Don’t get us wrong; we’ll never turn down a batch of Valentine’s Day-themed cookies or cupcakes. But it’s nice to know food doesn’t have to be a sweet treat to be super cute and perfect for Feb. 14.
Peanut butter pretzels
Photo courtesy of Yup, It’s Vegan
As if we didn’t love soft pretzels enough, now we can have them peanut butter and banana flavoured and in the shape of hearts? Now that is verging on obscenely cute! We are all ready to devour the peanut butter banana soft pretzels from Yup, It’s Vegan.
Photo courtesy of Holly’s Helpings
For a light lunch or dinner on Feb. 14 that’s still special, these heart-shaped sushi creations from Holly’s Helpings are pretty hard to beat. You can even make them extra Valentine’s Day inspired by filling them with red and pink ingredients, like beets, red peppers, radishes, salmon, shrimp and crab.
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Photo courtesy of The Shabby Creek Cottage
Cooking for someone who prefers simple old meat and potatoes? Fortunately it’s easy to add a little Valentine’s Day flair to your plate with minimal effort thanks to these heart-shaped roasted potatoes from The Shabby Creek Cottage. With just a bag of potatoes and the right cookie cutter, you’ll be in business!
Stuffed French toast
Photo courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Get your Valentine’s Day celebrations started early by beginning your morning with this decadent Nutella and strawberry-stuffed French toast from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Anyone who witnesses this gorgeous creation is sure to be impressed — and we doubt your taste buds will be complaining either!
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Ordering in pizza might not be the most special way to spend Valentine’s Day, but making pizza with the help of your special someone? Now that sounds like a splendid way to spend your evening! And thanks to this recipe for easy heart-shaped pizzas from I Am a Food Blog, your cozy dinner in will have a fun Valentine’s Day twist.
Photo courtesy of Vegetarian Ventures
Cute? Check. Classy? Mega check. These heart-shaped polenta crostinis with roasted tomatoes and goat cheese from Vegetarian Ventures have us practically licking our screens. But we won’t. Because we want to be just as classy as they are. But we’re still all ready to devour these beautiful bite-sized appetizers!
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Photo courtesy of Hungry Happenings
Did somebody say cheese-stuffed mini pies? You better believe we did! Not only are these mozzarella cheese-filled hearts from Hungry Happenings incredibly cute, but they also come with a vibrant roasted red pepper pesto for dipping. Talk about delicious and fun!
From appetizers to entrees, we’ve seen that just about anything can be made cuter when it’s in the shape of a heart. And it doesn’t have to be super complicated either. A few heart-shaped cookie cutters can go a long way (amazon.ca, $13). Toss heart-shaped vegetables onto your favourite salad or soup, and you’ll have an adorable, no-fuss Valentine’s Day meal in moments.