This article is all about discovering heart-shaped foods your kids will love to eat. Why? Because it’s fun to mix it up in the kitchen every now and then. I love cooking for my family. I do my best to provide them with a variety of flavors and textures in order to expand their palates. My husband and I are adventurous eaters, and we want to expose our four children to how fun eating can be.
So why not make feeding your family an adventure!
I know cooking for kids can be challenging. But presentation is a big deal. So I thought it would be fun to create a list of fun heart-shaped foods your kids will love to eat!
You can make these items for Valentine’s Day or on any given day to show your kiddos how much you love them. (I know mine always get a kick out of me doing something fun with their food).
Let’s get started!
Here’s a List of Heart-Shaped Foods Your Kids Will Love to Eat
Cupid Arrow Pancake Kabobs
I found this adorable kabob idea from This Ole Mom. Who doesn’t love pancakes?! You can easily serve this recipe for breakfast or make it for dinner. I love that it incorporates fresh fruit. You can use your favorite pancake recipe or keep it simple by using frozen waffles. Be sure to grab a set of heart-shaped cutters and skewers if you don’t have any on hand:
Easy Heart-Shaped Mini Pizzas
This pizza recipe from Growing Up Gabel really is easy! It requires just three ingredients plus the heart-shaped cutters I linked above. You can purchase fresh dough from your local grocery store (check the bakery department). Add a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. And let those little hands get involved! I’m sure your kids would enjoy rolling out the dough and using the cutters to shape their mini pizzas. They can even help add the sauce, cheese, and toppings.
Make it “Mexican Food Night” with these fun quesadillas. What a fun spin on regular quesadillas! This recipe from The Keeper of Cheerios calls for ground beef and cheese, but you can choose chicken or vegetarian depending on what your family prefers. Add salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and make it a fiesta for your kiddos!
Heart-Shaped Mini Pot Pies
I’m a sucker for rich and savory pot pie. My family is pretty happy when I make this recipe also. Pork and Beans has a recipe that showcases individual servings, which make it fun and extra yummy because everyone gets plenty of crust around the sides and top. Simply prepare these mini pies in a heart-shaped, oven-safe dish to add a little flare to this hearty dish. You can snag a set for yourself below:
Rainbow Fruit Frozen Yogurt Hearts
These yogurt hearts look so yummy! This recipe from Hello Wonderful will delight your child’s eyes and taste buds. It’s definitely a fun and nutritious snack! You will need a heart mold to make these treats, which you can grab below. You can choose between different quantities based on your family size (and how many you want to make at one time). I love silicone molds because they’re super easy to pop out the treats without making a mess.
Homemade Cheese Crackers
My kids love goldfish crackers, so when I saw this recipe from Bren Did, I knew I had to give it a try. I can’t wait to bake up this savory goodness. If you have the heart-shaped cutters of varying sizes, use the smallest one to make this crunchy snack.
French Toast Churro Bites
My mouth started watering when I first saw these French toast churro bites. I mean, what’s not to love about decadent French toast rolled in cinnamon sugar! Head over to Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts for the full recipe. I can’t wait to make these!
Heart-Shaped Snack Board
My kids love when I prepare a charcuterie board with a variety of snacks. Over at Foxes and Lemons, I’m inspired to take this heart-shaped snacking to the next level with a variety of vegetables, fruit, meats, and cheeses…and of course I can’t forget the delicious dipping sauces to complement these items. This is a fun and easy way to encourage healthy eating.
This list of heart-shaped foods your kids will love has been fun to compile.
The Possibilities are Endless!
What should you do with the leftover skewers and the heart-shape cutters? Put them to good use when you pack your kids’ school lunches or prepare their afternoon snack. Heart-shaped sandwiches, heart-shaped fruit skewers…I think I’ve written “heart-shaped” too many times to count by now. But you get the idea! I hope these ideas have inspired you to have fun in the kitchen with your family!