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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mamas & Minis Collective - Making Healthy Valentine's Day Snacks with Your Toddler

On Me:  Leggings c/o // Sweater
On Leighton:  Leggings (old, love these!) // Top // Shoes c/o // Bow c/o

I told y'all it wasn't too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day!  Since Leighton isn't supposed to have sweets and overly sugary things because of her teeth defect she was born with, we don't give her candy.  And candy is usually a huge part of Valentine's Day in today's society.  We are trying to frame the holiday a little differently though so Leighton will think of it as a day for spending time with friends and family, showing people you love them and making a different kind of treat together - healthy snacks.  I'm excited to be teaming back up with my friends Lipgloss & Crayons, Sandy a la Mode and Chasing Davies for the Mamas & Minis Collective to show how we celebrate Valentine's Day with toddlers. 

Leighton and I spent last weekend together making heart shaped fruit kabobs, banana yogurt kabobs and heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  For the sandwiches, we used two different sized heart shaped cookie cutters.  I bought wheat bread and organic and sugar free peanut butter and strawberry preserves.  I used the large cookie cuter to cut out a heart of the bread.  Then I used the smaller one and placed it inside the large heart to cut a smaller heart.  This left a small heart about an inch wide that I used for the top layer.  Then I used the large cookie cutter to cut out a large heart, and I used that for the bottom layer.  Then I just spread peanut butter and jelly on them.  And since I had a small heart left over from the small cookie cutter, I just made her one piece with just strawberry preserves on it.  She loves strawberry!

For the fruit kabobs, I couldn't find any really small cookie cutters, so I just used my knife to make a v at the top of the each strawberry to make them into a heart shape.  Then I put them on the wood skewers along with blueberries and pineapples.  For the banana kabobs, just slice up some bananas, put them on a small skewer, dip them in a healthy sugar free yogurt and then dip in granola.  All of these snacks are really easy and quick to make.  And Leighton loved helping me cut out the heart shapes, skewer the fruit, and then of course sneak bites of everything while I was making it!  What kind of Valentine's Day traditions do you have with your family?  Make sure you stop by and check out how Carly, Sandy and Megan are preparing for Valentine's Day with their toddlers too!

13 comments:

Alyson Seligman said...

What a sweet post, and I love the idea of making fun "treats" with my kiddies for valentine's day. These are great -- I'm also not a huge fan of focusing on the candy aspect. Thanks!


alyson
www.themodernsavvy.com

Anna E. Fox said...

Such a cute way to make a festive snack for kids!

Sandy a la Mode said...

y'all are seriously SO adorable!!! we have the same heart cutter!!

The Blonder Life said...

Yall are the cutest! Everything looks so festive and fun!
So sweet to make all of that since she can't have any candy this Valentines Day!

xx, Jamie

Shira said...

These are such cute ideas! Also, omg it's crazy how big she's getting!

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Lee Anne said...

I LOVE these sweet treat ideas! Who needs candy anyways when you have these yummy treats instead...much better in my opinion!

XO
Lee Anne
www.lifebylee.com

Bella B said...

Aww my gosh how cute is this!!! those cute little sandwiches make me miss when my mom use to pack me lunch.

Dylan said...

Great alternatives to candy. More festive and taste better too.


Dylan
www.lifebydylan.com

Stephanie Whitman said...

This is such a creative idea to give to any kid - whether they typically eat candy or not. I know my nephews would love anything that has lots of blueberries or strawberries!

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

Anna Cobbs said...

Your daughter is seriously precious! I love her little dress with hearts. :)

] said...

What a cute idea! You and your daughter are so adorable!
Love your sweater!


xo, Steph
www.UrbanBlonde.com

Lexi said...

How cute is this!? Definitely going to have to make these with Scarlett. <3
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Stephanie // A SPARKLE FACTOR said...

Aww! How sweet. What a nice way to spend time together! I love Valentine's Day, it's one of my favorite holidays. Leighton looks so adorable in these photos! (As does her mama, duh!)

xx