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Healthy Heart Valentine’s Day Dessert Table

Healthy Valentine's Day Dessert Table - Project Nursery

Sugar overload on any holiday is easy, but Valentine’s Day is one that is particularly heavy on sweets and giant heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. On top of being the month of love, February is also American Heart Month—so what better way to show your tiny tots you love them than by showing them desserts can be tasty and healthy with these healthy Valentine’s Day treats?

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Some great options to get your desserts healthy:

Fruit on a stick: Cookie cutters can be used to make all sizes and shapes, and when it comes to kid food, everything is more fun when you put it on a stick.

Artistic apples: Carve a little picture into the skin of an apple and douse with lemon juice to keep from browning.

Dark chocolate-drizzled rice cakes: You can buy these at the store; they’re much better for you than a cookie, and you still get the crunch and chocolate cravings satisfied.

Yogurt parfaits: Mix up some yummy berries, and layer with granola and plain yogurt for a yummy treat.

High-fiber cereal: Make this a treat by serving it in a creative way, like out of a cone or small box. Mix with dried cranberries or raisins for a little more interest. Quaker just came out with a cereal, Whole Hearts, shaped like hearts that is packed with fiber and protein; it makes for a great little snack food addition to the dessert table.

Dark chocolate-dipped strawberries: Decadent yet good for you, dark chocolate has less sugar and is known for its health benefits in small quantities, like in a thin coating on a sweet, ripe strawberry.

Fruit smoothies: Throw whole fruit, yogurt, OJ and some ice in the blender and puree. Serve out of decorated bottles to make it fancy.

Healthy Valentine's Day Treats - Project Nursery

Healthy Valentine's Day Treats - Project Nursery

So be creative, and look for some healthier alternatives to the typical Valentine’s sweets this year to grow healthy little hearts!

Healthy Valentine's Day Treats for Kids - Project Nursery

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Paula is a party-loving mom of two terrific kids living on the sunny beaches of Melbourne, Florida. She is the woman behind the frog at Frog Prince Paperie, a printable party shop and blog dedicated to making parties magical!
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  1. Courtney says:

    I love all of these ideas! I will definitely be incorporating some into my son’s kindergarten class party.

  2. This is really really cute! and I love that it’s doing double duty about heart disease awareness. Love the parfaits, yum!

  3. Super cute ideas! Love it!

  4. Wow! Great Ideas! Those pictures just made me hungry… lol.

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    I didn’t know lemon juice can keep the apple from oxidizing and turning brown. Wow. Thanks for that tip!

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  9. Sandra says:

    This is great Paula, I’ve been thinking that a healthier dessert table is in order as well. Very cute ideas!

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