6 Sweet & Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids
Celebrate the season of love with Valentine’s Day treats for your kiddos! From frozen banana bites to heart-shaped fruit skewers, these yummy creations pack more than a sweet punch. They’re chock full of vitamins and antioxidants that’ll fill little tummies and growing bodies. So let’s get creative and whip up a few sweet and healthy Valentine’s Day treats!
Frozen Banana Bites
Frozen Banana Bites are the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day! These bite-sized snacks are made with just two ingredients - ripe bananas and melted chocolate (a couple of picky eater favorites if you ask us!)
The bananas have a natural sweetness with the potassium, vitamin C, and fiber that parents love. And the chocolate, well that’s just the cherry on top! If your kiddos are open to it, consider dark chocolate as it's full of heart-healthy flavonoids.
To make these guys, simply slice ripe bananas, dip them in melted chocolate, and freeze until firm. The result is a tasty treat that’s packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Plus, they satisfy that sweet tooth without overloading on sugar – a perfect choice for Valentine's Day!
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too (or in this case, parfait!)? Yogurt Parfaits are a sweet, nutritious way to celebrate Valentine's Day. They’re made by layering yogurt, fruit, and granola in a cute jar. Or realistically, your kiddo’s favorite plastic cartoon cup. You can also top your parfait with nuts, chocolate chips, or even sprinkles!
The yogurt gives your kiddos a boost of protein and calcium, while fruit adds vitamins and antioxidants. For a festive touch, we recommend using red fruit such as strawberries and raspberries. Now grab a spoon and let’s dig in!
Heart-Shaped Fruit Skewers
What’s a holiday without a little fun? And that’s where Heart-Shaped Fruit Skewers come in. Because these treats aren’t just healthy, they’re fun to eat too! Simply cut fresh fruit into heart shapes and pop ‘em onto a skewer. Some of our fruit faves are strawberries, pineapple, and watermelon. The result is a colorful and playful snack perfect for your little valentine!
Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal
We’re putting a heartfelt spin on breakfast with Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal – the homemade kind! Simply cook your kiddo’s breakfast oatmeal and mix in sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey. Easy peasy. Bonus points if you cut those strawberries into hearts <3
Oatmeal is a great source of fiber, protein, and whole grains, while the strawberries and honey provide a boost of vitamins, antioxidants, and natural sweetness. And if you can, avoid the instant kind as it’s usually loaded with sugar!
Ruby Red Smoothie
Smoothies are a go-to for picky eater parents. They’re an easy way to get our kiddos to eat (or rather, drink) their fruits and veggies without the fuss. And this season of love calls for a vibrant, nutritious Valentine’s Day Smoothie! This sweet and creamy drink is made by blending fresh fruit and yogurt – we’re thinking strawberries, raspberries, or cherries for that Valentine’s Day touch.
The fruit provides a boost of vitamins, antioxidants, and natural sweetness, while the yogurt adds a dose of protein and calcium. But like oatmeal, yogurt is another one we gotta watch out for as it’s a favorite for hidden sugar.
And for Valentine’s Day dessert, we bring you Raspberry Sorbet. This creamy, icy treat is made by blending frozen raspberries with a squeeze of lemon. As you're blending, mix in a few tablespoons of cold water to help the sorbet come together. And if you’re feeling a little sweeter, toss a pinch or two of magical monk fruit for a sugar-free touch.
The bright red raspberries make this the perfect frozen treat for Valentine’s Day with all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants we love!
Happy Valentine’s (almost) Day!
We hope you have a fun-filled day with your little valentine! Let us know which recipes you whipped up by tagging us on Instagram @RenzosVitamins.