The Best Valentine’s Lunch Ideas for Preschoolers
We would not miss the opportunity to share some yummy holiday recipes for your preschooler. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we know your little one will fall in love with these lunchtime treats. From heart-shaped pies to ‘Bee Mine’ Bento Boxes, we’re head over heels for these delicious snacks and Valentine’s lunch ideas!
Mini Jam Heart Hand Pies
This adorable recipe from ‘Hello, Wonderful’ is equal parts cute and yummy. Hand pies are the perfect size for your little ones’ lunchtime bite. With only two ingredients needed, it’s no wonder this is one of our favorite valentine lunch ideas.
Bee Mine Bento Box
We’re buzzing with excitement over this Bee mine Bento Box idea from ‘Eats Amazing’! To create the Bumble Bee sandwich, use a circle cookie cutter for the base of the bee and a heart-shaped one to create its wings. The recipe suggests using both wheat and white bread to make your bee stand out. For more on this recipe bee-sure to click the link above.
Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas
Who doesn’t love pizza? Your little one will swoon over these heart-shaped cheese-y delights from ‘Sarah Hearts’. All you need to create this adorable lunchtime bite is a heart-shaped cookie cutter, pizza dough, cheese, and sauce. You can make your child’s pizza as healthy as you wish, opting for organic ingredients instead. In just under 30 minutes, you’ll have the perfect batch of mini-heart pizzas and one of the yummiest Valentine’s lunch ideas.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Sandwich
Ok, we might be preferential towards the strawberry recipes but who could resist a treat that’s so sweet? Your preschooler will delight over what is truly one of our favorite Valentine’s lunch ideas. All you’ll need to create your strawberry sandwich is a bread of your choice, fresh strawberries, and cream cheese. To make this extra special, mom-blogger ‘My Fussy Eater’ suggests tying your sandwich with valentine themed parchment paper and string.
Heart-Shaped Pot Pie
If you are feeling extra creative, this Valentine’s lunch idea works great for lunchtime or even dinner. Another healthy choice that your preschooler will love, the pot pie also happens to be Gluten-free. There are more than a few ingredients needed to make these adorable pot pies, so we will leave it to mom-blogger ‘Fork and Beans’ to explain in the link above!
Snack-Time is the Best Time!
Strawberry Breakfast Bites
This Valentine’s lunch idea is more in the breakfast snack category but can make for a great afternoon treat for your preschooler. Why is this perfect? Well for starters it’s allergy-friendly, dairy, wheat, egg, and nut-free. Besides that, it is incredibly simple to make. Just follow the instructions in the link above and you’ll have a snack that you are sure to want to share with your little one.
Raspberry Vanilla Popcorn
For a treat that’s equal parts sweet and yummy, this Valentine snack recipe idea is sure to do the trick. Your preschooler will love this as an afternoon munching snack. What’s even better is that it only takes 3 minutes to make! All you need for this recipe is a brown paper bag, popcorn kernels, honey, vanilla, and freeze-dried raspberries. For the quick and easy steps, click the link above.
Emoji Fruit Salad
We wanted to use emojis to describe how much we love this Valentine snack idea but we’ll jump right over to the how-to. All you need to do to create this fun and healthy treat are pineapple rings or circular mango slices, watermelon, and apple. With the mango or pineapple as your base for your emoji face, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to turn your watermelon into heart eyes. Lastly, add your apple slices to create the perfect smile. Your little one will love this fun and delightful snack!