Grapefruit Owl


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes1 owl
Grapefruit Owl

Photo: Erik Putz

Kids will get a hoot out of opening their lunchbox and discovering this cutie grapefruit owl.


  • 1 grapefruit

  • 1 clementine

  • 1 banana

  • 1 green apple

  • 2 small blueberries

  • pretzel sticks, optional


  • Cut grapefruit and clementine crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Peel and cut banana into 1/8-in. slices. Cut 2 1/4-in. round slices from apple crosswise.

  • Lay a grapefruit slice on a plate.

  • Layer overlapping banana slices, starting from the bottom half of grapefruit, stopping halfway up for feathers.

  • Lay 2 slices clementine on the top half of grapefruit.

  • Place a blueberry on the centre of each clementine slice.

  • Cut a smaller slice of clementine in half and place at bottom of the owl for feet.

  • Cut an apple slice in half for wings.

  • Cut remaining apple slice into triangles for ears and beak.

  • Place pretzel sticks under owl’s feet for branches, if desired.

Nutrition (per owl)

Calories 172, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 44g, Fat 1g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 2mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Dec 08, 2014

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