Healthy Fruit and Veggie Platters inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Like many children, my story time picks were often supplemented with a colorful dose of Eric Carle. While Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was probably the family favorite, perhaps the most iconic Eric Carl book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In fact, if Pinterest is any indication, this classic story is now a very popular party theme. Anyone can arrange green and red cupcakes on a platter and call it a day, so I scoured the web to bring you the best HEALTHY platters inspired by Eric Carle’s classic. Whether you are throwing your own Very Hungry Caterpillar party and looking for healthy platters and snacks, or you simply want to jazz up your children’s meals with inspiration from this much beloved story, the following images should inspire you.

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Apple + Babybel cheese caterpillar from Cute Food For Kids


Fruit Caterpillar from Bajiroo


Caterpillar sushi from Anna the Red

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Adorable healthy fruit tray from Bless this Mess Please


Another adorable fruit tray from Frost Me Blog

And while the following aren’t neccessarily Eric Carl inspired, they still keep with the caterpillar theme:

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PB + Banana Caterpillar from Little Page Turners

Hungry caterpillar sandwich

Caterpillar sandwich, original source unknown


Caterpillar grape kabobs, from Healthy and Fun Snacks for Kids

Cute Summer Fruit and Veggie Platters from around the Web

Today I’ve rounded up some of the best sea-inspired fruit and veggie platters, snacks, and lunches from around the web. Late summer is one of the best times of the year for local produce, so don’t let the season slip away without concocting one of these ocean-inspired spreads. And if you are looking for healthy dips to serve alongside your produce, check out this round-up of healthy dips.

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Image via Mom Foodie

fish carrot

Image via Meet the Dubiens

apple crab

Image via Make-Handmade


Image via National Watermelon Promotion Board


Image via Spoonful


Image via Fancy

For more cute summer foods, see my cute summer food Pinterest board!

– Kelly

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica

After 9 seasons, The Office will come to an end next Thursday on NBC. Never has there been a better time to experiment with this sweet, red vegetable, so I rounded up 10 beet recipes from around the web. Serve any of these at your Office finale viewing party, and your guests will be delighted to have a taste of Shrute Farms!

1. Skipped Beet Cocktail from The Daily Meal

2. Beet Greens Smoothie from Inspired RD

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3. Roasted Beet Hummus from Whole Living

4. Baked Beet Chips from Women’s Health

Baked Beet Chips

5. Roasted Beet Crostini from Rosemarried

6. Sweet Potato and Beet Hash from The Kitchen Paper

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7. Beet, Onion, and Chive Flatbread from The Kitchen Paper

8. Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese from BS in the Kitchen

9. Beet and Raspberry Soft Serve from The Healthy Foodie

Beet and Raspberry Soft Serve | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

10. Chocolate Beet Cake from The Law Student’s Wife

Chocolate-Beet-Cake-Recipe | The Law Students Wife

Happy viewing!

– Kelly