Foodista: 15 Valentine’s Day Lunches

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We’re excited to bring you another great article from POPSUGAR Moms, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their Valentine’s Day lunches for your little ones


Valentine’s Day is here — and one of the things mom can do to celebrate this love-filled day is to make a special lunch for her tot. Whether you’re packing a lunch box or serving your little one at home, these 15 super-sweet Valentine’s Day lunch ideas will have your kiddo head-over-heels by lunchtime!

Source: Flickr user buzzymelibee


Love Letter: Valentine’s Day Bento Lunch Ideas


Seal it with a kiss! Your kiddo is sure to appreciate a lunch box love note that she can eat, too — like this lunch sandwich that looks like a love letter.

Source: Bento Mama


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I Heart You: Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas


A healthy lunch filled with love! Mini heart-shaped sandwiches, accompanied by three heart-shaped muffin cups (with heart cantaloupe, heart strawberries, and “x and o” cucumbers) give a Valentine’s Day spin to a nutritious lunch.

Source: Bento Mama

Tic Tac Toe: Valentine’s Day Lunch Box


A sandwich is more than just a sandwich when it is also a game! This Valentine’s Day-themed Tic Tac Toe sandwich becomes fun with the addition of nori for the lines, Asiago cheese colored with a red food-safe marker for the hearts, and cheese for the X’s and O’s.

Source: Bento School Lunches

Valentine’s Day Pizza Lunch


A slice of love! Heart-shaped pepperoni — cut using small cookie cutters — are the perfect topping for a Valentine’s Day pizza.

Source:One Charming Party

Heart-Shaped Sandwich: Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas


Heart-shaped sandwich cutters — which you can purchase at your local grocery store — can turn your tot’s everyday lunch into something a bit sweeter, to fit the occasion. Halved strawberries — which look like hearts — and a heart-shaped muffin wrapper filled with heart-shaped candies make perfect sides for the main course!

Source: Lisa Storms



Love Notes: Valentine’s Day Lunch Notes



Send your love via a sweet Valentine’s Day-themed note in your tot’s lunch. Chickabug’s free printable notes.

Source: chickabug


Breakfast For Lunch: Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Idea


For the kiddo who prefers breakfast over lunch, prepare a sweet meal they won’t be able to resist. Heart-shaped pancakes, heart-shaped fruit, and strawberry yogurt make for a delicious breakfast-for-lunch lunch box idea!

Source: Lisa Storms



Message in a Sandwich: Valentine’s Day Lunch Box



Put all of those cookie cutters in your cabinet to use with a trio of “I heart u” sandwiches that will fill your tot’s heart with joy when she opens her lunch box on Valentine’s Day.

Source: Bento School Lunches

Be Mine: Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Idea


Fruit kebabs — made using plastic cupcake heart picks — and a sandwich with a heart stamp make a lovely Valentine’s Day lunch box idea — and nutritious, too!

Source: Lisa Storms

Jelly and Toast: Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas


Great for lunch or as an after-school snack! Heart-shaped toast and a little jelly or jam are an easy — and perfectly lovely — Valentine’s Day lunch idea.

Source: Makes and Takes


Love Lunch 



This love-filled lunch works in heart-shaped sandwiches, fruit, and chips!

Source: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

A Love-Filled Lunchbox


Bento boxes continue to be all the rage — and why not? When they’re filled with heart-shaped and love-themed sandwiches and fruit the kids will love them!

Source: Flickr user buzzymelibee




It’s a truly simple gesture, but these heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an easy way to add a little love to their lunchboxes.

Source: Crafterhours

Grilled Cheese Hearts and Tomato Soup


If the Valentine’s Day forecast is anything like today, a cup (or thermos) of warm soup could be perfect! So why not top it off with a heart-shaped grilled cheese to celebrate the holiday?

Source: Ziggity Zoom

A Hugs and Kisses Lunch


It’s a hugs and kisses lunch affair with this kiss-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some tortillas, and a wedge of cheese.

Source: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

How are you showing your little ones some love today?


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  • Cortney Jackson

    All great vegetarian ideas for food decorating for the holiday’s. I love it. I can’t wait to buy your book. You are such an inspiration to me Tori.

  • Guest

    Maybe I must TO PAY for ur book too))) I know you need more money, because you’re a very greedy person (you know, it`s true).
    What else can you DO, exept making children and spend money from the bank balances, remaining accumulation of your father, or her husband’s money, or money earned by the labor of others?

  • Jenny_Di

    Maybe I must TO PAY for ur book too))) I know you need more money, because you’re a greedy person (you know, it`s true).
    What else can you DO, exept making children and spend money from the bank balances, remaining accumulation of your father, or your husband’s money, or money earned by the labor of others?

    • tj

      Why must you be so harsh? We know nothing about her finances and it seems this blog IS what she can do. And if so, why not sell a book. I know I would. Oh and if you’ve ever bothered to read her previous books there is no money from her father, nor is her husband wealthy. She is self made and always had to be. She is very creative and that’s what provides for her family.

    • {b happy}

      Maybe you SHOULD learn English.