Cooking With Family Flavours

Bug Me, Please!

By Razan Rousan

We celebrate spring with our friends: ladybug, caterpillar and butterfly! These healthy snacks make great fun food ideas for springtime parties and picnics.

Ladybug

Ingredients

Crackers

1 tbsp lebaneh (strained yoghurt)

1 cherry tomato, quartered

Pitted black olives

Candy eyes

Herb leaves for garnish

Directions

1. Spread lebaneh over crackers

2. Arrange two tomato quarters on each for the ladybug wings

3. Place a black olive for the head

4. Add two small blobs of labaneh for the eyes or candy eyes

5. Stick one piece of cut olive in each eye

6. Add some leaves for the garnish

Caterpillar

Ingredients

Celery sticks, sliced in half

Lebaneh (strained yoghurt)

Green peas

Marshmallow with chocolate dots (for the eyes)

Icing gel for decoration

Directions

1. Fill the celery sticks with lebaneh

2. Add some cooked green peas

3. Stick two candy eyes

Butterfly

Ingredients

Celery sticks, sliced in half

Peanut butter

Pretzels biscuits

Marshmallow with chocolate dots (for the eyes)

Directions

Fill celery sticks with peanut butter and top with some pretzels for wings. Finish off with a few candy eyes.