Kid-friendly Valentine’s Day Food

Pink, red, and hearts. I compiled my food ideas and recipes that have a lovey-dovey Valentine’s day feel. They are all pretty simple to make, so don’t feel intimidated. 😄

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  1. Beet Pancakes

Would you try these beautifully pink pancakes for Valentine’s day breakfast? I used oven-roasted beet to achieve this gorgeous pink color. The pancakes in this photo were cooked in my Cuisinart waffle maker with pancake plates, which made the fluffiest pancakes with uniformly pink color without burning them. (I tried using a cast iron pan and a non-stick pan as well.) The best thing about this waffle machine is that the plates are removable, and you can do a thorough clean! I have tossed out several waffle machines before because I couldn’t get all the crumbs out of the waffle iron. So getting one with removable plates were a must.

Get the recipe here.

2. Korean style rolled omelette shaped into a heart

This recipe is inspired by Korean omelet called gyeran-mari. I added a bit of California flair with avocado and cheese. Get the details here.

3. Valentine’s Jarcuterie

These jar-cuteries are made with cantaloupe melon, prosciutto, babybel cheese, and raspberry yogurt pretzels. All you need are cute jars, small cutters, and fun skewers to make these fun treats.
Hello, Yummy inspired this idea to make Valentine’s treats in a jar. Check out their jarcuterie here.

4. Beet Muffins

Here’s another roasted beet recipe. I’ve shared this muffin recipe several times on my Instagram feed, and I got many positive reviews from moms. Don’t worry about the beet here; many kids who typically don’t eat beets have enjoyed this muffin. Isn’t the ombre effect in the middle just beautiful?

Get the recipe here.

5. V-day Fruit Bowl

I made this fun fruit bowl several years ago with watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, and kiwi. Kiwi gives a nice color contrast to this red fruit bowl.
See the details here.

6. Overnight yeasted chocolate waffles

You can make the batter the night before, and the next morning, you can enjoy crispy outside, airy inside, chocolatey waffles in a breeze. For special occasions, I use my heart waffle iron for my eldest. Sometimes, she demands it herself!

Get the recipe here.

7. Chocolate Granola and Yogurt

A simple and fun food art I made several years ago for Valentine’s day. Get the recipe here.

8. Beet Hummus

Beet hummus is our favorite hummus not just for Valentine’s day, but throughout the year. Roasted beet gives a nice earthy flavor to hummus. I have shared this recipe on my Instagram feed several times, and many moms have used it for baby-led-weaning as well.

Get the recipe here.

And you can find more fun food art tools on my Amazon Store. Scroll for this shoppable photo there.

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