Let’s be honest. Valentine’s and candy? They go together like … Christmas and trees, like Thanksgiving and turkey, like…
Okay but, we know most candy is full of sugar (unless it’s candy with xylitol!), and saturated fats. Not good for growing children.
What about getting more creative with your Valentine’s snacks this year? If you’re bringing treats in to your child’s class, here’s some health conscious ideas:
1. Replace candy with Earth’s Best products:
- Letter of the Day Cookies : Great tasting way for kids to learn their ABCs AND no hydrogenated oils, no trans saturated fats, no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
- Sunny Days Snack Bars: Individual wrapped bars filled with the juicy flavor of fresh-picked apples inside a wholesome cereal crust are perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts for classmates.
- Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies: Show a little love on-the-go this Valentine’s Day with an Earth’s Best Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie packed with calcium.
2. Make gifts that are budget-friendly and repurpose old containers:
- Creative Planters – Decorate any size Earth’s Best jar with ribbon or construction paper (have your child choose their favorite colors!) Then fill the jars with soil, add the flower bulb of your choice!
- Upcycled Fabric Heart Matching Game – use your old boxes and some craft supplies to create a fun game for kids! Can be stored inside a baby food jar!
- Baby Food Jars of Snax – Wash jars of any size and paint each individual’s name on them (or you could print labels, etc.). Fill each jar with Earth’s Best Yogurt Puffs or Pop Snax. Now they are perfect personalized gifts to give to classmates!
- Snow Globes – Use empty jars to make snow globes – add water, glue some figurines to the lid and add some glitter.
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your children and family?
This post was written as part of the Earth’s Best Blogger program. I was provided product samples to facilitate this post, and may be eligible for additional blogger rewards. All opinions are 100% my own.