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Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 8:00 AM CST
Category: National Events

9 Candy-free Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Think outside the heart-shaped box this Valentine’s Day and serve snacks that are as nutritious as they are festive! Check out these party treat choices that offer low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables — many of which can even be assembled in the classroom.

  • Celebrate with fruits that are red, the unofficial color of Valentine’s Day:
    • apples, grape tomatoes, red grapes and red peppers.
  • Create a “pink drink” by blending strawberries and low-fat milk for a protein-packed, naturally sweet drink.
  • Serve freshly cut vegetables, whole-grain pita chips or crackers and low-fat cheese cubes to dip into tomato salsa.
  • Create “Banana Split Love Boats.” Split a peeled banana down the middle and top with low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt and sliced heartshaped fruit.