Valentine’s Day Lunch Box

by / ⠀Happy Hacks Holiday / February 10, 2015

Make the kids a fun Valentine’s lunch with these simple ideas!

Valentine’s is a perfect excuse to put a little extra love in the lunch boxes, too! I love to make my kids’ cute meals without all the excessive treats that seem to be circulating right about now.

I make this lunch for my older son. I cut the cucumber slices with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. The carrot hearts are pretty easy, too: before cutting the slices, cut a “V” shape in the top of the carrot and then a point at the bottom. Then start slicing it into several hearts. I also include NatureBox Greek Yogurt Pretzels mixed with NatureBox Cranberry Medley…I love the mix of the red and white (and pretzels are heart-shaped, too!). I also skewer some mandarin slices onto little heart picks from the craft store.

This is the same lunch, but for the younger crowd (or non-salad crowd, perhaps?). Instead of the salad, I did a sandwich. I use a heart cookie cutter and cut a heart in one slice of bread…replacing it with a heart cut from the heal of the bread. Simple and easy!

Happy Heart Season!

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Kristi Dominguez is a former event planner and part-time graphic designer. She blogs at where she tackles projects to turn her cookie-cutter home into something more exciting. A lot more exciting.

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    katrina monarco
    February 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Omg, I appreciate your work. sure, I will try it on this valentine day. Do you have any idea about mediterranean diet recipes I have been searching good website since a month. I need better then this .

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    Robin Rue
    February 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Those are great ideas. I love sending my kids into school with little surprises!

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    February 11, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    What a cute idea. I bet those heart shaped cucumber slices and carrots would go over pretty well at an adult party as well!!

  • Reply
    February 12, 2015 at 1:25 am

    What a fun idea! My daughter takes her lunch to school every day because of a food allergy. I will try this so maybe she wont be as bored with lunches.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    February 12, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Oh wow! All of the hearts are too cute!

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    Stacey - Travel Blogger
    February 12, 2015 at 3:58 am

    I love that salad. I wish someone would fix me one like that!

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    Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy
    February 12, 2015 at 4:00 am

    I would love to have some of those yogurt pretzels. Salty and sweet together is so good.

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    February 12, 2015 at 5:24 am

    This is so cute! I love it!

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    Sandra Shaffer
    February 12, 2015 at 6:23 am

    The special touch of hearts is so sweet. Great lunch ideas!

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    Michelle F.
    February 12, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Those are such cute lunches! I love the little cucumber hearts!

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    February 12, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I love those lunch box ideas!

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    Liz Mays
    February 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Things like this make eating even more fun. I love the pretzel compartment!

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