Get those heart-shaped cookies cutters out it’s time to make healthy and fun Valentine’s Day treats! We’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner covered plus an extra special dessert. Do you or someone you know like sour patch kids? Then the sour patch frozen grapes are a must-try!

Pink Strawberry Parfait

Serves 2

1 closed fist = 1 green light, 2 yellow lights

Ingredients

2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 – 3 drops red food coloring, natural if available

1 pint strawberries, stemmed and sliced

1 cup honey bunches of oats cereal

 

Directions

Mix yogurt and food coloring in a large bowl. To a parfait glass add ½ cup yogurt, ½ cup honey bunches of oats, ½ cup strawberries. Repeat that layer ending with the strawberries and serve.

 

Sandwich Hearts on a Stick

Serves 2

1 stick = 1 green light, 2 yellow lights

Ingredients

1 English cucumber, peeled

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1/4 lb of low-sodium turkey deli meat

1/4cup non-fat mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes

8 skewers

Small heart-shaped cookie cutters

 

Directions

Cut the cucumber into 1” thick round sliced. Use the small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the cucumber into a heart and set aside.

To each skewer add 1 cherry tomato, 1 slice turkey, 1 cube cheese, cucumber slice (skewered lengthwise so you can see the heart shape) and finish with a cherry tomato. Repeat for each of the 8 skewers and serve. 

 

Tomato Soup with Heart-Shaped Croutons

Serves 2

1 cup soup = 1 green light

1 crouton = 2 yellow lights

Ingredients

Tomato Soup

2 lbs plum tomatoes, stemmed and halved

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1 small onion, peeled and quartered

Salt 

Freshly ground pepper

1 cup water

¼ cup fresh basil, about 4 leaves

 

Grilled Cheese Croutons

4 pieces whole wheat bread

4 slices low-fat cheddar cheese slices

 

Directions

To make the soup: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a sheet pan with nonfat cooking oil. Place tomatoes, onion, and garlic on the pan in a single layer and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes until golden brown and tender. Place all in a blender with basil and water and puree until smooth. Season with more salt and pepper to taste.

To make the grilled cheese croutons: 

Spray a saute pan with nonfat cooking oil and heat over medium-high. Spray one side of each piece of bread with nonfat cooking oil and place sprayed side down on a cutting board. Place 2 pieces of cheese each on 2 slices of bread and top with the reserved bread slices sprayed side up. Grill in a saute pan for 3 minutes on each side, until golden and the cheese is melted. Remove from pan to a cutting board. Using your medium heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut the grilled cheese into a heart. 

To serve: Pour tomato soup into a bowl and top with a heart-shaped crouton.

 

Sour Patch Grapes

Serves 2

1 closed fist = 1 green light, 1 yellow light

Ingredients

1 lb seedless green grapes

1 lemon wedge

1 packet sugar-free powdered raspberry or strawberry Jello mix

 

Directions

Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper. Place the grapes in a bowl, squeeze the lemon wedge over the grapes and sprinkle the powdered jello, gently toss so all grapes are covered, alternatively, place the powder in a bowl and roll each grape in it. Place the jello covered grapes in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan and freeze for 1 – 2 hours. Store leftovers in the freezer in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.