Banana-Pear Caterpillar Recipe

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Banana-Pear Caterpillar Recipe
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Banana-Pear Caterpillar Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
1 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
1 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Banana-Pear Caterpillar in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 160 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1/2 medium red pear, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 raisins
  1. 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. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Banana-Pear Caterpillar in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p40

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 203664
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

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

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Toots2011 User ID: 6157820 42434
Reviewed 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."

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Bleugerman User ID: 4133955 28030
Reviewed 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."

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Bleugerman User ID: 4133955 78298
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Wonderful for when grandchildren come over."

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eleganta User ID: 3000549 27275
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"AWESOME IDEA! How cute for summertime!"

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lulu17 User ID: 4337703 74156
Reviewed 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."

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dlsmit01 User ID: 152419 98058
Reviewed 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."

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