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Healthy, Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Dinner
On Friday’s, BurgerFit CEO Alane Boyd gets creative with BurgerFit burgers and Koops’ Mustard! Alane uses ingredients from her home to create this delicious Healthy, Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Dinner recipe with Koops’ Original Yellow mustard (or your own favorite)!
This recipe is sponsored by Koops’ Mustard. Order their mustard at koopsmustard.com or on Amazon.
The perfect recipe for your little Valentine
Staying home for Valentine’s Day dinner this year? This is a fun, easy, healthy, kid-friendly Valentine’s Day dinner to make using heart-shaped cookie cutters, Koops’ mustard, and BurgerFit burgers! We love making the BurgerFit burgers slider size so that they easily fit on the heart-shaped bread.
When starting out getting your kids helping in the kitchen, start small. Don’t stress over creating big elaborate meals or expecting a lot of engagement from your kids at first. That will come with time! This Valentine’s Day meal is a great way to incorporate kids in the kitchen whether they are regulars in there or they’re just starting out. Kids will love using the cookie cutters that this meal calls for! Fletcher has helped open my mind to the possibilities of cookie cutters. I used to only think of them as tools to use when making cookies but he loves using them all the time when we are cooking. It has been a great way to continuously keep him excited about fixing meals together.
It doesn’t matter what type of Koops’ Mustard you have, use your favorite(s) to make the heart outline on the bread! If you don’t have Koops’ you’ll want to use a mustard in a squirt bottle and not from a jar. We used the Koops’ Original Yellow Mustard in this recipe! My favorite Koops’ Mustard is the Arizona Heat.
BurgerFit burgers are blended ground meat and veggie burgers. They are perfect for getting picky kids to eat vegetables in a way that they love, burgers! It will also make your Valentine’s dinner extra special because you won’t be fighting with your kids to eat their vegetables! They will be gobbling them up in their burger and you’ll feel like mom of the year.
If you can, get your kids to help you make the BurgerFit burgers! Chopping vegetables with a plastic kids knife, mixing the ground meat and veggies, or making the slider patties are all ways your kids can help you prepare the meal! Fletcher will sometimes even help flip the burgers on the stove (disclaimer: I am always right next to him to assist)!
To make this Healthy, Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Dinner recipe, all you need is:
- Your favorite type of bread or bun
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Koops’ Mustard
- BurgerFit burgers
Here are a few links to our favorite BurgerFit burger recipes:
- Spinach and Mushroom
- Zucchini Pesto (making zoodles as a side would pair perfectly)
- Black Bean & Kale
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Meet our Founder & Koops'
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!
Koops’ isn’t your ordinary mustard. It’s extraordinary mustard. With 14 bold flavors that can satisfy any appetite, it makes good food great and great food amazing. We like to think our mustards make everything you spread them on a little better. Well, now your favorite mustard makes the planet a little better too. Sustainably farmed, these organic varieties have all the flavor and texture of the mustard you love.
How We Met
BurgerFit and Koops’ Mustard met before going to the World Food Championships. Since mustard pairs perfectly with burgers, BurgerFit offered samples of Koops’ Mustard in their Tasting Pavilion booth. From there, they continued their relationship by partnering for BurgerFit Friday.
BurgerFit helps make eating veggies fun and delicious for your pickiest of eaters! Our new take on an old classic combines veggies into delicious meat burgers, transforming them into healthy meals that everyone from 2 to 82 years old can enjoy. Each recipe has been tested with kids of all ages, both young and the grown ones. You’ll have them eating beets (and loving it) before they know it!
My kids love to help me a lot in the kitchen and I feel like they are going to love this activity. I also ordered my very first set of Koops’ Mustard and I can’t wait for them to arrive.
We hope you enjoyed this fun activity with your kids, Sallie. And also, thank you for your purchase of Koops’ mustard!