Presents

Caterpillar Bagel Bites

to Prep & to Cook

Yields 1 (6 servings × 1)

Cooking with your kids can help get them interested in trying healthy foods they might normally turn their noses up at.

Ingredients

1/2 cup pesto

1/2 cup mozzarella, sliced

1 cup pepperoni, sliced

1/2 cup fresh oregano, whole leafs

1/2 cup fresh basil, whole leafs

1 cup carrot, cut into round discs

12 whole cherry tomato, sliced in half

1 whole red bell pepper, thinly sliced strips

6 whole mini bagels

1 split English muffin

2 cups white button mushroom, sliced

1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese

Instructions

Slice bagels in half. Slice English muffin in half.

Thinly slice the peppers. Slice tomatoes in a u-shape. Cut the carrots into rounds.

Place foil or parchment paper on cookie sheet. Spread 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese under each bagel and English muffin to hold them in place. Arrange the cut bagels on a cookie sheet in the shape of a caterpillar ending with the English muffin for a head.

Dab a little cream cheese on the mushroom slices as glue and stick them under the bagels for legs.

Paint the surface of bagels and English muffin with sauce and arrange the Mozzarella and toppings.

Use pepper slices as antenna, carrots as eyes, pepperoni as a nose or eyes, tomato slice for lips, herbs as spots -- Use your imagination and create your own caterpillar.

Bake it until the cheese is just starting to brown (about 8 minutes). Cool slightly, and serve.

Recipe by Sue