Grapefruit Owl



15 min


15 min


1 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
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44 g,
  • Fat
  • 1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg.

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.