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Fruit Caterpillar {Kid Friendly Snack}

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Fruit Catepillar

Happy Friday guys! I have another kid friendly recipe today but I promise, for those that don’t have kids or aren’t looking for kid friendly recipes, I will be back next week with my go-to Slow Cooker Chili recipe. Stay tuned!

Today’s post I am especially excited about because I love reading the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Will and Andrew.  Today’s kid friendly recipe is simple to put together and a fun snack for the kids after school or in their lunch box.  If your kids love the book then they will definitely love this snack idea. I had this caterpillar waiting for Will after school and he was thrilled.

Fruit Catepillar

On Aug. 31, Produce for Kids and Meijer hosted the third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for nutrition education through Jump with Jill, a music-based health program for kids. Since 2002, Meijer has raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations.  Shoppers will be enouraged to add more produce to their grocery carts from the 11 supplies through September 27th and this will help increase donations.

This is a great way to get your kids excited about fruits and vegetables in a creative and familiar way and help out a great cause!


The Very Healthy Caterpillar

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Snack


A fun, healthy snack idea the kids will love.



  • 6 green grapes
  • 1 strawberry, leaves hulled
  • 2 chocolate chips
  • 2 pretzel sticks
  • 2 blueberries
  • 6 matchstick carrots
  • 1 (6-inch) skewer


  1. Fruit Caterpillar
  2. Slide grapes onto skewer to form caterpillar body. Add strawberry for a head.
  3. Press chocolate chips into strawberry for eyes. Top pretzels with blueberries. Press into top of strawberry for antennae.
  4. Lay carrots near each grape to represent legs.

Recipe used from Produce for Kids with persmission

I have partnered with Produce for Kids for this post and as always opinions are 100% my own.


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Sunday 6th of January 2019

Can you easily store these in a ziplock? I’m doing a brown bag picnic for my daughters birthday


Monday 7th of January 2019

I would think so. The only problem is that the matchstick carrots don't actually stick into the grapes. That is why they work when they are laid out on a plate. I think if you bring everything and prepare them at the party on plates they would work.

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Sunday 8th of July 2018

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Marie @ Not Enough

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

Oh this is so cute Julia! I don't have kids yet but I could definitely make this caterpillar for myself haha


Thursday 2nd of October 2014

Thanks Marie! :) You should make it--it is fun!


Wednesday 24th of September 2014

He would love it! Will still talks about the caterpillar he ate. :)

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Monday 22nd of September 2014

We are little kids at heart and if we aren't then we are boring. This is too sweet. Not only that it's easy. It would be fun to have a couple three of those next to a pitcher of Sangria. Smiles----