The Very Healthy Caterpillar

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
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Sodium: 509mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 15g
Recipe type: Lunchbox Ideas
Prep time: 
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Photography by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids. ™ & © 2015 Eric Carle LLC. All rights reserved.
  • 6 Sun World® green grapes
  • 1 strawberry, leaves hulled
  • 2 chocolate chips
  • 2 pretzel sticks
  • 2 blueberries
  • 6 matchstick carrots
  • 1 Tbsp. lowfat mayonnaise
  • 1 10-inch spinach wrap
  • 2 slices salami
  • 1 slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • ⅓ cup baby spinach
  • 1 mini seedless cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cherry tomato
  • 2 olive slices
  • 2 (6-inch) skewers
  1. For fruit caterpillar: 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.
  4. For veggie caterpillar: Spread mayonnaise on wrap. Add salami, cheese, spinach and half of cucumbers. Roll up and trim off ends. Cut wrap into 5 pieces.
  5. Slide pieces and tomato onto skewer. Cut slits in tomato and insert black olives for eyes and cucumbers for antennae.
  6. Use remaining cucumber to represent legs.


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