Bug Bites

A delicious bug - PHOTO credit: Amy Lynn Schereck
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Number of Servings: 
1 Dragonfly Sandwich
Recipe Source: 
Bean Appétit by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen with Carisa Dixon ($14.99, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009). Photo: Amy Lynn Schereck


  • 12 whole-wheat pita
  • 1 baby dill pickle
  • 2 thin carrot matchsticks
  • 14 cup lowfat cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla yogurt
  • 12 tsp ground turmeric
  • 14 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 slices honey-baked turkey breast
  • 4 thin orange slices
  • 4 thin red apple slices
  • You will also need: Clean scissors


  1. Flap your arms 4 times. Now use clean children’s scissors to cut pita bread into four 1-inch ovals to help shape the wings. Use a butter knife to slice one-third of the pickle off the top and set aside for dragonfly’s head. The rest of the pickle will be its tail.
  2. Use a toothpick to make 2 small holes on the top of the pickle head. Slide 1 small carrot stick into each of the holes for the antennae. 
  3. Buzz like a bug as you combine cream cheese, yogurt, turmeric, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl. Spread it on top of your pita bread.
  4. Place turkey slices on top of each other and roll them up tightly. Place turkey roll-up in center of plate. Place pickle head at one end, and rest of pickle at other end.
  5. To help our dragonfly fly, it needs wings. Place 2 pita ovals on each side of turkey body. Stack sliced oranges and sliced apples on the wings, making sure all tips are pointing in. Run around the house like you’re a dragonfly whooshing through the air before landing at your lunch table for a scrumptious sandwich!
Nutrition Info: 
417 Calories, 28 g Protein, 38 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 17 g Total fat (9 g sat, 6 g mono, 2 g poly), 830 mg Sodium, ★★★★ Vitamin A, B3 (niacin), ★★★ Vitamin C, Manganese, Phosphorus, ★★ Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B6, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B12, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium