Bugs on a Log  A KidStuff Recipe by Stella Juarez

This is not a very complicated snack recipe but I'm adding it because I think it's a great example of teaching your toddlers "pre-cooking" skills.  "Pre-cooking" mainlyinvolves simple assembly and requires a limited use of utensils and no use of heat or sharp cutting tools.  I don't think it's ever too early to teach your children how to do some cooking.  If you start showing them how to  make snacks from whole foods and healthy ingredients at a  young age,  they will have much sharper decision making skills when they are faced with dietary choices later in life.


4-6 celery stalks, washed and cut into sticks (or have your kids snap them apart)
2-3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1-2  tablespoons raisins

Spread natural peanut butter across celery sticks and garnish with raisins. Pretend the celery is a log and the raisins are "bugs"

Stella's Kitchen Tip: Quick Thaw: Small muffins or bread slices thaw quickly in the toaster.  If you catch a good sale price, don't expect to use the whole package right away or simply or have leftovers, just store them in the freezer.  "Pre-toast" the slices once or twice and you'll have a sufficiently thawed piece that isn't soggy at all.

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Index of Recipes in the "Stella's Kitchen" Cookbook