Heart-Shaped Foods for Valentine's Day Slideshow


Use a heart-shaped waffle maker to create special waffles on Valentine's Day.

Heart-Shaped Waffles


Use a heart-shaped waffle maker to create special waffles on Valentine's Day.

Heart-Shaped Sandwiches, Fruits, and Vegetables

Eila Johnson at The Full Plate Blog uses heart-shaped cookie cutters to shape sandwiches and red pepper slices. It makes eating your vegetables on Valentine's Day a whole lot more fun.

Bread with Heart-Shaped Hole


To make fried eggs on toast special on Valentine's Day, cut out a heart-shaped hole in the bread first. Toast the bread, buttered on both sides, in a hot, buttered sauté pan and crack an egg in the hole. Cook until the egg is just firm, then flip and quickly cook the second side. Serve immediately.

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

Decorate sugar cookies cut into heart shapes with white, pink, and red frostings and sprinkles for an edible Valentine's Day treat.

Heart-Shaped Croutons

To dress up your standard green salad on Valentine's Day, make heart-shaped croutons. Brush both sides of mini heart-shaped pieces of bread with butter, and then toast until golden on both sides. We would also add a little pink to the salad by punching out heart-shaped pieces of beet and tossing the hearts with the greens. 

Heart-Shaped Cupcakes

Maybe you have a mini heart-shaped cake pan on hand to make heart-shaped cupcakes for Valentine's Day; if not (we don't), don't let it stop you. Decorate plain cupcakes with a variety of heart decorations, of course in pink, white, and red colors.

Heart-Shaped Fried Rice

If you're dining out, hibachi-style, on Valentine's Day, ask for your fried rice to be cooked in the shape of a heart.

Heart-Shaped Schnitzel

While this person might have gotten lucky when they purchased their cutlet for schnitzel, you can also try shaping any cutlet of meat into a heart shape before breading and frying it for a special Valentine's Day dinner surprise.

Conversation Hearts Shortbread

For a fun alternative to heart-shaped sugar cookies, create larger-sized conversation heart cookies with shortbread. Simply divide the batch of dough into pieces and add a drop or two of food coloring to lightly tint the dough. 

Heart-Shaped Toast

One of the simplest — and our favorite — ways to make everyday food special on Valentine's Day is to make heart-shaped toast, spread with almond butter and red raspberry jam, for breakfast. 

Heart-Shaped Meatloaf

Show your love for your family by shaping meatloaf into a heart on Valentine's Day.