Butterfly Day – Recipe – Pretzel Butterflies: Healthy Version

If you want to make Dragonflies instead, just use longer celery!!

As a strategy, I would suggest making the Celery Butterflies before you make the Candy Butterflies.  You will have a much better response.  I promise.

RECIPE:  PRETZEL BUTTERFLIES – HEALTHY VERSION

Ingredients:

You could buy the pre-cut celery and save a step

6 stalks of celery

1 tub Whipped Cream Cheese

1/4 Cup Raisins

1/2 Cup Small Pretzel Twists

Directions:

Wash and cut celery into 2 inch slices.

Other than cutting the celery, the kids can do all of this by themselves (and the older kids can cut the celery)

Spread cream cheese in celery

Of COURSE cream cheese is healthy. It's calcium..right?

Insert two pretzels into cream cheese (single opening toward the body)

The cream cheese holds the wings in place

Break a pretzel into antennae and insert at top of celery

Sometimes I put the antennae facing in....but I think I like this best....

Place three raisins on the cream cheese for the body.

When the kids eat these, they love to pull the wings off and dip them into the cream cheese.  Gruesome.

A perfect snack!!!

Category: Appetizers, Butterfly Day, Camp, Cook, Cookin' with the kids, What will we do today?
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(1) Comment and (1) Reply

  1. Ludicrous Mama | September 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply

    Actually, cream cheese is considered part of the fats category, rather than daisy on the Food Pyramid, because it is so high in fat compared to protein. However, neufchatel cheese is much lower in fat. Lowfat cream cheese is even lower, but tastes funky to me. However, if you puree it with herbs and roasted veggies (I use radishes or beets usually, but carrots, peppers, and zucchini are fun too,) you don’t notice the funky lowfat flavor at all!

    • jill | September 11, 2012 at 6:55 am | Reply

      You are absolutely right!!! I will have to change the name to Health(ier) version! I’m from the Dairy State (Wisconsin), so I must subconsciously reject the idea that cream cheese or really any cheese might not be the perfect health treat!!. BTW, popped over to your neighborhood and love your blog. Great bento lunch ideas!

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