Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sacred and Immaculate Heart Fruit and Veggie Platters

+Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary+
I think these 2 Feast Days are my favorite during Ordinary Time.  Hence, the many ways I enjoy making them special.  Last year I made fruit pizzas for my family and friends but this year I came up with an even healthier alternative! 
It's always so much fun to contribute here at Catholic Cuisine. (Thank you, Jessica!)  I hope you will find these easy fruit and veggie platters a nice addition to your family or parish celebration.
Sacred Heart Veggie Platter
Baby carrots
Cherry/grape tomatoes
Red bell pepper
Pretzel sticks
Simply line your platter with baby carrots to make the shape of a heart.  Next, I added the pretzel (thorns) and filled in with cherry and grape tomatoes.  The red bell peppers made a great flame for the top and more pretzel sticks for the cross.
Looking for platter ideas?  I purchased these two 18" clear Sturdiware platters from a local party store a few years ago.  They were only a few dollars a piece!  They are at the top of my list of favorite, frugal, kitchen purchases...I use them constantly for a variety of entertainment occasions.
Immaculate Heart Fruit Platter
Mini Marshmallows
Red apple
There's a post on Pinterest from Women Living Well about how to cut a watermelon.  This is extremely helpful! 
Clump your watermelon together to make the shape of a heart.  Then, add marshmallows to make the string of white flowers and place the sliced red apple on top for the flame.
"Love overcomes, love delights, those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice." ~St. Bernadette Soubirous
"If you put all the love of all the mothers into one heart, it still would not equal the love of the heart of Mary for her children."~St. Louis de Montfort

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  1. What great ideas! I really like that they are healthy options too. :) Thank you for sharing, Tiffany!

    1. Thank you, Christine! I know many people are looking for healthier options these days, including me:) Have a blessed feast day!

  2. Love, love, love this Tiffany! So creative and delicious too! I linked up this post to my Sacred Heart post I just published :) Here's my post if you want to check it out:

    Do you mind if I use your image of the platters on my blog post and I'll link it back to here of course? :)

    I get so much inspiration from you! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Tracy! I'll be sure to pop over to visit your post Go ahead and use the image...Thank you for asking:) Hope your feast day celebrations are abundantly blessed!

  3. These turned out so great, Tiffany! Thank you for posting!

  4. You know, I saw the pictures and immediately thought "I bet Tiffany made these heart platters!" They look great!