Celebrate the 14th with healthy Valentine’s Day snacks and treats that are easy, fun, and so yummy. These are super fun Valentines for toddlers and the rest of the family too!
Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks and Treats
Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday to start small traditions with the kids that you can look forward to year after year—and an easy tradition to stick with is making a fun Valentine’s Day snack!
These healthy Valentine’s Day ideas are great for a toddler Valentine since they are easy to make and fun to share.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
With simple ingredients, zero cooking, and a method that takes about 2 minutes total, this Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a healthy dessert to share with the kids. It’s also low in added sugars and yet super creamy and so delicious!
This is best on the day you make it, though you can store it in the fridge for 24 hours in an airtight container. If any liquid separates out, simply stir it up.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
With just a few simple ingredients and a super easy method that the kids can help with, these Chocolate Sugar Cookies are a healthy dessert to share with the kids. We love them plain, but you could even add icing if you want!
Like a cross between an animal cracker and a sugar cookie, these less sweet cookies are easy to make with the kids. The amount of cookies you can make from one batch will depend on how large your cookie cutters are.
Healthy Chocolate Cake
This super easy stir-together healthy Chocolate Cake is a cinch to make and it has less sugar than traditional cakes. Maybe “healthier” is a better set up, but whatever you call it, it’s so darn good! (P.S. It happens to be vegan!)
Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies
With slightly less sugar than a classic cookie, but the flavor and texture you expect, this is a great recipe to make for the entire family to share. Or to bring to a classroom Valentine’s Day party!
Classic loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with lower sugar for the whole family. Choose your add-ins based on the kinds you like!
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes
This recipe for classic cupcakes is a perfect Valentine’s treat. And you can make slightly pink frosting, which many little kids I know would adore!
This recipe was updated Jan 12, 2021. Comments from before that are from an old version of this recipe. Significant testing and improvements have been made!
Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Moist, fluffy, and chocolatey, these lower sugar chocolate cupcakes are another easy Valentine’s Day treat. Top them with red or pink sprinkles to make them extra special.
This recipe makes a dozen modest-sized cupcakes or 9 more standard cupcakes. I like the smaller ones for younger toddlers who may not need or be able to eat a larger serving.
Homemade Chocolate Yogurt Gummies
With just three ingredients, this recipe for heart shaped gummies is a perfect party food! You can make a batch in minutes and the kids will love getting to snack on homemade gummies that taste like chocolate milk. These are a healthy heart-shaped snack to keep around at this time of the year.
Chocolate Protein Muffins
Rich and chocolatey, but packed with nutrition from veggies and fruit, these moist muffins would also make a healthy Valentine’s Day treat for school since they are nut-free.
These simple blender muffins pack a serious nutrition punch and are dairy-free, with a nut-free option. I prefer the flavor of these once they are fully cooled and chilled in the fridge.
Sweet Potato Brownies
These easy Sweet Potato Brownies are one of our favorite homemade treats to share. The batter comes together easily (and without any fancy equipment!) and the results are so fudgy-perfect. Yum!
Plan to make the sweet potato ahead of time or use canned puree. Otherwise, this one-bowl recipe is super simple!
Whole Wheat Raspberry Waffles
Add a little pink to your waffle routine with this simple recipe! Sure, these are great for breakfast, but they also make a fun snack.
I use whole milk in this recipe since that’s what we usually have in the fridge. 2% would be fine as well, or really any nondairy milk.
I love to blend lots of healthy fats, veggies, and fruits into Chocolate Smoothies to fuel the kids any time of the day.
Be sure to blend this super smooth for the best texture. Use any or none of the optional ingredients. See the Notes for how to make this with regular milk.
Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Pops
Blend up a simple yogurt and fruit mixture, freeze overnight, and serve fun and festive pink and red Valentine’s Day treats!
With bright berry flavor and a creamy texture, these freezer pops are a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack. If making these for a baby, omit the optional sweetener.
No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
With an easy method and a result that tastes like brownie batter, these cookie bites are a fun treat to share.
Raspberry Lemon Donuts
These cake-style doughnuts are bursting with bright lemon flavor and raspberries. We like to drizzle them with a simple yogurt frosting!
Made with a nutritious, yet straight-forward ingredient list, these super yummy Chickpea Blondies are a favorite dessert to share. Plus, you’d never know there are chickpeas inside!
These blondies are packed with just-sweet-enough flavor and nutrition. I prefer these chilled, but see what you think!
Favorite Strawberry Milk
Learn how to make the BEST homemade strawberry milk with simple ingredients and very low added sugar. With vitamin C and protein!
You can make this with fresh strawberries or freeze-dried ones, depending on what you have on hand or access to. The version with freeze-dried berries tastes more similar to store bought strawberry milk; the one with fresh berries tastes more like fresh strawberries!
A heart-shaped cookie cutter, fresh strawberries, and paper lollipop sticks are all you need to make this fun Valentine’s Day snack! From Food Kids Love on Instagram.
Fruit Sticks are one of my very favorite ways to help the kids find fruit more fun—especially when they’re reluctant to try new things…or even fruits they liked last week! This is an activity and snack the kids can help make too with any colors for Valentine’s Day.
You can use any fruit that the kids like in these, though I most often do it with fruit that’s lingering in the fridge…it always helps that fruit suddenly become more fun! You can make as few or as many as you like—adjust the quantity of fruit as needed.
These Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes have super yummy fruit flavor, are a great option for a first birthday or toddler birthday, and are the prettiest pale shade of pink!
This recipe was updated in February 2021 to increase the amount of cupcakes from 9 to 12. You can make the strawberry puree up to 3 days ahead of time to make this easier.
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I’d love to know what you do on Valentine’s to celebrate, so please comment below to share!
This post was first published February 2019.