Mini Cucumber Caterpillars

Mini Cucumber Caterpillars

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From: EatingWell.com, May 2017

Kids will love eating their veggies when you turn mini cucumbers into fun caterpillar treats ready for dunking in their favorite dip!

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 mini cucumbers
  • ¼ cup halved and very thinly sliced carrot
  • ¼ cup halved and very thinly sliced radish
  • 16 dried currants or whole black peppercorns (optional)
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing

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  1. Cut each cucumber in half so you have 8 total pieces. Make crosswise cuts every ¼ inch along each piece of cucumber, slicing almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Fill the cuts alternately with carrot and radish slices. Carve out two small "eyes" at one end of each piece with the tip of a paring knife and fill with a currant (or peppercorn), if desired. Serve the "caterpillars" with ranch dressing for dipping.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 caterpillars
  • Per serving: 73 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 1,384 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 14 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 144 mg sodium; 104 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (28% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, ½ vegetable

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