I don’t know about you but by February I am completely over candy. I have thrown away so much candy from Halloween and Christmas. My daughter is having a Valentine’s Day party at school and I know it will be loaded down in sugar, so I am bringing some fresh, healthy, and fun food instead. I made these Be Mine Berry Pops and Cupid’s Caprese Arrows a couple of years ago for my son’s class. They were a hit, as I knew they would be! The addition of fruits and vegetables gave kids a nice balance of choices so they don’t go home on a sugar high.
Both of these recipes are so easy! I love the tomato hearts on the caprese arrows!
- Grape tomatoes, 1 container or 1 tomato per child
- Fresh Basil leaves, enough full leaves for the class plus extra for the pieces.
- Mozzarella sticks
- Medium length skewers
- Cut each grape tomato on a diagonal and set aside.
- Cut a mozzarella stick into 4 pieces.
- First, add a full basil leaf at the end.
- On each skewer, place a piece of cheese, a small piece of basil, 2 halves of 1 tomato to make the shape of a heart, another small piece of basil, and another piece of cheese.
Be Mine Berry Pops are so simple, you don’t even need a recipe! Please don’t use regular toothpicks for these. They aren’t sturdy enough. I got some flat and wide craft wood sticks at a craft store. This prevents getting poked by your kids, as well as holding up the strawberry. Simply cut the tops off of the strawberries, place a fresh blueberry on the stick and then the strawberry. Voila! I’ll even make a list for you.
Flat, wood craft sticks
This is simplicity at it’s finest, and I promise they will be a hit!
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!