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Best Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas for Kids

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has started! With just a few weeks left, you must have started planning to celebrate the big day with your partner. However, don’t forget to plan something special for your tiny tots between all the preparations. Mommies, you can make your little one’s day by adding a sweet surprise to their lunch boxes on Valentine’s Day.

You may not have much time to prepare something elaborate for your kid’s lunch box in the morning. However, these sides are pretty easy and are worth the few extra minutes you will need to make them. Whether your child is at school on V-Day or eating with you at home, these adorable Valentine’s Day lunch ideas are simple and one of the best ways to say “I love you.”

1. Valentine’s Day Pizza Lunch

Foods for Valentine's Day. Miniature pizza at one bite, cheese and fresh vegetables.
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If your kids love pizza, then surprise them by packing one slice of pizza (with their favorite toppings) cut in the shape of a heart in their school lunch box. If you have some extra time in the morning, you can even bake mini heart-shaped pizzas for your little ones or cut one from a regular circle or square pizza from the previous night. Your kid’s face will surely brighten when they see this sweet gesture on Valentine’s Day.

2. Box of Love

Arrange stacks of crackers, cheese cut-outs, and heart-shaped fruits or sandwiches to create a “box of love.” Make sure to go with hard fruits like watermelon, strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, etc., so they don’t get squished when cutting them into different shapes. You can also toss in some of your kid’s favorite chocolates to make their mealtime fun. This Valentine’s Day lunch idea will also be perfect for kindergarteners.

3. Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Stack of pancakes with strawberry sauce and strawberries
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Amp up your kid’s lunch box with a heart-shaped pancake with strawberry sauce to make them fall in love with your cooking all over again. If you want to make the meal healthy, switch the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour or make oat and banana waffles for your kiddos. They will love to show them off to their friends during lunchtime this Valentine’s Day.

4. XOXO Valentine’s Day Lunch

Hugs and kisses are on the menu for your little mister/miss when you serve this simple yet sweet Valentine’s Day meal. Get their favorite fruits, cheese, or sweet treats and cut them into the shape of “X” and “O” with the help of a cutter before packing them into their lunch box. This doesn’t take time and is a great last-minute lunch idea to show your love to your kids this Valentine’s Day. You can even get XOXO candy toppings to add to their dip or yogurt.

5. Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine’s Day Lunch

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Toast, peanut butter, and conversation hearts make it okay for your kid to play with their food on Valentine’s Day. This is another excellent last-minute Valentine’s Day lunch idea for children. Moreover, you can switch the peanut butter and conversation hearts with a spread and chocolate of your kid’s choice. So, if your little one is a chocolate fanatic, why not present them with a toast slathered with Nutella this Valentine’s Day?

6. Cupid’s Arrows Fruit Skewers

Add paper hearts to fruit/veggie skewers for a fun lunch that is right on target. You can go with a single fruit/veggie or make it colorful by adding various fruits/veggies or cheese. If you want a quick snack for your kiddos this Valentine’s Day, this is the one because it is on theme and fills their little tummies just enough. While the paper hearts are a nice touch and make the skewers perfect for Love Day, ensure they are clean and don’t bleed any color into the food your kiddo will be consuming.

7. Fried Ravioli Hearts

Heart-shaped ravioli
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We all know kids love to eat fried foods, so pack some fried ravioli hearts for your kid’s lunch box on Valentine’s Day. You can even make mozzarella cheese hearts if your kids love cheese. The best part about this dish is that you can make these ravioli or cheese-filled hearts a day before, refrigerate them, and fry them the next day, saving time and effort in the morning.

8. Heart-Shaped Pitas With Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

What can be a better Valentine’s Day lunch for your kids than cute heart-shaped pitas with their favorite hummus? Your kids will dance joyfully in the school, looking at this sweet gesture.

So, which Valentine’s Day lunch ideas will you surprise your kids with? Do let us know in the comment section below!

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