Saturday, 4 February 2012

Valentine Fun Food Ideas

I LOVE to make fun food for my kidlets. Food does not need to be complicated to be fun, all you need is a little imagination and you are good to go. I find it easier if I start with a theme or a colour. From there, the sky's the limit! Here are a few Valentine dishes we have made in the past & more recently.


These are heart shaped French Toast. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the bread before you dunk in your egg mixture. Try adding 1/2 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg to your egg mixture if you haven't tried this in the past, it's yummy! Tangerine pieces placed like hearts and some yogurt. That's it for this dish!














These are heart shaped pancakes. Make your pancake batter and place in a zipper lock bag. Cut a small hole in one corner of the bag and you have your very own pancake dispenser. You can make any shape this way. Make sure your pan is hot and start with your outline first and then fill in the middle. Add some icing sugar and syrup for your love.













Heart shaped Ham & Cheese Sandwich. Again, using cookie cutters, of two different sizes. I put purple lettuce leaves on top to make the heart pop better. Sandwich shapes of any kind are always a big hit.



This is a chicken & tomato wrap. I flattened the bread with a glass and cut the crust off. Then I used the trusty cookie cutter to make the hearts down the center. I stuffed it and sealed it close with some butter. I used the same cookie cutter to cut out the heart on the round cheese, and added some pink marshmallows for a treat. Tiffany over at Cute Food For Kids makes amazing things with these round cheese's.








And lastly, some veggies. I used a tiny heart shaped cookie cutter and cut hearts out of carrot dollars and placed all pieces in lunch. Kidlets will have fun trying to put the pieces back together as well as eating them.




Hope you can try some of these ideas out. Happy Valentines Month! ;)





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38 comments:

  1. Adorable ideas! My kiddos would love the sandwiches :) xoxo

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  2. Great ideas!! Such a fun way to incorporate Valentines with food and the kiddies :)

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  3. I was wanting to do a fun with food Valentines too. Love your ideas.

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  4. love your food ideas all look like great treats to me
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  5. I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic tonight. Stop by and grab a button:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/02/15-awesome-valentine-projects.html

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    1. http://www.lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com/2012/02/surprising-day-thank-you.html

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  6. What great ideas!! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday! We hope you will share with us again this week!

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  7. I love all of these ideas and that they are wholesome! Please link up to Foodie Friday

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    1. All linked up and following Becky! Thanks for the invite. I try very hard to make sure my kidlets are eating healthy balanced meals at every meal. They are fruit and veggie lovers and I couldn't ask for much more than that ;)

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    2. I have also added you to my 'Where I like to Party' Page ;)

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    3. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by too! It's not just luck that your kids are fruit and veggie lovers. You obviously made sure they truly appreciate fresh and real foods. That's great!

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  8. I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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    1. Thanks Jill, I'm all linked up and I added you to my party page. Thanks again for the invite, I'm really just over the moon around here.

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  9. Thats awesome all the v day food!!!! I keep thinking on the 14th I will have to come up with something. Thanks for the ideas :)

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  10. cute!!! dropping by from make the best of everything!!! newest follower!!

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    1. Thanks Kristen, Welcome! Going to check out your blog, thank you for saying hi!

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  11. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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    1. Lindsi, I have been trying to link to your site but I am having trouble. I can' seem to view or post or comment. I'll keep trying. Thanks again for the invite!

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    2. All linked up Lindsi!! Thank you for the invite, off to roam your blog. I LOVE the title of your blog! *Hugs*

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  12. So cute! Love this & your blog. I look forward to reading more. I am your newest follower and would appreciate it if you took a moment and stopped by my blog and followed me back! Thanks! http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, that's very sweet of you! Welcome! Coming over to check out your blog! Thanks for leaving a comment ;)

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  13. I love all your creative heart foods! What fun! Thank you so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

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  14. I think the heart-shaped ham sandwich is my favorite!! Love all those hearts--so festive! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  15. So much fun playing with hearts! Everything looks delicious :) Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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