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updated 2/6/2013 12:55:06 PM ET 2013-02-06T17:55:06

Recipe: Flirty fruit kabobs

Ingredients
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew melon
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter, small
Preparation

This easy and healthy Valentine's Day party recipe will be one that both kids and adults will love! Serve as a healthy snack or as an addition to any meal!

To prepare:
Watermelon is the easiest fruit to use for these kabobs since there is no hole in the center of the melon. If you are short on time you make want to just make watermelon hearts and you can always add blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to add color.

Slice watermelon in half and then slice each half into round slices 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick. Press heart cookie cutter all the way through the melon and push out heart pieces. If you have a little more time, you can also slice the honeydew and cantaloupe into semi-flat slices and press the cookie cutter into the melon. Trim off any uneven pieces. Stack fruit in desired pattern on the bamboo skewer.

Delicious and nutritious!

Recipe: Berry sweet waffles

Ingredients
  • Strawberry frozen waffles (or waffle flavor of your choice)
  • Lowfat yogurt (Strawberry, Raspberry or other berry flavor)
  • Fresh strawberries, raspberries or other fruit
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Preparation

Treat your kids to a little love in the morning with these super easy Valentine's Day waffles that turn everyday items into something special. Serve with heart-shaped fruit and milk for a complete Valentine's Day breakfast!

To prepare:
Toast waffles in toaster. Use cookie cutter to make into heart shape. Top with lowfat yogurt and berries.

Recipe: "Eat Your Heart Out" pizza

Ingredients
  • Boboli Pizza Crust (large or mini)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Other toppings as desired (pepperoni, vegetables, etc.)
Preparation

Surprise your family tonight with these lovely little pizzas on their dinner plates! Serve with flirty fruit kabobs for a complete Valentine's Day-themed dinner or lunch.

To prepare:
Carve a heart shape out of pizza crust.

Spread sauce evenly on crust

Sprinkle cheese on top

Add any toppings of your choice

Follow baking directions off of Boboli Pizza Crust package.

Recipe: Valentine's chocolate pretzels

Ingredients
  • 1 bag pretzel rods
  • 1 package chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
  • Variety of edible Valentine's Day decorations (Red, pink and white sprinkles, chocolate candies, hearts, etc.)
  • Wax paper
Preparation

Send your valentine a message with these Valentine's Chocolate Pretzels! With just three main ingredients, these edible notes are simple to make and fun to share.

To prepare:
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Stir every 30-45 seconds. Dip pretzel rods into chocolate and coat 2/3 of the pretzel using a spoon. Wipe off excess. Immediately decorate with sprinkles or candies and lay on wax paper. Let cool completely before removing from wax paper.

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