using Bega Farmers’ Tasty Natural Cheese Sticks
Makes: 2 caterpillars
(1 lunchbox serve = 4 caterpillars depending on your child’s age and appetite)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
2 Bega Farmers’ Tasty Natural Cheese Sticks
1 small tomato + 4 cherry tomatoes
1 small cucumber
½ small yellow capsicum
1 tsp whole egg mayonnaise, optional
4 x wooden food skewers
- First, slice 1 x 2mm pieces of cheese off the end of each Bega cheese stick. Use the end of a drinking straw to press into the cheese slice to create 2 small round ‘eyes’, repeat with the second slice and set aside for later.
- Next, slice each Bega stick into 6 cubes. De-seed the tomato and cut the firm flesh into 8 cubes equal in size to the cheese. Cut the cucumber and capsicum into 8 equal cubes.
- Thread each skewer in a pattern of cheese, tomato, cucumber and capsicum leaving room at the end for the cherry tomato head. Repeat, and finish with a cube of cheese. Push a cherry tomato on the top to cover the end. Cut the tip off the sharp end of the skewer. Repeat with the remaining skewers and remaining ingredients.
- To create the face, completely dry the cherry tomato with paper towel and use the end of a skewer to dot on two spots of mayonnaise. Carefully stick the cheese rounds onto the mayonnaise to create your eyes – you can stick optional cucumber eyes on top to create a more realistic looking critter!
Serving Suggestion: pack the caterpillar sticks with a mandarin flower, tuna, avocado and salad pita pockets and passionfruit.
Storage: store caterpillars snuggly in an airtight container to stop them from moving around. An icepack placed in a cooler bag will help to keep these fresh.
Thanks to One Handed Cooks to this great recipe.