Caterpillars, Butterflies & Snails
From the Living Well Eating Smart newsletter, Issue #92 (September 12th, 2020 – January 6th, 2021).
Recipe and image from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. Visit their website for more helpful food safety tips and food-safe recipes your whole family will love.
1. Wash hands with soap and water.
2. Rinse all fresh produce items under cold running water prior to prepping.
3. Spread cream cheese spread or peanut butter inside each celery stick.
4. Assemble the caterpillars by attaching two candy eyes or raisins to a grape using cream cheese or peanut butter as glue. Gently press the grape into a filled celery stick to make a head. Gently press 3 to 5 blueberries in behind the grape to make a body.
5. Assemble the snails by pressing two candy eyes or raisins onto the end of a filled celery stick. Press an apple, strawberry, or orange slice onto the stick behind the eyes to make the snail's shells. (Use strawberries for smaller sticks and apples or oranges for larger sticks.)
6. Assemble the butterflies by pressing two candy eyes or raisins on the end of a filled celery stick. Press two pretzels onto the celery stick behind the eyes to make the butterfly wings.
Big Y's recipes reflect the guidance of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. To learn more, visit fightbac.org!