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One of the main reasons I cook and bake is to show people how much I love and care about them. When Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, I like to come up with some special things to make for my husband, kids, and other loved ones. I tend to rely on strawberry recipes for several reasons. They are red, a Valentine’s Day color, as we all know, plus they look like hearts! Now I know it’s not strawberry season until the late spring and summer, but I just can’t resist picking up a few pounds at this time of year to make some special recipes. Check out these recipes for some Valentine’s Day inspiration beyond the typical, and well-loved chocolate-covered strawberries. I’ve included ideas for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and desserts. There’s even some super healthy, naturally sweetened strawberry recipes in there that you’ll absolutely love.

 

  • 25 Strawberry Recipes To Make For The Ones You Love 1 of 26
    25 strawberry recipes for valentines day

    Show the ones you love how much they mean to you by making them something special this Valentine's Day, using these 25 strawberry recipes for inspiration. 

  • True Love Strawberry Quinoa Salad 2 of 26
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    This salad is versatile — great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. It's simple to put together and I'm betting you'll love it. The tart lemon dressing really brightens things up.
    Get the recipe for True Love Strawberry Quinoa Salad on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Lindsey Johnson

  • Strawberry Lemonade 3 of 26
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    Nothing is quite as refreshing as fresh squeezed lemonade — and strawberry makes it even better! Take advantage of winter citrus and make up a few batches of this naturally pink lemonade for your Valentine's festivities.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Lemonade on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Angie McGowan

  • Vegan Strawberry Crisp 4 of 26
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    I love quick and easy dessert recipes — even more so when they're healthy. This one fits the bill — it comes together in minutes and the filling and topping are made from simple, whole food ingredients.
    Get the recipe for Quick and Easy Vegan Strawberry Crisp on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Elizabeth Stark.

  • Homemade Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Pop-Tarts 5 of 26
    Heart-Pockets

    Kids and adults alike will love these homemade Pop-Tarts. The crust is as easy as can be (hint: store-bought) and the filling is just as simple and delicious. Make up a batch for your Valentine's Day breakfast.
    Get the recipe for Homemade Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Pop-Tarts on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Kelsey Banfield.

  • Buttermilk Strawberry Pancakes Drizzled With Chocolate 6 of 26
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    Pile up a stack of pancakes layered with sliced strawberries. The best part is the yummy chocolate syrup drizzled over the top. Sure to be a Valentine's breakfast table favorite.
    Get the recipe for Buttermilk Strawberry Pancakes Drizzled with Chocolate on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Nicole Presley

  • Heart-Shaped Macarons with Strawberry Ganache Filling 7 of 26
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    If you're feeling more adventurous or want to go the extra mile, make these darling macaron lollipops filled with strawberry ganache. These would make a great gift for you special valentine.
    Get the recipe for Macaron Lollipops with Strawberry Ganache on Babble Food.

     

  • Marie’s Baguette 8 of 26
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    Inspired by Disney's Beauty and The Beast, these tasty little morsels combine strawberry jam, turkey ham, and cheese for a healthy snack. Add a few into a packed lunch for a fun Valentine's Day surprise for the kids.
    Get the recipe for Marie's Baguette on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Brooke McClay

     

  • Strawberry Chicken Salad 9 of 26
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    Looking for a hearty, filling salad for a Valentine's lunch with the girls? Look not further than this delicious strawberry chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Chicken Salad on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Robyn Stone

     

  • Strawberry Mice and Cheese Snacks 10 of 26
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    Another fun one for the kids (or kid in all of us) strawberry mice cheese snacks. Delight your beloved little ones with this healthy snack.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Mice and Cheese Snacks on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Sheri Silver 

  • Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream Topping 11 of 26
    balsamic strawberry ice cream topping

    Strawberries + balsamic vinegar = match made by Cupid. Sweet balsamic vinegar and fresh strawberries are the perfect ice cream topping. You'll wonder where it's been all your life.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream Topping on Babble Food.
     

  • Roasted Strawberry Parfait 12 of 26
    roasted strawberry parfait

    How about this stunning way to add strawberries into your Valentine's Day menu? Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in the strawberries and adds a depth of flavor. Layer them with creamy Greek yogurt and granola for a healthy (and very beautiful) breakfast or snack.
    Get the recipe for Roasted Strawberry Parfait on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Meredith Steele

  • Valentine Strawberry Shortcakes 13 of 26
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    Everyone loves strawberry shortcake, and this one is no exception! Give this favorite dessert a Valentine's Day makeover by making heart-shaped shortcakes.
    Get the recipe for Valentine Strawberry Shortcakes on Spoonful.

