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Red and Pink Foods to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Red and Pink Foods to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

In this week’s Culinary Content Network SWAT (Sharing With A Theme), our talented food bloggers were feeling festive and romantic. They sent us scores of Valentine’s Day romantic treats and savory recipes for dishes designed for a special evening just for two or for treats to share with many deserving Valentines. (If you want to dig in by yourself, though, we won’t judge.)

Click here to read “10 Interesting Valentine’s Day Tradition Around the World.”

Here at The Daily Meal, we were feeling extra mushy and cheesy, so we made this Valentine’s Day recipe roundup color-specific: Only red and pick food allowed, and extra bonus points if the dish was heart-shaped!

Click here to read “How to Choose the Perfect Wine For Valentine’s Day.”

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Though this roundup is mostly desserts, there are a few enticing red and pink savory additions in the mix, too. Don’t miss out; make your Valentine something over the top and heart-gladdening this Feb. 14.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.


Festive foods for Valentine’s Day

Get creative this Valentine’s Day by starting a tradition of serving red and pink foods to your kids and loved ones all day long.

This year, wake the family up to a red-themed breakfast, followed by pink snacks and a red and pink dinner. Though some may say this is going a bit overboard, we’ve found a whole lot of red and pink foods that require little to no effort on your part. It’s a tradition the whole family will look forward to every Valentine’s Day and just another way to make the day a bit more special and loving.

Pink pancakes with strawberry compote

Put a little red dye in your favorite pancake recipe until it’s a light pink color. Cook pancakes according to directions and top with strawberry rhubarb compote and whipped cream. For kids, serve with a glass of strawberry milk or cranberry juice to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy, nutritious midmorning or afternoon snack. Make sure to add extra strawberries, cherries, pomegranates or raspberries to ensure a rich, dark pink color.

Quick fact

Pomegranates help reduce plaque in your arteries and help lower blood pressure.

Red velvet cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting
Click here >>

Grilled hot dogs or salmon

Get grillin’ for lunch with hot dogs and salmon! Serve the hot dogs with potato salad with a bit of red food coloring, and the salmon can be served with pink-colored rice. Pink lemonade for the kids sangria or cosmopolitans for the adults!

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day afternoon snack or for the kids to take to school for their classmates. Top with the traditional cream cheese frosting and a pink or red heart in the center.