Food Group Butterfly


Makes 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 butterfly


  • 1 slice low-fat American cheese
  • 1 celery stalk, 3 inches long
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 to 6 raisins
  • 2 pretzel sticks


  1. Wash hands and surfaces.
  2. Wash and cut celery into a 3-inch long piece.
  3. Cut cheese slice diagonally with a knife, pizza cutter, or scissors.
  4. Place cheese slices on small plate with points together, forming wings.
  5. Fill celery with peanut butter or cream cheese and place filling side down on the cheese wings. This forms the body of the butterfly.
  6. Use raisins to decorate wings. Use a dab of peanut butter or cream cheese as “glue.”
  7. Use pretzels as antennae, sliding them into the peanut butter on the celery.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers immediately.

Recipe from: K-State

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