Fruit Cup Turkey


1 large Orange half
1 small Banana
1 small Apple
Optional: Nuts
Optional: Miniature marshmallows
1 large (around) Carrot
5 Celery leaves
1 Lettuce leaf
Peanut butter or cheese spread for glue
Sharp knife
Grapefruit knife
Large spoon
Small bowl
Cutting board

Scoop out the center of a large orange half (it helps to cut first along the inside of the rind). Dice the fruit and place it in a small bowl. Dice other fruits, such as bananas and apples, and add them to the orange pieces. Stir to coat fruit with juice to avoid browning. If using the optional nuts and marshmallows add them at this step.) Fill the orange half with the diced fruit mixture. Add a toothpick to the orange for a neck, a carrot round for a head and half a toothpick for a beak (or small sliver of carrot using peanut butter or cheese spread for glue). Insert celery leaves into the back of the cup for feathers. Place a lettuce leaf on a plate to make a bed for the fruit cup turkey.

Serves 1 child, 3 to 6 years old, to fulfill the fruit/vegetable component at snack.
Yield: 1 turkey

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