Snacking With Joy: Butterfly Fiesta

butterfly fiesta afterschool snack by ibelieveinjoy sm

I designed this healthy butterfly fiesta snack for my girls, who are allergic to nuts. We enjoy creating afterschool snacks together and making food allergies fun! I like to call it “Snacking with Joy.”

Please note: all steps that involve cutting and cooking should be done by an adult.


Fly like a butterfly with this snack that’s fun to make and eat! Contains no nuts and no eggs.

Ingredients
shredded cheese
tortillas
black olives
celery
sweet mini peppers (red, orange, yellow)

Directions
1. Melt shredded cheese between two tortillas to make a quesadilla. Let cool.

2. Cut out a butterfly shape with kitchen scissors. Tip: for an easy wing design, cut the tortilla in half; then cut two “B” shapes.
-Cut olives in half and place in a row down the butterfly center.

3. Cut mini pepper rings in different colors and sizes. Create beautiful patterns by placing them on the wings. 

4. Trim a bit of celery for the butterfly antennae.

----------

Recipe and photo created by San Diego mom blogger, Joy Brownlee, who likes making allergy-friendly snacks for her daughters (ages 7, 4 and 18 months). Follow Joy at www.ibelieveinjoy.com.

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Nothing says “party time” like popcorn covered in festive sprinkles! This delicious treat is perfect for a movie-themed birthday party or a just-because party snack. Celebrating with a drive-by . . .

Read more

Carousel Cupcakes

Carousel Cupcakes

Whether you’re celebrating National Carousel Day in July, having a backyard carnival, or hosting a whimsical birthday party, our delightful carousel cupcakes are a crowd-pleaser. Fun to make and e . . .

Read more

Fruity Coconut Ice Pops

Fruity Coconut Ice Pops

Blueberries, strawberries and coconut milk make these refreshing ice pops a healthy and festive treat for Fourth of July, Memorial Day or any summer afternoon. Plus, they’re gluten and dairy-free. . . .

Read more

Patriotic Watermelon Flag Kebabs

Patriotic Watermelon Flag Kebabs

This American flag “cake” will be the star of your Memorial Day or July 4th barbecue or picnic—and it’s easy enough that the kids can help make it! Here’s how to make an American flag “c . . .

Read more

Star Spangled Soda

Star Spangled Soda

Star-Spangled Soda Doubles as a refreshing drink and a great science experiment! It’s a great addition to any cookout—Memorial Day, 4th of July or any summer celebration.IngredientsCranberry ju . . .

Read more

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Lettuce wraps are a delicious way to celebrate Chinese New Year at home! Omit the cayenne pepper to make a milder version of the sauce.Ingredients3 - 6 oz. chicken breasts1 Tablespoon soy sauce1 Tab . . .

Read more

Sam the Cooking Guy’s Grilled Lobster Tails with Thyme Butter

Sam the Cooking Guy’s Grilled Lobster Tails with Thyme Butter

Father's Day at my house is centered around the backyard—and that means grilling. A special day requires special food, and that means lobster tails. Simple and delicious, you can eat them right of . . .

Read more

Blue Cheese Sliders

Blue Cheese Sliders

  Celebrate Father's Day with Sensational Blue Cheese Sliders!
 Here is a delicious recipe that will keep Dad talking about your Father's Day celebration all year long.   Makes: 6 S . . .

Read more

Authentic Mexican Street Corn

Authentic Mexican Street Corn

This Mexican Street Corn is made by grilling corn on the cob and coating it with a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, Cotija cheese, chili powder and lime. Also known as elote, this easy-to-make Mex . . .

Read more

Flower Power Cake

Flower Power Cake

Kids will love surprising mom (or grandma) with this adorable flower cake for Mother’s Day or a birthday! Kids will need help with baking, but let them get creative when it comes to decorating. Th . . .

Read more

21 Ways to Make S'mores

21 Ways to Make S'mores

For some people, messing with traditional s'mores is downright wrong. But if it's the taste of s'mores you crave, you're probably open to venturing outside the box (or in this case, the campfire ring) . . .

Read more

Iron Man Juice for Kids

Iron Man Juice for Kids

Looking for clever ways to include fruits and veggies in your kids' diet? Fans of Tony Stark (Iron Man) will be familiar with his healthy green juice. This juice is a rich red-gold, more like I . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!