DIY Valentine’s Day School Lunch Ideas

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and while I don’t do anything particularly celebratory with my husband, I do like to give my kids a little something to show them that I’m thinking about them as they head off to school.

I pack my kids’ school lunches every day, and so it is the perfect place to give them a little something special to open.  I try to keep the treats simple, so I’m not toiling away in the kitchen all over a school lunch, but here are a few easy treats to throw together that take almost no extra time at all, and your kids will have a lunch that brings a smile to their face.

Apple hearts:  Slice an apple into circle discs and use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the core out into hearts.  Pack in their lunch box for a special surprise.

Xs and Os:  Pretzel sticks make the Xs, held together with a dab of melted chocolate that has set, and grapes make the Os.

A Special Sandwich:  Use a large cookie cutter to cut a sandwich heart, or make biscuits for lunch and cut them into hearts before baking.

A jar of hugs and kisses:  I generally don’t pack sweets in the kids’ lunches, but what better day to give them something extra for being so sweet themselves?

Rice Krispies Treats hearts:  Rice Krispies Treats are an easy one to shape and mold into something special.  Make a heart or just mix in a few Valentine’s candies in the bar form to create a holiday treat.

Do you do anything special for your kids on Valentine’s Day?

Editor’s note: This post was written by Shaina Olmanson, author of the Food for My Family blog.

Posted on February 6, 2012, in Family, Mom Tips. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on DIY Valentine’s Day School Lunch Ideas.

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