Let’s Get Buggy!

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I am always looking for new and fun recipes that will get my daughter excited to eat healthy food. These are great snacks and the kids will love that they are bugs!

LADYBUG APPLES

Recipe by Allrecipes.com

2 Red Apples                               8 Thin Pretzel Sticks

1/4 cup of chocolate chips        1 tbsp of peanut butter

DIRECTIONS

1) Slice apples in half from top to bottom & scoop out the cores using a knife or melon baller.  Please each apple half flat side down on a small plate

2) Dab peanut butter onto the back of the “ladybug” and then stick the chocolate chips for spots & eyes.  Stick one end of each pretzel stick into the apples for antennae and viola, you have lady bugs!

*for a healthier and nut-free version, use strawberry cream cheese and raisins.  Also, if you splash a lemon/water mixture onto the cut apples, it will keep them from browning.  These are best made the day of*

CATERPILLAR CHICKEN KEBABS

Recipe by “First Meals” by Annabel Karmel

4 Chicken Breasts, cubed                                               1 Red Bell Pepper, deseeded, cut into triangles

marinade

3 tbsp soy sauce                                                               3 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp lemon juice

to decorate

8 Cherry Tomatoes                                                          16 Whole Cloves

8 Green Onion Fans

DIRECTIONS

1) Mix together the marinade ingredients in a shallow dish.  Add the chicken & leave for 30 minutes.  Soak skewers in water to keep them from burning.

2) Thread the chicken onto the skewers, putting the red peppers in between each piece of chicken.  Arrange on a baking sheet & transfer to the preheated over at 350 *F for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Baste kebabs with the marinade and turn them occassionally until cooked through.

3) To decorate, make a face for each caterpillar using a cherry tomato, studded with clove eyes.  Attach it to the tip of the skewer & thread on a green onion tail.

*To get the green onion tails to fan, place them in a cold water bath.  This is a great recipe and kebabs can be made for adults as well*

Ladybug Apples & Chicken Caterpillar Kebabs

Final Bugs

My daughter loved these snacks and her words exactly were, “These are delicious Mommy!”

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