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.

The Very Healthy Caterpillar

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    Servings 1 Prep Time 10mintes
    Servings 1 Prep Time 10mintes
    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.

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's 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.
    Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
    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.
    Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
    Fruit Caterpillar
    Ingredients
    • 6 AMC North America green grapes
    • 1 strawberry, leaves hulled
    • 2 chocolate chips
    • 2 pretzel sticks
    • 2 blueberries
    • 6 matchstick carrots
    Veggie Caterpillar
    Ingredients
    • 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
    Directions
    Fruit Caterpillar
    1. Slide grapes onto skewer to form caterpillar body. Add strawberry for a head.
    2. Press chocolate chips into strawberry for eyes. Top pretzels with blueberries. Press into top of strawberry for antennae.
    3. Lay carrots near each grape to represent legs.
    Veggie Caterpillar
    1. Spread mayonnaise on wrap. Add salami, cheese, salad and half of cucumbers. Roll up and trim off ends. Cut wrap into 5 pieces.
    2. Slide pieces and tomato onto skewer. Cut slits in tomato and insert black olives for eyes and cucumbers for antennae.
    3. Use remaining cucumber to represent legs.
    Nutritional Value
    • Calories 419
    • Fat 19.95g
    • Protein 14.63g
    • Carbohydrates 51.54g
    • Fiber 3.91g
    • Sodium 509mg
    • Calcium 354mg
    • Iron 2.60mg
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      Servings 1 Prep Time 10mintes
      Servings 1 Prep Time 10mintes
      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.

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's 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.
      Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
      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.
      Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
      Fruit Caterpillar
      Ingredients
      • 6 AMC North America green grapes
      • 1 strawberry, leaves hulled
      • 2 chocolate chips
      • 2 pretzel sticks
      • 2 blueberries
      • 6 matchstick carrots
      Veggie Caterpillar
      Ingredients
      • 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
      Directions
      Fruit Caterpillar
      1. Slide grapes onto skewer to form caterpillar body. Add strawberry for a head.
      2. Press chocolate chips into strawberry for eyes. Top pretzels with blueberries. Press into top of strawberry for antennae.
      3. Lay carrots near each grape to represent legs.
      Veggie Caterpillar
      1. Spread mayonnaise on wrap. Add salami, cheese, salad and half of cucumbers. Roll up and trim off ends. Cut wrap into 5 pieces.
      2. Slide pieces and tomato onto skewer. Cut slits in tomato and insert black olives for eyes and cucumbers for antennae.
      3. Use remaining cucumber to represent legs.
      Nutritional Value
      • Calories 419
      • Fat 19.95g
      • Protein 14.63g
      • Carbohydrates 51.54g
      • Fiber 3.91g
      • Sodium 509mg
      • Calcium 354mg
      • Iron 2.60mg

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