Valentine’s Day is another opportunity to show those dear to you how much you care. To me, buying cards and big gifts isn’t how you do that. I like to use my creative juices to show my feelings. And heart shaped foods are a great way to do this! They are a clever way to put a sweet spin on every day foods for Valentine’s Day. From breakfast to dessert, there are so many ways to say I love you. Below are some fun and easy ways to shape your own Valentine’s Day fairy tale.
Food Fun on Valentine’s Day:
Start the day off with the perfect message! Heart shaped egg and toast is a great way to say you love someone first thing in the morning and it’s easy. I made this last year and put raspberry jelly on the small heart piece of toast. Adorable and easy! Just use a cookie cutter to cut the heart out after toasting the slice. Then put the piece of toast in a butter or spray coated frying pan. Add your egg, cook to perfection and serve. Your valentine will start their day off healthy and feeling your love!
Not only are tomatoes heart friendly, good for your skin, and countless other benefits, but they also create the most adorable hearts when cut in the right angle and put back together! Just grab some cherry tomatoes, cut at an angle and then put two pieces back together with a toothpick. It may take a couple practices to get the right angles so make sure to have plenty of tomatoes on hand. The toothpick looks like cupid’s arrow and your loved one will surely be struck with how adorable this is!
Another salad topping or snack my boyfriend loves is hard boiled eggs. Not only will your valentine love this snack, they will be amazed at how you did it! You boil eggs like you normally would and then place the still warm egg in a cut out milk carton. Place a chopstick on top of the egg and fasten with elastics to the milk carton. The pressure from the chopstick shapes the egg. Then cut the egg in half. Heart shaped hard boiled eggs are such a cool idea, anyone would love them!
Heart shaped strawberries are EASY. There isn’t much to say about them except, “everyone should make these!” So simple, healthy, and they create beautiful red hearts. Pick the prettiest, freshest strawberries you can find and then simply cut the hull out of them in a “v” shape on top. When you do this it give the little extra shape the strawberry needs to form a heart. Slip these strawberries in a lunch box, use them as a garnish on your “love” salad, or just eat them yourself!
Sweets for the sweets in your life! These cupcakes are easy and fun but your loved one is going to think they took forever to create! To make them all you do is make cupcakes and cool. Next, cut tops off and set aside. Frost the rest of the cupcake. Cut heart shape out of the cupcake top/cover. Put the cover back on the cupcake. One trick I suggest is having big tops so they don’t crumble. Yummy treats to end the day and your loved one will think you worked hard all day on them!
There are so many easy and simple things you can do for Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t take a lot of money, just a little thought and a whole lot of love to make someone feel special.
What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?