Just as you and your family begin to recover from the holiday party rush and start your healthy resolutions for the new year, along comes February; the month of candy hearts, chocolate flowers, and loads of sugar. This year, trade those artificial sugars for these healthy lovable alternatives.
Smoothies have become more and more popular in the foodie world, and for a good reason: they are jammed packed with fresh fruit and even hidden veggies. If your kids are fans of milkshakes then they will adore these. What better way to say I love you that a delicious pink, healthy smoothie! You can even let your kids get involved and choose their own ingredients becoming the master chef of the blender.
As a parent, easy snacks tend to be the best kind of snacks, and even more so when they are loaded with ingredients to keep your little ones strong and healthy. These heart apple sandwiches are just that: easy and healthy. Start with an apple, using a cookie cutter, make a heart in the middle and choose your own ingredients for filling, anything from peanut butter to coconut and granola.
- Pink Yogurt Bark
Anything that is pink and delicious is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This creative Valentine’s Day snack is a perfect way to say ‘I love you’ to your kids while sneaking in some fruit. Food and Beans shared this easy recipe, which is only four ingredients and five steps! Let your kids get creative and use their yogurt bark as a canvas to their imagination, spelling out love messages or drawing hearts with various fruits.
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Kids love chocolate, but chocolate isn’t always the healthiest option. With the help of School Bites, you can take your average chocolate cupcake and transform it into a healthy super cupcake. Your kids won’t even taste the healthy ingredients and these delicious, chocolate-y bite-size cupcakes will be gobbled right up.
Do you have an army of PB&J lovers? Try this loveable twist on the classic sandwich. Whip up your normal peanut butter and jelly sandwich and using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut your sandwiches into bite-sized heart pieces. For extra flair, add a piece of fruit or heart on the top of it.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean showering your loved ones with sugar and candies. This year, instead of candies try these healthy options that we are sure you and your kids will love.