Heart-Shaped Food Day Is Nearly Here

...the holiday also known as Valentine's Day

By Macaroni KID February 11, 2023

It's almost here! Heart-shaped food day!

Most of you probably call Feb. 14 "Valentine's Day," but around here? It's heart-shaped food day.

Here are ideas on celebrating the kids you love all day on heart-shaped food day — for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course ... dessert!

A Heart-y Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Eggs

You could do heart-shaped pancakes easily — all you need is a cookie cutter or heat-safe mold — but why stop there? These heart-shaped boiled eggs are easy to make, and your family will be sure to tell you how egg-cellent you are for making them.

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What you'll need:

  • Freshly hard-boiled eggs
  • A piece of stiff cardboard (a box or an empty and cleaned juice or milk carton works great!) shaped into a V-shape about the height of an egg
  • Chopsticks
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastic wrap


  1. Wrap your just-peeled eggs in plastic wrap.
  2. Place inside the V-shaped cardboard.
  3. Lay a chopstick on top of the eggs.
  4. Wrap the rubber band securely around the chopstick and cardboard so the egg is nestled tightly between them.
  5. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Cut in half and serve with toast and berries to your egg-ceptional Valentine!

Loveable Lunch: A Heart-Shaped PB&J With Sprinkles

This unexpected and fun heart-shaped sandwich is sure to make them giggle with delight when they pull it from their lunchbox!

What you'll need:

  • Everything you need to make a PB&J
  • A small heart-shaped cookie cutter 
  • Sprinkles

See how to make it:

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A Delightful Dinner: Heart-shaped Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, so what better dinner to serve on the day of love? Simply shape your pizza dough into a heart, add their favorite toppings, and cook as usual! 

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Divine Desserts: A Heart-Shaped Strawberry Person

Don't leave the kids out of this one! They'll love helping you make this adorable Valentine's Day dessert.

What you need:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Toothpicks
  • Candy hearts
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Mini-marshmallows

See how to make it:

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For a unique heart-shaped food,  check out Pingel Processing - they have a gorgeous heart-shaped ribeye steak for $12.99/pound.  It can be ordered year-round and can be ready for pick-up in around an hour.

If steak isn't really speaking to you and you want a fast meal, then check out our local pizza places that offer heart-shaped pizza:

We hope you and your family enjoy heart-shaped food day — a.k.a. Valentine's Day — this Feb. 14!