Posted by: ad65shorty | January 6, 2012

Stories for Snuggling: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Recipe

A friend showed these to me a couple of months ago in Parents magazine knowing how much I would like them! They are recipes that go with children’s books. What a great way to get your children excited about reading! I can’t wait to do these with my own children!

Today’s Story:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (this is probably my favorite of all the ones I shared!)

Very Hungry Caterpillar



  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 12 – 15 graham cracker squares or 2 slices purchased pound cake
  • 1/4 cup diced red apple
  • 1/4 cup diced green pear or peeled kiwi
  • 1/4 cup diced plums
  • 1/4 cup diced strawberries or peaches
  • 1/2 cup toasted rolled oats, granola or grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup mandarin orange sections, drained (optional)

1. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, syrup, and orange peel; mix well. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.

2. Put graham crackers, if using, in a plastic bag; roll with rolling pin until they become small crumbs (you should have about 1 cup crumbs). Or, crumble the pound cake.

3. To assemble trifles:  Spoon 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs at the bottom of each 8-ounce glass. Add 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture to each, then add red apple and green pear; add another 1 tablespoon yogurt, plums, and strawberries. Add remaining yogurt. Top each with 2 tablespoons of toasted rolled oats and finish with a few orange sections.

Tip:  You can make the trifles ahead and chill them for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Tip:  Be sure to use a clear glass that is tall enough to hold all ingredients and wide enough for children to be able to easily get their spoon in and out.

**Pictures taken with my camera of the pictures in the magazine.



  1. This is such a great find! Very clever too! I love the pairing of story/character with healthy recipes for kids. Thanks for posting this and I will share!
    Lisa, Junk Food Rules

    • Thanx! I loved the idea, too! 🙂

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