Looking for a super simple, healthy, and fun treat for Valentine’s Day? Try these Strawberry Valentine’s Day Skewers for a change up from the candy this year. This simple snack is perfect for the kids to assemble themselves during a classroom party or at home.
I love making Valentine’s treats and snacks with the kids. Last year we made a simple Valentine’s Day Fruit Tray and I even packed them up our fun Emoji Bento Box. Well the house is decorated with a few cards and heart cut outs and the kids asked if we could make a treat. I looked in the refrigerator to see what we had and right in front of me were containers of fresh fruit. Okay well that made it easy to go healthy…but I wasn’t sure how to make something festive. Then I realized how strawberries have a natural heart shape so I grabbled those.
What we love about these Strawberry Valentine’s Day Skewers
These Strawberry Valentine’s Day Skewers are easy, fresh, and fun. The best part? The kids can assemble them all by themselves. If you want to slice the stems off for them, go or it. Or have them use some kid friendly knives to do it. Either way it is an easy snack that you can feel good about.
Key Ingredients for these fruit skewers
Of course you could customize these with you child’s favorite fruits, too. But we kept it simple with the two berries.
Health Benefits of Strawberries
For starters, strawberries are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that is not only great for our immune system building against colds and flus, but it helps the bones to build collagen too. In your cup serving of strawberries, you’ll reap over 50 percent of your daily allowance since they provide 85 milligrams of Vitamin C per serving! How awesome is that?
Iodine is another very essential nutrient that is vital to our body functioning. We need iodine primarily for the thyroid to function properly. Iodine helps the body to metabolize fats, and plays a role in skin, hair, and teeth health. When you eat a cup of strawberries, you’ll reap 12.96 micrograms of iodine per serving.
Another health benefit of strawberries is that they are loaded with potassium. Potassium is central to the body functioning properly, for without it, we would not be able to live. This electrolyte controls heartbeats, blood pressure, and fluid balances in the body. Strawberries give us around 239 milligrams of potassium in a serving.
There is also folic acid, B Vitamins, and magnesium! We could go on and on about strawberries and why we love them for days! So for more check out our produce page!
How to make these Strawberry Valentine’s Day Skewers
First grab some skewers. Then wash and prepare the strawberries and blueberries. We cut the stems off and cut them slightly if necessary to look more like a heart. You can use a heart shaped cutter if you have them.
Then carefully add the heart shaped strawberries and blueberries onto the skewers by alternating them. Then lay them on a white, pink, or red platter for serving. Repeat to make as many skewers as you would like to serve and enjoy!
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Strawberry Valentine’s Day Skewers
- 12 large strawberries
- 12 blueberries
- 4 skewers
- Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter or knife to turn strawberries into hearts.
- Assemble skewers by adding alternating rows of strawberries and blueberries.