Valentine’s Day Food Ideas for Your Family + Friends

Valentine’s Day is all about heart and one of the best ways to get there is through the stomach?! Food is magical and is often at the center of love + comfort ~ whether it’s a date, holiday dinners, taking food to someone, birthdays, etc food is another way of showing love! I’ve rounded up some great food ideas from Pinterest that will surely make someone feel loved and comforted!

(1)  Create a stunning stack of Heart-Shaped Buttermilk Pancakes layered with Nutella and topped with fresh berries. (via The Gunny Sack)
(2)  Your kids will give all the heart eyes to these Mini Emoji Pancakes, and they’re actually simple to make…you can even use frozen pancakes! (via hello, Wonderful)
(3)  Test your pancake making skills to create adorable Love Bunny Pancakes like these from the incredible food art Instagram account @cutechichai.
(4)  Get your creative juices flowing with fun Message Valentines Pancakes – all you need is a squeeze bottle (or make a piping bag out of a plastic baggie!) to write sweet notes like “Love You”, “Be Mine” or “XOXO”. (via The Lily Pad Cottage)
(5)  These super cute Valentine’s Day Cupid Arrow Pancake Kabobs prove that anything on a stick is just more fun. (via This Ole Mom)
(6)  But the easy-to-make pancake award has to go to these Strawberry Heart Pancakes – simply place sliced strawberries in your pancakes and voila, Valentine’s breakfast is served! (via Weelicious)
(1)  Your child will squeal with delight upon opening this Heart Eyes Emoji Bento complete with ham rose and heart-shaped cucumbers (made in our favorite PlanetBox Rover; via Wendolonia)(2)  Combine heart pancakes with strawberry yogurt and heart-shaped fruit for a Valentine’s Bento Lunch sure to please. (via Lisa Storms)
(3)  Or how about an All-Hearts Bento Lunch with some mini love sandwiches, strawberries and an apple filled with a fruit leather heart? (via Wendolonia)
(4)  Keep it classic with a Valentine’s Day Soup & Sandwich combo. (via Make Myself at Home)
(5)  These Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas are just a-dough-able! (via Sarah Hearts)
(6)  Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter will make these Heart Quesadillas completely cupid-worthy. (via Smart School House)
(7)  Perhaps too pretty to eat? (Fairy Sandwiches via Wendolonia)
(1)  We can’t get enough of the peek-a-boo strawberry hearts in these Cupid’s Cloud Parfaits. Use Greek Yogurt as an alternative to this recipe’s crème fraiche to make it more kid-friendly. (via Parents Magazine)
(2)  These Yogurt Dipped Ombre Strawberries make the prettiest snack…and are healthy to boot! (via Eat Yourself Skinny)
(3)  Low-fat yogurt and frozen fruit come together to create these Rainbow Frozen Fruit Yogurt Hearts – a show-stopping, good-for-you snack. (via hello, Wonderful)
(4)  Turn an ordinary fruit cup into a Love Bug Fruit Cup with only a few simple craft supplies. (via The Melrose Family)
(5)  Create an epic fruit masterpiece like this Cherry Heart Balloon creation from @cutechichai.
(6)  An edible marker makes these Valentine’s Day Fruits with Messages the most personalized snack of all…with no slicing or dicing involved! (via Cake Whiz)
(7)  Kids love to dip, so add some Valentine’s day flair with some strawberry yogurt and heart-shaped Apple Chips & Dip. (via Cooking With My Kid)
(8)  Or amp up the fun factor even more with these Fruit Heart Kabobs. (via Parents Magazine)
(9)  Super power your snack with a Larabar-esque recipe (Almond Date Energy Bars via Itsy Bitsy Foodies)

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