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Healthy Valentine Snack

Red Bell Pepper Valentine Treat

Someday I’m going to live in an awesome house where I don’t need to put food on grass to get a good picture…Someday

Guess what!? Cute Valentine Snacks

don’t have to stick to your Butt!

Red bell peppers shaped into hearts make a darling healthy Valentine snack.  Who says that Valentine snacks need to be loaded with sugar, fat, and high-fructose (public enemy number 1) corn syrup?  They don’t, they really, really don’t.  (Daughter’s first grade teacher says it’s a no-no to use a repeated word, but this needed two reallys, really).  Have you ever seen a healthy Valentine snack?  I haven’t.  And to be honest with you, it makes me angry.  Cause I’m off sugar people, and everyone else should be off sugar too, because pinterest taunts me with valentine snacks and treats.

I hereby declare war on sugary Valentine Treats

*asterisk* although I will be posting a valentine idea that includes a very unhealthy boxed baked good, but just know, I won’t be eating it.  Two sides of my mouth–I’m talking from both of them, I know.

My kids think veggies taste better when

they’re presented in a cute way

This one is true, no asterisk.  I don’t know why this is.  Maybe because we eat with our eyes before our mouths??  I’ll have to ask my brother child-psychiatrist this question some day.  Anyhoo.  Red bell peppers are RED, that is, NATURAL red.  Not the artificial red that some circles believe contribute to hyperactivity in children.  This is Mother-Earth-Painted fresh stuff from the ground.  So here is how you make your healthy Valentine snack.

 

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Step Two

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Step Three

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Step Four – Arrange prettily on a plate

Step 5 -Stuff them in your face without feeling like a disgusting human being.

They’re healthy everyone!

 

You may say, Hey, that’s a huge waste of Red Bell Peppers!  I’m not doing that!  And to that I say, eat the scraps–throw the scraps on a salad.  OR, STUFF THEM IN YOUR FACE, They’re HEALTHY EVERYONE!! 

5 Comments
  • Katelyn F
    February 3, 2014

    Ha ha. You are hilarious! Love the idea though! Now to buy a heart cutter… Found this on the HDYDI link up. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin
      February 3, 2014

      YAY! thanks for stopping by!

  • Christina
    February 3, 2014

    This is a great idea, and easy to do. Anything my girls can dip, and we are good!
    Found this on the HDYDI link up. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin
      February 3, 2014

      I know, dippables are a must. AND is STILL doesn’t guarantee that mine eat their veggies. AGH!

  • Pam
    February 6, 2014

    What a great way to get the kids to eat healthier snacks! I am featuring you today as the Dare to Share Feature of the Day.. Thanks so much for linking up, and I can’t wait to see more of your posts.

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