     

  • Strawberry Scones 14 of 26
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    Diced fresh strawberries and a pinch of nutmeg take these scones up a notch. Their flaky, buttery texture will leave you reaching for another.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Scones on Spoonful. 
    Photo credit: Family Fun Magazine

     

  • Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles 15 of 26
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    Another kid-friendly, healthy dessert that sure to please, these honey-sweetened ice pops are dotted with chocolate chips and made with pureed strawberries and Greek yogurt.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Meredith Steele

  • Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberry Pops 16 of 26
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    Need a healthy edible craft for you child's Valentine's Day party? Here's one that everyone will love. It's simple to make and 100 percent fun.
    Get the recipe for Frozen Yogurt-Covered Strawberry Pops on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Meredith Steele

     

  • Fresh Strawberry and Almond Bars 17 of 26
    Strawberry Bars

    These all-natural fruit and nut bars are no-bake and no-fuss. They are naturally vegan as well. Think of them as energy bar meets strawberry patch.
    Get the recipe for Fresh Strawberry and Almond Bars on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Janssen Bradshaw

  • Strawberry Granola Wrap 18 of 26
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    Win points for creativity and taste with this ingenious use of strawberries in a healthy wrap. Perfect for lunch or breakfast, you'll love this combo. P.S. That's fresh basil in there — just in case you needed another reason to fall in love.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Granola Wrap on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Helen Bird

     

  • Strawberry White Chocolate Mini Muffins 19 of 26
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    White chocolate adds a fun, sweet element to these tasty strawberry mini muffins. Toss a few into a packed lunch, or pull them out for a quick after-school snack.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry White Chocolate Mini-Muffins on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Meredith Steele

  • Homemade Strawberry Milk 20 of 26
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    My kids are huge fans of Charlie and Lola and especially the strawberry milk they drink. I opt for making it at home using real strawberries, and more importantly, no corn syrup. Homemade strawberry milk is a fun, festive way to celebrate Valentine's Day - don't forget the straw! 
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Milk on Babble Food.
    Photo credit: Kelsey Banfield

  • Strawberry and Dulce De Leche Crepes 21 of 26
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    If you've never tried dulce de leche with strawberries before, there's no time the like the present to do it. We like to dip strawberries into the sweet, milky caramel, but I love this idea of filling homemade crepes with them.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry and Dulce de Leche Crepes on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Dariela Cruz

  • Strawberry Shortcake Sticks 22 of 26
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    This is another super fun, and easy dessert that comes together in minutes with the help of a few store-bought ingredients. Let kids make their own. Change it up a little by using different kinds of cake or dipping into chocolate sauce.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Sticks on Spoonful.
    Photo credit: Meredith Steele

  • Strawberry Pavlova Cake 23 of 26
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    Pavlova cakes are one of my very favorites — they are easy to make, and look gorgeous. Their uneven layers and cracks make them even more appealing — like an organized mess. This one features layers of homemade lemon curd, whipped cream, and sliced strawberries.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Pavlova Cake on Cafe Johnsonia.
    Photo credit: Lindsey Johnson

  • Strawberry Cucumber Spinach Salad 24 of 26
    strawberry cucumber spinach salad

    If you want a salad to wow your valentine, this is the one to make. It's the favorite of many, due to the surprisingly delicious combination of cucumbers and strawberries. The creamy lemon-basil dressing is also pretty addictive.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Cucumber Spinach Salad on Cafe Johnsonia. 
    Photo credit: Lindsey Johnson

  • White Chocolate-Rose Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl 25 of 26
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    This recipe was inspired by a favorite chocolate bar and my grandmother's rose garden. The mellow, sweet white chocolate goes perfectly with rose and the tart strawberry swirl.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate-Rose Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl on Cafe Johnsonia.
    Photo credit: Lindsey Johnson

  • Strawberry Butter 26 of 26
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    Nothing says love more than a loaf of homemade bread. Every slice of homemade bread needs a thick slather of butter. Adding some strawberry jam to the butter turns it a lovely shade of pink, making it the perfect topping for this cinnamon-topped banana bread.
    Get the recipe for Strawberry Butter on Donuts, Dresses, and Desserts.
    Photo credit: Sheri Silver

 

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