HEALTHY VALENTINE’S DAY TREATS FOR KIDS

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love and let them know how much you care about them. What better way to celebrate than showering your kids with cool (and healthy) treats to eat! Your kids will remember the special little things you do for them. They’ll appreciate the thought and time you put into making their day truly unique as well as fun.

If you’re looking for healthy Valentine’s Day treats for kids, then our dentist has some great suggestions! Check out the 15 great ideas below:

1. MINI HEART SHAPED PIZZAS

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When you want to enjoy Valentine’s Day with a healthier twist, making a homemade pizza is a great way to have control over what goes into your food.

Top your pizza off with piles of veggies for added nutritional value and make sure your dough is whole wheat.

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2. CHOCOLATE COVERED CLEMENTINES

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Sugar may be something we want to avoid the majority of the time, but we often forget that nature has so many options for natural sugar sources that can serve as a replacement for dessert.

That’s why pairing some sweet clementines with tart dark melted chocolate is a delicious combination for you and your family on Valentine’s Day.

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3. DARK CHOCOLATE PALEO PANCAKES

Just because you want to be healthy on Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice chocolate! These paleo pancakes are made with you in mind and they do not disappoint.

The best way to enjoy these fluffy flapjacks is by chopping up some fresh fruit that tops off the pancakes perfectly with natural flavor.

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4. TOMATOES & BOCCONCINI

If you’re more of a savory person, this amazing yet simple salad looks like it’s made for Valentine’s Day while tasting absolutely amazing!

The contrast of the red and white with fresh green basil is the perfect side dish for a lovely Valentine’s Day supper of roasted chicken and some sweet potato.

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5. WATERMELON & STRAWBERRY VALENTINE’S KABOBS

Do you need to make a quick last minute treat for your loved one that doesn’t involve any artificial ingredients? Fruit is your best bet!

It’s colorful, sweet, and can be made into beautiful looking kabobs that taste even better than some chocolate (because come on, that dollar store chocolate is basically chalk).

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6. CUPID’S VANILLA BERRY SMOOTHIE

Starting your morning off with a high-quality smoothie that is packed with nutrients is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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7. FRUIT PIZZA

Do your kids suffer from an insanely strong sweet tooth but you are trying to keep them healthy in the midst of the Valentine’s Day hype?

This super sweet and creamy pizza is perfect for you! With the sweet and flavorful fruit mixed with the creamy and savory cream cheese, you’ll have everything you need for dessert tonight.

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8. VEGAN CHEESECAKE

Dessert can still be healthy without including any animal products in any way shape or form. The best part is this vegan cheesecake looks absolutely stunning!

Packed with flavor and tons of fresh raspberries, you will be able to enjoy this dish without any regrets — and may even have room for seconds!

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9. DETOX SMOOTHIE & CHIA PUDDING JAR

Maybe you celebrated Valentine’s Day last weekend and are detoxing from the delicious food you and your family indulged in a little too much!

This detox smoothie and chia pudding jar is perfect for Valentine’s Day when you want to keep moving forward with your body instead of setting it back into cheat day mode.

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10. BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES

Banana oatmeal pancakes are not only absolutely delicious, but they’re guilt-free as well! Packed with protein and fiber, these flapjacks will fuel you for your entire morning.

Top them off with some fresh fruit, a pinch of icing sugar and some real maple syrup for a breakfast that will absolutely not disappoint.

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11. SUGAR-FREE STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM GUMMIES

When you see all that Valentine’s Day candy sitting on the shelves at the grocery store, it can be easy to cave and buy them ALL.

Make your little ones these sugar free gummies that are so delicious and will make your kiddies forget all about those prepackaged gummies at the store.

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12. HEALTHY RASPBERRY DARK CHOCOLATE BARK

When your kids are just begging for chocolate and won’t let up, offer them this scrumptious chocolate bark that will fill them up with servings of fruit, protein, and healthy fats!

It doesn’t take long to make and the kids can help because the messier it is, the more delicious it will be to eat!

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13. YOGURT DIPPED OMBRE STRAWBERRIES

Does sugar make your kiddies a little crazy? Not to worry! When you are wanting to make chocolate dipped strawberries, try dipping them in yogurt instead!

This provides your little ones with a healthy snack that offers lots of vitamins with a splash of calcium and protein.

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14. VALENTINES DAY OVERNIGHT OATS & RASPBERRY CHIA JAM

Do you want to make your kids something special for breakfast on Valentine’s Day? These overnight oats with raspberry chia jam will knock your family’s socks off!

While it looks like a dessert, it will still provide your little ones with the energy they need from high fiber and high protein foods.

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15. POMEGRANATE SEED ICE CUBES

When you’re sending your little students off to school, pop some of these sweet ice cubes in their water bottles as they head out the door.

They will love the creative twist on ice cubes and will feel little extra love on Valentine’s Day!

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Source: http://www.forkly.com/food/healthy-valentines-day-treats-for-kids-9-great-ideas/

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