Cute Snack Idea: A Sweet and Sour Owl

Sweet and tart, this healthy little citrus owl is a great idea at breakfast or snack time

By Jill Dubien

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citrusowlThis sweet and sour owl is so bright and colourful and loaded full of vitamin C! It can be a great snack for kids, or part of a healthy breakfast too—which is how my kids enjoyed it. I only used a few ingredients to make this cute guy and he was really simple to put together. I made each of the kids their own grapefruit owl and they ate him along with a piece of toast and a glass of milk. I think they’ll be asking for this cute little owl again. Here’s how I made it:

What you’ll need:

1 half of a pink grapefruit
1 slice of orange
1 clementine orange, peeled
1 banana
2 blueberries
2 toothpicks
a sharp kitchen knife

Directions:

1. Place your grapefruit half, pink side up, on a plate.

2. Grab your banana and slice off 2 rounds. You can either peel the banana first or not. I didn’t because my kids like to remove the peel themselves. Place these circles on your grapefruit for the owl’s eyes.

3. Take your 2 blueberries and place these on the banana slices to finish off the eyes.

4. Grab your slice of orange and place it on the grapefruit, underneath the eyes. This will be the owl’s belly.

5. Remove 2 segments from your clementine orange and place these on the owl for the wings.

6. Remove 1 more segment from the clementine and then use your knife to slice it in half.

7. Stick 2 toothpicks in the top of your grapefruit leaving about an inch exposed. Stick your 2 orange pieces from the step above on the toothpicks for the owl’s ears.

8. Finally, remove 1 more segment of orange from your clementine and cut it into a triangle piece. Place this triangle on your owl for the nose.

If your kids find the grapefruit too tart, you can always sprinkle a little sugar on it first. The pink grapefruit we had were sweet and delicious and the kids loved them just the way they were. Enjoy!


jill-dubienJill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

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