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Kids' Recipe: Ants on a Log

Celery with peanut butter and raisinsThis treat is called ants on a log. The celery is the log. Raisins are the ants. Ants on a log are good for your body!

Ask a grown-up for help to make this fun snack.

What You Need

  • 4 pre-cut celery sticks
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon

How to Make Ants on a Log

Get ready.

1) Wash your hands.

2) Wash the celery.

3) Open the peanut butter.

4) Open the raisins. Put some raisins in a small bowl.

Put your ants on the log.

5) Use a spoon to get a little peanut butter.

6) Spread the peanut butter into the celery. This will help your raisins stick to the celery. Ask a grown-up for help.

7) Push raisins into the peanut butter.

Does it look like the raisins are ants crawling on a celery log? Good job! Eat your healthy ants on a log.

Why Ants on a Log Are Healthy for You

  • Celery is a vegetable. Celery has vitamin A to help your eyes. Celery has calcium to help keep your bones and teeth strong.
  • Raisins are dried grapes. That makes raisins fruit. Fruit has fiber that helps you poop.
  • Peanut butter has protein. Protein builds muscles to make you strong.

For Parents

Using pre-cut celery sticks from the store means no cutting is required to make this classic kids' recipe. If you want to use celery from a bunch, let your child break off 2 stalks and wash them first. Then you can trim the ends off with a knife, and cut the stalks into sizes that will be easier for small hands to work with.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Kathleen Zelman on April 24, 2012

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