Food Group Funny Faces

funny face

Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, UNL Extension in Lancaster County

Have fun with the children in your life by making these healthy snacks that use a variety of foods from the different food groups.

Food Group Funny Face

Serving Size: 1 cracker
Yield: 1 serving

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 large graham cracker or use whole grain or saltine crackers
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 raisins
  • 2 large green peas
  • 1 grape cut in halffunny face
  1. Spread peanut butter on a cracker in the shape of a face.
  2. Sprinkle grated cheese at top for hair.
  3. Place raisins on cracker for mouth.
  4. Use peas for eyes and 1/2 grape for nose.

Note: This snack is intended for children over age two. Do not serve to younger children who may choke.


Source: Adapted from: Kids a Cookin—, Kansas Family Nutrition Program, available at Food Stamp Nutrition Connection Recipe Finder

Nutrition Facts: Calories, 190; Total Fat, 12g; Saturated Fat, 3g; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol, 5mg; Sodium, 110mg; Total Carbohydrate, 16g; Dietary Fiber, 2g; Sugar, 5g; Protein, 7g.

Alice—s Notes: Don't limit yourself to just round crackers. Experiment with other fruits vegetables and cheeses, such as dried cranberries, blueberries or raspberries (fresh or frozen, slightly thawed), etc.