Valentine’s Day Treats!

Valentine’s Day is this Friday…..don’t forget to serve some delicious treats at your Club! Although chocolate, candy and other sweets are tradition for this Holiday, there are some great yummy nutritious alternatives to these. See below for Kids Eat Smart’s favorite Valentine’s Day treats!

Hearty French Toast

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat breadvalentine.pic.2
  • Egg
  • Skim milk
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Strawberries

Instructions:

Beat an egg in a low bowl.  Add about ¾ cup milk per each egg used and stir. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes from the center of bread slices.  Dip bread pieces into egg mixture and cook on medium heat until lightly brown. Garnish with cut strawberries and maple syrup (optional)

Recipe adapted from: www.parenting.com;

Photo from: www.ZiggityZoom.com

Lovely Banana Split

Ingredients:vday.pic1

  • 1 banana
  • 1 strawberry, washed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp greek or plain yogurt
  • Unsweetened dark chocolate (optional)

Instructions:

Place a peeled banana on a plate.  Top with yogurt and strawberry slices.  Grate a fine dust of dark chocolate on top using a carrot peeler or grater.  Multiply the recipe to make one banana split per child.

Recipe adapted (and photo) from: http://school-bites.com/healthy-valentines-day-treats-school-party/)

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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