and instructions via Haniela’s
Heart Shaped Ravioli
Pretty sure I’ve seen these before at the grocery store if you aren’t into making it from scratch, but the recipe is quite easy. Just sayin’.
Get the recipe via Annie’s Eats
Heart Shaped Carrots
Steam them on their own with some butter and salt or honey an mint – or add them into a soup or stew! Little ones will love it.
Get the tutorial via Recipe by Photo
Heart Shaped Melon Kabobs
A small plastic, heart shaped cookie cutter will get you far in life. It’s been my favourite thing this week for making all sorts of heart shaped goodies.
Get the tutorial via Munchkins & Mayhem
Heart Shaped Sushi
Everyone will be happy with this one. So darling.
Get the recipe and instructions via Holly’s Helpings
Heart Shaped Chicken Pot Stickers
YUM! Yes, you have to share these with your little ones.
Get the recipe via Babble
Artisan V-Day Bread
Heart shaped pretzels FTW! A great choice for teething babies (stage 3 eaters and up) and toddlers.
Get the recipe via Artisan Bread in Five
Valentine's Day Breakfast
We just made our own version of these for lunch and they were a big hit with our 16 month old and 3 year old. Okay, we loved them too.
Get the instructions via Cute Food for Kids
Heart Shaped Lunch
Perfect for a little one who’s off to daycare for the day or for those who stay at home.
Get the instructions via Lisa Storms
Sweet Potato Heart Crackers
Oh, a most delicious and nutritious snack / side dish for little eaters! I’m thinking that the hummus recipe up ahead would be a perfect dipper for these.
Get the instructions via Babble
I know what you’re thinking. No way my baby or toddler will eat that. Just give it a try – you may be surprised. My little loves can’t get enough hummus.
Get the recipe via Babble
Heart Shaped Beets
I’d wager that these would work well baked up as chips as well! Delicious adorableness.
Get the instructions via Fly Away Vegan
More Heart Shaped Sushi Awesomeness
Please. Give me heart shaped sushi every day.
Learn more via Studio Nihon