There are many ways to show those you love how much you care about them. For some, it is through food. Farm Boy wants to share with you how to take ordinary foods and turn them into heart-shaped meal ideas for your family to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. It is a simple way to share a bit of love in a delicious way.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Jordanan Hart, has partnered with Farm Boy, and spoke with us to help families show their love through food. She gave us some Valentine’s Day meal ideas to give you some ways to show a little love and to craft a family Valentine’s Day Dinner cooking adventure!
A Little Bit About Jordana Hart
Jordana Hart is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and the entrepreneur behind I HART NUTRITION INC. with a social media following of over 150k people. Jordana has been practicing as a Nutritionist for 10+ years, and promotes attainable wellness to her clients and community. She is both a foodie and health nut and takes a balanced approach to health and wellness.
Heart-Shaped Love Ideas with Farm Boy
Below are a few questions we had for Jordana to learn some heart-shaped ideas we can try at home to share our love this Valentine’s Day.
What Foods could you use to create heart-shaped items with your kids?
Pancakes: Use a heart-shaped mould or cut shapes out of regular pancakes after cooking. Add some natural red food colouring (like beet juice) to the batter for a Valentine’s twist.
Sandwiches: Heart-shaped cookie cutters can transform a simple sandwich into a love-filled lunch treat. Think whole grain bread (Farm Boy has a variety of grain and seed breads!) with their All Natural Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter and your own homemade jam, or turkey and cheese.
What is your best (or favourite) Valentine’s Day recipe?
I am very into Instagram’s latest rave – strawberries served in a wine glass or any cup! You then drizzle [them] with melted Farm Boy™ Dark Chocolate, and enjoy it with a fork! This 2 ingredient dessert is healthy and also fun for kids to make. Simple and perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Can you give us a few Valentine’s Day meal ideas the family would love to try?
- Make your own pizzas –– heart-shaped homemade pizzas with a variety of toppings so the whole family can customize their slice.
- DIY fajita station –– decorate your table with a pink table cloth, light some heart shaped candles and set up a fajita station with cooked chicken strips, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, Farm Boy’s Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, Fresh Mild Salsa, and a bean dip (for those that can handle a little heat, Farm Boy has a Spicy Black Bean Dip)!
What Foods would you use to put together a cute Valentine’s Day charcuterie board?
- Various cheeses (Farm Boy has a variety of cheeses, including vegan cheese alternatives!), cut into heart shapes using cookie cutters.
- Turkey deli meat, rolled into rose shapes.
- Red and pink fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranate arils.
- Crackers and breadsticks, alongside red pepper hummus and beetroot dip
- Dark chocolate pieces and strawberries.
Do you have any dietary-friendly (vegan or non-dairy) Valentine’s Day food ideas kids can pack for their lunch?
- Bento Box –– heart shaped vegan waffles, sliced strawberries, and coconut yogurt (vegan).
- Heart shaped pasta with a plant-based “cheese” sauce with sliced veggies + strawberries on the side (vegan).
- Bento Box –– chopped veggies, pita cut into hearts, Farm Boy™ Organic Beet Hummus, strawberries, and hard boiled eggs (dairy-free
What foods do you recommend to help families stay healthy during the winter?
- To help families stay healthy during the winter, it’s important to focus on foods that boost the immune system, provide essential nutrients, and offer comfort during the colder months. When in doubt, I always recommend focusing on adequate protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and of course, fruits & veggies.
- Important foods to focus on –– citrus foods for vitamin c and antioxidants, leafy greens like kale and spinach, cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli, whole grains like quinoa and lean protein like chicken, greek yogurt and fish.
In the winter months, focus on comfort food where you can incorporate lots of nutrients in 1 dish! Some examples include:
Baked Pasta: Use lentil pasta, Farm Boy™ Sugo Di Pomodoro Tomato Sauce, cheese, chicken, and broccoli for a hearty meal.
Turkey Chili: Combine beans (try Farm Boy’s Organic Bean Medley), ground turkey, onions, peppers, and garlic for a warm dish.
DIY Taco Night: A fun way to enjoy proteins, healthy fats, and veggies together.
We hope you love the meal ideas Jordana Hart from Farm Boy shared to make Valentine’s Day a fun time for your family. If you want to share your love of food with those you love in a new and fun way, try any of these meal ideas from Farm Boy to make this Valentine’s Day one to treasure!
For more tasty ways to show your love this Valentine’s Day, here are some cute breakfast ideas you can try to start this day of love off in a fun way!
Disclaimer: I was compensated to write this article. The views I shared are my own.