Love Bug Sandwiches

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This Valentine’s Day, I’m making these adorable Love Bug Sandwiches.  They are one of my favorite healthy snack ideas for kids.

Love Bug Sandwiches-Healthy Snack Ideas Peanut Butter and Nutella Recipes from It's a Keeper

I love when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday.  It means I can surprise my little guy with a fun, Valentine themed lunch.  This year, I’m going to make him these adorable Love Bug Sandwiches.

I can just imagine him opening his lunch box and finding these cute heart-shaped sandwiches.  I’m also going to pack him some strawberries cut into heart shapes, Fruit Roll Ups cut into heart shapes and some strawberry milk.

To top it all off, I’ll tuck a little Valentine inside just to show him that his mama is thinking about him.

I just love these sandwiches.  They are super easy to make and super cute to serve.  Plus, they’re very versatile.  You can switch up the fillings to fit your love bug’s tastes!

Cooking with Kids: Get Your Kids to Help!

This is a great recipe to enlist the help of your little ones.  Set them up with a butter knife and some bread and let them spread the filling on each slice.  I also have my little guy slice the bananas.

I handle the grilling part but once they come off the grill, I let him use the cookie cutter to cut them into shapes.  That’s his favorite part!

Want to surprise your love bug with a healthy snack?  Make these adorable Love Bug Sandwiches!

More Heart Shaped Ideas!

Welcome to the first collection of recipes and crafts brought to you by The Bloggerettes. Each month we are going to bring you a themed party post that can have all sorts of goodies in it. We’re not limiting ourselves to just recipes or crafts because we want to supply you with a variety of ideas {as long as they fall into the theme}.

Along side myself, I have seven other wonderful ladies. I think I should give them all an introduction… this is our first collective post and you need to know where you can find my awesome blogger friends! So here they are…

Amber, the creative mind and busy mom of a 1-year-old behind Rick-A-Bam-Boo
Alexis, a lover of crafts, recipes, family fun and the busy mom of 3 under 3 at We Like to Learn as We Go
Summer, the cook, crafter and dessert lover behind Summer Scraps
Taralyn, the traveler, mother, and life-time learner behind Keep Moving Forward with Me
Kaylin, the messy cook behind Keep it Simple Sweetie where she shares how to keep meals simple and fun
Lauren, the aggie enthused chef behind From Gate to Plate
Aimee, Aims Creations

Now lets get to this months fun…

February is National Heart Month and not to mention the wonderful, sometimes dreaded by others Valentine’s Day. Nothing is more important than your heart. Nothing. That’s why we have brought you a collection of heart-healthy and heart-shaped recipes. Help warm the heart of a loved one with one of our fabulous ideas we’re sharing. Also, let us help you begin your journey to better heart health, by keeping these simple steps in mind:

Don’t go it alone. The journey is more fun when you have company. Ask loved ones to join you.
Don’t get discouraged. You may not be able to finish all the steps at one time; take a break and come back to them later.
Don’t become overwhelmed. With each it step brings you closer to a healthier heart.
Reward yourself. Enjoy your hobbies, decrease your stress.

Love Bug Sandwiches- Warm the Heart #Bloggerettes

Now that you’ve seen my heart-healthy, heart-shaped yummy, why don’t you take a look at what the others are sharing…

Raspberry Angel Dessert by Summer Scraps
Iced Oatmeal Cookies {Heart-Shaped} by From Gate to Plate
Healthier Heart Pancakes by We Like to Learn as We Go
Heart Healthy Easy Strawberry Citrus Salad by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Chia Seed Pudding by Rick-A-Bam-Boo
Healthier Blueberry Crepes by Keep Moving Forward with Me

Be sure to check back the last week of February for another themed party! {I know we said only one a month, but hey it’s a Double Dose February}

For more recipe inspiration, be sure to check out these pages on It’s a Keeper:

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