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Valentine and Holiday Recipes

By March 2, 2016No Comments

carrotsEvery February I try and find fun, healthy ways to celebrate the season.

Here are some things that I have done that are cheap and healthy for those special occasions, like Valentine’s Day.

  • Pink potatoes and gravy It’s as easy as adding a small amount of red food coloring to the potatoes and preferably chicken or turkey gravy
  • Raspberry Chicken Marinate chicken breast with some raspberry preserves overnight. Grill or pan fry the chicken and then top with a few fresh raspberries.
  • Valentine’s carrots Slice carrots and then use a knife to cut the carrots into fun shapes like hearts, X’s, and O’s
  • Valentine’s Salad Turn an ordinary salad into a great salad by adding sliced strawberries cut width-wise to make them look like hearts.
  • Heart cupcakes Take a pink sheet cake and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make shapes and then decorate with pink icing.

I’ve used this as a great Valentine’s meal.

For healthy, fun recipes for kids, this is one of my favorite posts:

post by Chef Ken, Food and Care Coalition staff