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DIY Veggie Trains

Vegetables taste better when they're shaped like trains!

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Cucumbers, carrots, and peppers will disappear without delay when  they're turned into this fun veggie train. Your kids will be all aboard this healthy snack!


Materials:


• Large and paring knives and cutting board

• 2 Cucumbers (1 large and 1 small)

• Carrots

• Small red bell pepper

• Small yellow pepper

• Radish

• String bean

• Fresh rosemary sprig 

• Whipped cream cheese and/or hummus


Instructions:


For the Cucumber Locomotive Train:


1. Cut a cucumber piece so the bottom is flat.

2. Cut another slice a little bit longer.

3. Make a hole in the top of the longer slice.

4. Insert a string bean.

5. Add in a rosemary sprig for "smoke."

6. Add a slice of red bell pepper for the roof.

7. Cut 6 small carrot rounds for wheels and attach with cream cheese.


For the Pepper Cargo Train:


1. Cut, seed, and core a large pepper piece.

2. Cut carrot wheels and attach with cream cheese.

3. Fill pepper chunk with hummus or other dip.


For the Cucumber Cargo Train:


1. Cut and core a thick piece of cucumber.

2. Cut and attach carrot wheels.

3. Fill with strips of red bell pepper.


Optional: Cut extra round veggie pieces (radish, peppers) to make "signs" and use toothpicks to attach them; anchor with additional carrot rounds.


Crafts with small parts are not for use by children under three.

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