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Bugs on a Log

Eat this recipe, and you'll take perfect bite of protein, healthy fats, and fiber every time!  

  • Serving Size: 3 inch celery with "spread" and "bugs" options
  • Recipe Makes: 1 serving


  • green, red, yellow, or orange peppers(cut into half-inch pieces)
  • whole grain cereal (unsweetened)*
  • peanuts, nuts or seeds (ground)


  • celery (cut in 3” pieces)
  • apples (peeled, quartered, cored and cut into half-inch slices)
  • carrot sticks (cut in 3” pieces)


  • low-fat, plain or vanilla yogurt**
  • spreadable or shredded cheese (low-fat)***
  • creamy peanut butter, nut butter or seed butter****
  1. Choose one “log” option. Top with a “spread,” and sprinkle with a “bug.”
Nutrition Information: 

A 3 inch celery with "spread" and "bugs" options provides:

  • 47 Calories, 2 g. Fats. 1 g. Saturated Fats, 85 mg. Sodium, 6 g. Carbohydrates, 0 g. Fiber, 1 g. Protein
Allergy Warning: 

This recipe contains wheat, tree nuts, peanuts and milk.
*If you are allergic to wheat or gluten in the whole grain cereal; try rice chex, puffed rice cereal or other gluten-free options.
***If you are allergic to milk-based yogurt; try soy, almond, or coconut-based yogurt.
***If you are allergic to milk-based cheese, try soy-based cheese or other dairy-free alternatives.
****Instead of peanut butter, choose from these nut butter spreads: almond, and cashew or allergy-friendly soy,pumpkin, and sunflower seed butter.

Cut Down on Choking: 

For kids 2- 4 years old, serve food in the following ways:

  • Cook celery and carrots until they are soft, so you can pierce them with a fork. Then, cut them into sticks.
  • Mix in applesauce with peanut butter to spread thinly on the celery.
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