The countdown to Valentine's Day  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  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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 .
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!
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.
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!
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.
This love-filled lunch works in heart-shaped sandwiches, fruit, and chips!
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!
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.
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?
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.