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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Fruit

Many fruits make great heart shapes: strawberries, kiwi, bananas, apples, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc. Just slice and cut with a small, metal cookie cutter or shape with a sharp knife.

Most sliced strawberries are naturally shaped like hearts. Some slices were too large and didn't look very "hearty" so I used a small cookie cutter on those.

Kiwis also make great hearts!

My bananas were too small for the cookie cutter, so I shaped them by hand with a knife (a little time-consuming. Combine all 3 for a yummy fruit salad!

Healthy Hearts (Family Fun)

The only negative is that watermelon is not in season during February, so ours didn't taste very yummy (the kids gobbled it up and ate tons more, but I didn't love it). The oranges on the other hand, were delicious!

Apple Dippers and Yogurt

Slice an apple so the seeds are in the center of the circle. Cut out the seed part with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Serve both pieces with strawberry yogurt for dipping. (We didn't like to eat the pretty star-shaped centers, but used the center as a little handle for dipping.)

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