Lil Edibles: Not Too "Sweet" Valentine's Treats

Today's Lil Edibles feature is about sharing ideas on how you can make some special Valentine's Day treats for your little one that won't send them into a "sugar-shock". I'm always looking for ways to make meals more appealing to my kids, while offering them healthier options and have found that it's all in the presentation! {at least in my house...if it looks good, it tastes good}

The first feature comes from Parents and showcases two really great (and healthy) breakfast or snack options. I just love these Healthy Heart Sweet Tarts {pictured left} that are simply mini pie shells filled with low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit! And how about these super-cute Heart Kabobs {pictured right}, made using your favorite melons and a heart-shaped cookie cutter! They even have a recipe for a citrus yogurt dip to go with them!

Now let's move onto lunch - I simply adore everything about this plentiful plate featured by Jill on her site, Meet the Dubiens. The soup is served in a heart-shaped bowl and even contains little heart cheese cubes. The apples were made by using a heart cookie cutter on a red and green apple and switching the cutouts to give them a little flair! For dessert, a cherry jello heart made using a silicone muffin liner.

For dinner, Brittany from One Charming Party has a great idea to add little pepperoni hearts to your favorite homemade pizza recipe! Just take a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to the pepperoni before you bake it and tell your kids it's made with {LOVE}!

For more inspiring ideas, please visit our Pinterest board Valentine's Day for Kids...

Waiting for Baby: Valentine's Day Inspired Baby Shower

Since we're almost into February, I thought it would be fun to put together a "virtual" Valentine's Day Baby Shower and share some of my favorite things that would make a lovely event!

I came across these really great Red & Pink Heart Valentine Shower Invitations from Lil' Duck Duck and throught they be a perfect fit for the Valentine's Day theme. They could also be used as Birth Announcements if you know of someone that is having a Valentine's Day baby, and are also available in blue!

How about  this {AMAZING} simple valentine's heart banner from Rebecca at Simple as That. Not only does Rebecca feature truly inspiring photography, but she has a ton of great simple craft ideas! You can get the full "how-to" on this heart banner by following this {link}.

Now...onto DESSERT! How yummy are these treats from Jamberry Bakeshop? Featured on the left are some scrumptious Carrot Cake Cupcakes with adorable personalized toppers, and on the right are some bite-sized delights - Cheesecake Pops covered in chocolate and sprinkles...

Now don't forget a shower favor for your guests! These darling Heart Shaped Tea Infusers from Beau-Coup are sure to make a practical, lovely gift!

I hope that you {HEART} these Valentine's Baby Shower Ideas! If you're looking for more ideas and inspirations, please visit my Pinterest board Valentine's Day for Kids!

Lil Edibles - For your Valentine

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite edible finds that you can make for your lil cupid! First up are two "hearty" ideas from Cute Food For Kids. Start your kids day with this adorable breakfast treat by simply using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and cooking the egg {on low temp} until done. You can even add some ketchup-swirled hearts for extra flair and use your left over bread and cookie cutter to shape some lovely jelly sandwiches for an afternoon snack!

I just couldn't resist sharing these adorable lil snacks from Family Fun. The watermelon and orange cupid hearts would be perfect for your child's classroom snack, and these hot dogs are just so FUN!

And...let us not forget DESSERT! This heart infused treat comes from Hannah at Made With Love By Me and the recipe to make this creative cupcake can be found {here}.

To see even more Valentine's Day inspiration and ideas, please visit our pinterest board Valentine's Day for Kids