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Beautiful Butterflies


7 Servings14 Servings28 Servings
Chicken, boneless1 lb2 lb4 lb
Mayonnaise, light0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp2 Tbsp
Green onions, chopped0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Tomatoes, chopped0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Carrots, chopped1 cup2 cup4 cup
Tomatoes, cherry, halved0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Bread, whole grain7 slices14 slices28 slices
Baby carrots0.5 cup1 cup2 cup


  1. 1. Place chicken in skillet with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 12 to 14 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. 2. Shred chicken and place in bowl. Add carrots, tomatoes, green onions and mayonnaise.
  3. 3. Spread mixture over bread slice. Cut into triangles.
  4. 4. Arrange triangles with points facing each other to look like butterfly wings. Place baby carrot in center.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1/2 cup mix (147g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 From Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sat. Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carb 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 75% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

Allow children to assemble the butterflies or use cookie cutters to make these sandwiches more appealing.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Lunch/Supper. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread
  • Fruit/Vegetable
  • Meat/Meat Alternate