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15 Lunch Ideas to Spread the Valentine's Love

Feb 13 2014 - 3:02pm

The countdown to Valentine's Day [1] is on — and one of the things mom can do to celebrate this love-filled day is to make a special lunch for her tot. Whether you're packing a lunch box [2] or serving your little one at home, these 15 super-sweet Valentine's Day lunch ideas will have your kiddo head-over-heels by lunchtime!

Source: Flickr user buzzymelibee [3]

Love Letter: Valentine's Day Bento Lunch Ideas

Seal it with a kiss! Your kiddo is sure to appreciate a lunch box love note that she can eat, too — like this lunch sandwich that looks like a love letter.

Source: Bento Mama [4]

I Heart You: Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

A healthy lunch filled with love! Mini heart-shaped sandwiches, accompanied by three heart-shaped muffin cups (with heart cantaloupe, heart strawberries, and "x and o" cucumbers) give a Valentine's Day spin to a nutritious lunch.

Source: Bento Mama [5]

Tic Tac Toe: Valentine's Day Lunch Box

A sandwich is more than just a sandwich when it is also a game! This Valentine's Day-themed Tic Tac Toe sandwich becomes fun with the addition of nori for the lines, Asiago cheese colored with a red food-safe marker for the hearts, and cheese for the X's and O's.

Source: Bento School Lunches [6]

Valentine's Day Pizza Lunch

A slice of love! Heart-shaped pepperoni — cut using small cookie cutters — are the perfect topping for a Valentine's Day pizza.

Source:One Charming Party [7]

Heart-Shaped Sandwich: Valentine's Day Lunch Ideas

Heart-shaped sandwich cutters — which you can purchase at your local grocery store — can turn your tot's everyday lunch into something a bit sweeter, to fit the occasion. Halved strawberries — which look like hearts — and a heart-shaped muffin wrapper filled with heart-shaped candies make perfect sides for the main course!

Source: Lisa Storms [8]

Love Notes: Valentine's Day Lunch Notes

Send your love via a sweet Valentine's Day-themed note in your tot's lunch. Chickabug's free printable notes [9].

Source: chickabug [10]

Breakfast For Lunch: Valentine's Day Lunch Box Idea

For the kiddo who prefers breakfast over lunch, prepare a sweet meal they won't be able to resist. Heart-shaped pancakes, heart-shaped fruit, and strawberry yogurt make for a delicious breakfast-for-lunch lunch box idea!

Source: Lisa Storms [11]

Message in a Sandwich: Valentine's Day Lunch Box

Put all of those cookie cutters in your cabinet to use with a trio of "I heart u" sandwiches that will fill your tot's heart with joy when she opens her lunch box on Valentine's Day.

Source: Bento School Lunches [12]

Be Mine: Valentine's Day Lunch Box Idea

Fruit kebabs — made using plastic cupcake heart picks — and a sandwich with a heart stamp make a lovely Valentine's Day lunch box idea — and nutritious, too!

Source: Lisa Storms [13]

Jelly and Toast: Valentine's Day Lunch Ideas

Great for lunch or as an after-school snack! Heart-shaped toast and a little jelly or jam are an easy — and perfectly lovely — Valentine's Day lunch idea.

Source: Makes and Takes [14]

Love Lunch

This love-filled lunch works in heart-shaped sandwiches, fruit, and chips!

Source: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons [15]

A Love-Filled Lunchbox

Bento boxes continue to be all the rage — and why not? When they're filled with heart-shaped and love-themed sandwiches and fruit the kids will love them!

Source: Flickr user buzzymelibee [16]


It's a truly simple gesture, but these heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an easy way to add a little love to their lunchboxes.

Source: Crafterhours [17]

Grilled Cheese Hearts and Tomato Soup

If the Valentine's Day forecast is anything like today, a cup (or thermos) of warm soup could be perfect! So why not top it off with a heart-shaped grilled cheese to celebrate the holiday?

Source: Ziggity Zoom [18]

A Hugs and Kisses Lunch

It's a hugs and kisses lunch affair with this kiss-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some tortillas, and a wedge of cheese.

Source: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons [19]

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