February means Valentine’s Day! Remember last year I posted the snack plate full of heart-shaped treats? Well a few weeks ago The Miracle Momma blogged an awesome post “40 Easy Valentine’s Day Recipe’s” and guess what? Yep, she included my little plate of happy heart’s and even titled it the “Happy Hearts Snack Platter”! (see #32 on her FABULOUS list!)
I LOVE the kids getting so excited about Valentine’s Day and HEARTS because it is such a great opening to talk about heart health and what will keep our hearts healthy, happy and strong for years to come! February is American Heart Month so use healthy foods in the shape of hearts and find fun heart-healthy snacks to facilitate the dialogue in your home.
Some of the items The Miracle Momma has on her list I wouldn’t feed my kids and feel right calling it “healthy”, but they are all cute ideas! Here are the ones I plan to borrow!
#7 Heart-Shaped French Toast -Make a healthy version of french toast and get that large-sized cookie-cutter out…easy and fun! Top with strawberries and raspberries!
#14 Heart-shaped Egg & Toast -no explanation needed
#16 Heart-shaped crepe – Yum!
#17 Yogurt-dipped Strawberries – This is GENIUS, I am going to try it this week!
#19 Heart-shaped Hard Boiled Eggs -cute, and clever for those crafty Momma’s
#23 Hearty Lunch -more use for your cookie cutters
#27 mozzarella & Tomato Salad for kids – I like this, but thinking bigger tomato slices and the fresh mozzarella cut into hearts might be cool
#29 Fruit Pizza – a lot of things come to mind from this idea!
#36 Dark Chocolate Walnut Pomegranate Clusters -UMMM…HELLO! Delish!
Another GREAT Article is from The Family Kitchen; “Heart-Shaped and Healthy: 13 Valentine’s Day Surprises for Kids”