Filed Under: Child, Pregnancy, snack, Under 10 Mins, Vegetables

Very Hungry Caterpillar

This cute, creepy-crawly treat is loads of fun for kids to make and then eat!

February 19th, 2007

By Julia Aitken, Canadian Family food editor

  • 1 celery stalk and leaf
  • hummus
  • small pimento-stuffed olives
  • 2 thin strips of sweet red pepper
  • curly pretzels
  1. Trim, wash and dry a 4-inch (10-cm) piece from bottom end of celery stalk.

  2. With a vegetable peeler, shave a thin slice off the curved side so celery sits without wobbling.

  3. Fill celery-stick indent with hummus.

  4. Place 2 small pimento-stuffed olives in hummus at wider end of celery stick for eyes; stick 2 thin strips of sweet red pepper just behind eyes for antennae.

  5. Prop a celery leaf in hummus at opposite end of celery stick for a tail.

  6. Make 6 legs from curly pretzels by carefully breaking off 6 long curved pieces; stick legs in hummus along both sides of celery stick.

Very Hungry Caterpillar
Photos by Janet Bailey
Food Styling by Marilyn Dunphy
Prop Styling by Emily Vezér

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