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The Very Healthy Caterpillar

Kids will get a kick out of these fruit & veggies caterpillar snacks! Perfect for a hands-on after school snack or a fun lunchbox idea.

Nutrition Tip: Spinach is low in calories and fat, and high in many vitamins and minerals. Spinach is also a good source of dietary fiber, which is why it is often recommended by registered dietitians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

The Very Healthy Caterpillar

The Very Healthy Caterpillar

Yield: 1

Ingredients

Fruit Caterpillar

  • 6 green grapes
  • 1 strawberry, leaves hulled
  • 2 chocolate chips
  • 2 pretzel sticks
  • 2 blueberries
  • 6 matchstick carrots

Veggie Caterpillar

  • 1 tablespoon lowfat mayonnaise
  • 1 (10-inch) spinach wrap
  • 2 slices salami
  • 1 slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup spinach
  • 1 mini seedless cucumber, cut into thin strips, divided
  • 1 cherry
  • 2 olive slices

Instructions

Fruit Caterpillar

  1. Press chocolate chips into strawberry for eyes. Top pretzels with blueberries. Press into top of strawberry for antennae.
  2. Lay carrots near each grape to represent legs.

Veggie Caterpillar

  1. Slide pieces and tomato onto skewer. Cut slits in tomato and insert black olives for eyes and cucumbers for antennae.
  2. Use remaining cucumber to represent legs.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 19.95gSodium: 509mgCarbohydrates: 51.54gFiber: 3.91gProtein: 14.63g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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