A Heart Dog & A Cutie For Valentine’s Day!

This is an easy lunch to reproduce so please feel free to take my idea and make it your own! One of the fun things about this lunch is the love note. The note you see is a valentine with a fun fact on the back. I am including a whole set of these valentines in my daughter’s lunch so she can pass them out to her friends at school. I also packed some of my daughter’s most well-liked foods in this lunch.

Cutie oranges are one of her favorite fruits (mine too). She also loves a good hot dog. Well, this is actually a sausage which she likes even more. I sliced it up so the amount included only amounts to about half of the sausage.


1 hot dog or sausage
1 hot dog bun
1 slice of cheese
1 Cutie orange
3-4 strawberries
1 serving yogurt covered raisins
1 serving Greek nonfat yogurt
1 Valentine’s Day Lunchbox Love note


1. Cook hot dog, slice it into small rounds, then chill in the refrigerator. Put hot dog bun in your main container. Arrange chilled hot dog slices in bun.
2. Cut heart shapes out of cheese slice. place on top of hot dog slices.
3. Slice strawberries in half, then trim to look like hearts. Skewer the strawberry halves and place in side dish.  Spoon yogurt into small container and top with strawberry heart.
4. Drop yogurt covered raisins around strawberry skewers.
5. Use sharp knife to slice the shape of a heart out of a Cutie orange. Put in side dish.
6. Finish lunch with a Lunchbox Love note if desired.

I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and are able to show love to your kids and your significant other in a special way.

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