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Apple ladybugs

Choosing healthy foods at snack time can be challenging, but here is a fun, simple, nutritious and most importantly, delicious treat that kids will love.

Apple ladybugs

Number of Servings: 24
Serving Size:  1
Source:  http://www.kaboose.com/food/recipes/spring-snack-recipes.html

Ingredients:

  • 12 red apples – medium
  • 1½ cup raisins
  • 6 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 48 thin pretzel sticks

Preparation

  1. Slice apples in half from top to bottom, and scoop out the cores using a knife or melon baller. If you have an apple corer, core them first, then slice.
  2. Place each apple half flat side down on a small plate.
  3. Dab peanut butter on to the back of the “lady bug,” then stick raisins onto the dabs for spots. Use this method to make eyes too.
  4. Stick one end of each pretzel stick into a raisin, then press the other end into the apples to make antennae.

Want ideas for additional healthy snacks?  Check out the following recipes:

Awesome Applesauce
Fun Fruit Kabobs
Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

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© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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