Valentine’s Day deserves an extra-special lunch! This sweet sandwich spin featuring fresh strawberries will have your child gobbling up lunch in no time.

Plus, it only takes a few seconds to turn a regular sandwich into this heart-eyed emoji. Don’t forget to add a special touch with a valentine to your little one.

Nutrition Tip: The carbohydrate content of strawberries consists mainly of fibers and simple sugars, making them a fruit that does not cause big spikes in blood sugar levels.

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Valentine’s Day Emoji Bento Box

Amber Gray
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Egg Free
Servings 1
Calories 207 kcal


  • 1 whole wheat sandwich round
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. lowfat cream cheese, divided
  • 3-4 large strawberries sliced
  • 1 piece black construction paper cut into crescent for the mouth
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 2-3 red mini sweet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon lowfat Ranch


  • Lightly toast sandwich rounds.
  • Spread 1 Tbsp. cream cheese on each round and top with sliced strawberries. Reserve 2 strawberry sliced to create the eyes.
  • Cut 2 strawberry slices into hearts for the eyes using a small cookie cutter or knife. Spread cream cheese on one side of each strawberry slice and place on sandwich to create eyes. Add paper mouth.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half widthwise at an angle. Turn one half and skewer together on toothpick to create a heart.
  • Serve with sweet peppers and Ranch.


Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 7gFat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 9mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9g
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