Peas-Ful Praying Mantis

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Recipe by Michele Reyzer; Photo by Mark Godfrey

Do you love bugs? Then you’ll have lots of fun making—and eating—this tasty treat!

What You Need

  • snow peas
  • green bell pepper
  • lettuce
  • carrots


What You Do

  1. Place a large snow pea pod in the center of your plate.
  2. For the legs, tuck two smaller pea pods underneath.
  3. Cut off both ends of another pod and place these pieces below each leg, as shown.
  4. To create spiky spines, snip small notches in the legs with scissors.
  5. Add a triangle-shaped green pepper head.
  6. Cut two eye circles and two antenna strips from another pea pod, then arrange them as shown.
  7. Set two peas on the eye circles.
  8. Place lettuce around the mantis.
  9. To create the sun, use a round carrot slice and shredded carrots.
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“Bug Bites” originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.



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