Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trio of healthy treats. These recipes are packed with nutrition, flavor and more importantly, love. They’re not only delicious, they’re also whimsical and fun to eat as a lunch box treat or party snack.


This fun-fruity snack is perfect for after school or breakfast on the go.

  • ½ cup frozen fruit
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Heart-shaped molds or ice cube trays
  1. Chop frozen fruit into bite-size pieces.
  2. Mix frozen fruit, Greek yogurt and honey together.
  3. Add mixture to heart-shaped molds or ice cube tray and freeze at least 2 hours or until set.



Kids will have fun assembling these tasty “bow and arrow” kebabs.

  • Grape tomatoes
  • White cheddar cheese
  • Toothpicks
  1. Cut two grape tomatoes diagonally, then put the cut edges together to create a heart.
  2. Skewer each tomato heart and slide it to the middle of the toothpick.
  3. Trim one piece of cheese into a small triangle for the front of the arrow and another piece into a “v” for the back of the arrow.
  4. Add the cheese pieces to each side of the toothpick.



These mini sandwich lollipops are perfect for a lunchbox or a class party.

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Nut butter
  • Jelly
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Mini heart-shaped cookie cutter
  1. Using the bread, nut butter and jelly, make a sandwich.
  2. Cut the sandwich into heart shapes using the cookie cutter.
  3. Stick a pretzel stick in the bottom of each heart to create a lollipop.


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