With the holiday season fast approaching we know that there will be plenty of sweet treats and homemade baking around. That means it’s the perfect time to try to balance all those goodies out with some delicious and fun healthy treats. These lovable little ladybugs make a great treat and they’re pretty darn cute!
What you need: Adapted from Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts Makes 12 ladybugs
12 seedless Green or Red Grapes
12 (6- to 8-inch) wooden skewers or toothpicks
12 whole strawberries
24 mini chocolate chips or dried black currents
Step 1. Wash your grapes and strawberries
Step 2. Cut the ends off of the strawberries and cut the grapes in half
Step 3. Slice off the bottom of the strawberries (this will help them to sit flat on the plate)
Step 4. Place a grape on a toothpick or wooden skewer, sliding it all the way to the end
Step 5. Next place the strawberry on the skewer, cut end first, and slide it down to touch the grape
Step 6. Gently score the top of the strawberry to create the appearance of wings
Step 7. Finally, carefully push the pointed ends of the chocolate chips (or dried currants) into the strawberry to make the ladybug’s spots.
Happy Healthy Holidays
Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Kia is passionate about creating tools that help parents raise healthy kids!