Healthy Valentine's Snacks and Treats - A Compilation

It's easy to make Valentine's Day an exception to your healthy rules.  Before you decide to do that, check out these recipes for desserts, meals and snacks!  And let's face it - if you have strawberries or heart shaped cookie cutter (and some in different sizes), you can make anything "valentines-y!"

  1. Valentine's Day Recipes from Super Healthy Kids
  2. Heart Healthy Valentine's Day Pinboard from Produce for Kids
  3. School Bites Healthy Valentine's Day Treats including a "Love Potion Smoothie," "Sweet Potato Cheddar Crackers"- Heart Shaped of Course and "Brownie Bites" made from raw almonds, cacao powder, dates and honey.
  4. Fun and Healthy Valentine's Day Snacks for Kids from Blog - Daily Mom
  5. Valentine's Day Healthy Snack from University of Nebraska Food version of a "chex mix" but with no chex

What is your favorite healthy Valentine's Day snack?


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