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Banana-Pear Caterpillar

With Sherry's guidance, Kendra Paige-Wrischnik, now 11, transformed banana and pear slices into this creepy crawler. "The girls' brother, Joey, was too young to help prepare the salads, but he sure enjoyed eating them," Sherry adds.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1/2 medium red pear, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 raisins


  • Place lettuce on a salad plate; top with the banana. Cut 1/4-in. V-shaped slices halfway through the banana, spacing cuts 1 in. apart. Place a pear slice, peel side up, in each cut. For eyes, gently press raisins into one end of banana. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 160 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • cynandtom
    May 12, 2014

    I made these with my kindergarten kids. They were easy, healthy, and delicious!

  • Toots2011
    Aug 19, 2011

    I haven't tried this, but it looks adorable and easy to make. My question is, can it be made 4 hours in advance without the bananas turning brown; possibly lemon juice? Would love to make it for centerpieces for a child's party.

  • Bleugerman
    Mar 2, 2011

    For children who won't eat lettuce color shredded coconut green and put that down as base. To color coconut put into a glass jar, add few drops green food color. Put on lid and shake to evenly distribute color. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread out to dry.

  • Bleugerman
    Mar 2, 2011

    Wonderful for when grandchildren come over.

  • breezy_whisperzs
    Mar 25, 2010

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  • eleganta
    Jan 14, 2010

    AWESOME IDEA! How cute for summertime!

  • lulu17
    Oct 17, 2009

    I thought it was very good. It sure is cute!! But my picky eaters won't eat the saled, so i put it on a cute platter.

  • dlsmit01
    May 20, 2009

    This is one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen. I have 5 great grandchildren under the age of 4,so this will go over big. Thanks for the great idea.