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"Bugs on a Log" Snack

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


Choose a "log" option, top with a spread and sprinkle with a "bug."


  • Celery, cut in 3-inch pieces
  • Apples, quartered and cored
  • Carrot sticks, cut in 3-inch pieces
  • Cream cheese, low-fat, fruit flavored
  • Cheese, low-fat with pimiento
  • Peanut butter
  • Egg salad
  • Raisins, regular or golden
  • Whole-grain cereal, unsweetened
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Peanuts, chopped


Per serving (one "log") has about 30 calories and 1 gram of fat.
Cost: about 20 cents per serving.

*Recipe cost and nutrient analysis are based on using 3-inch celery piece, 1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese spread and 1/2 tablespoon raisins.

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