It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day so we thought we’d share a favorite treat we like to make for our daughters class for their Valentine’s party. Her teacher asks that 3 families supply goodies and 3 families supply healthy treats in order to ensure the kids aren’t going to end up full of sugar by the end of the day. These lovable little ladybugs make a great treat and they’re really cute!
What you need: Adapted from Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts ~ Makes 16 ladybugs
16 seedless Green or Red Grapes
16 (6 inch) wooden skewers or toothpicks
16 whole strawberries
32 mini chocolate chips or dried black currents
Step 1. Wash your grapes and strawberries
Step 2. Cut the grapes in half
Step 3. Slice off a strip on one side of the strawberries (this will help them to sit flat on the plate)
Step 4. Place a grape on a toothpick sliding it all the way to the end
Step 5. Next place the strawberry on the toothpick and slide it down to touch the grape
Step 6. Gently score a line at the top of the strawberry to create the appearance of wings
Step 7. Finally, carefully push the pointed ends of the mini chocolate chips (or dried currants) into the strawberry to make the ladybug’s spots.
Happy Healthy Eating
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!