RITZCaprese Ladybugs – RITZpiration Family Edition

RITZCaprese Ladybugs- RITZpiration Family-Edition-08

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International Group. All opinions are entirely my own.

The recipe I’m sharing today is a RITZ Crackers Lady Bug, something that is adorably eye catching yet healthy and very refreshing to eat. I initially made these for my kids but when my husband got home from work and saw us making them he wanted in on the lady bug action.  There’s a very polished look to this dish that doesn’t take a lot of effort, which is great for me as I can present an elegant, healthy masterpiece in just a few minutes time. This cute recipe is not only appealing to our eyes but also contains fresh vegetables, cheese and a bit of sweet, tanginess from a balsamic glaze. Fun recipes like these serve the purpose of encouraging our kids and husband to get involved in the kitchen. This is a great way to create a family moment, get inspired, be creative have some fun while getting my kids to eat more veggies!

RITZCaprese Ladybugs- RITZpiration Family-Edition

As someone who follows a lot of trends in food it’s cool to see that RITZ Crackers stays on-top with lots of new inspiration and creativity.  Check out FamilyRITZpiration.com to get inspired, I sure was!  You can pick up RITZ Crackers at your local Kroger store, which is what I did.  Kroger is great as it can be a one-stop for all of the daily meals that I plan out for my husband and kids, yet still carries everything I need to pull off cool dishes like this one that stand out for my family or for guests on the weekend.  I purchased the RITZ Crackers and all other ingredients to create this recipe at my local Kroger store (Ralph’s). If you do not live near a Kroger or Ralph’s store, I suggest checking out another Kroger banner store like Food for Less or Smith’s. I picked up an extra box of RITZ Crackers as I am always thinking up new ways to use them in recipes, or to stack up a few layers of goodness.

RITZCaprese Ladybugs- RITZpiration Family-Edition

This is the type of meal that my kids will want to eat a few times a week, and actually even want to help in making it.  When I get my kids involved in the kitchen I glow with pride as a Mom who is doing something good for my kids.  There are great lessons to be learned about making healthy choices and taking pride in your work.  While making this recipe I told them about the benefits of some of the veggies they were eating, and also quizzed them a bit on some of the numbers (we’re working on learning about halves right now).  Equally as important as their learning in the kitchen, it’s just a great place for us to unwind and work on something together as a family.  I cherish those moments, they seem to be too rare these days!

 

RITZCaprese Ladybugs- RITZpiration Family-Edition

You don’t have to be an artist to create a little masterpiece in the kitchen.  Even if you just made this for yourself it would bring a smile to your face and have you reaching for your camera to show off your creation.  I hope you go forward with that as it really is very simple to make.

Find more fun #FamilyRITZpiration here FamilyRITZpiration.com

RITZCaprese Ladybugs- RITZpiration Family-Edition

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Ingredients
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 6 mozzarella cheese balls each cut into 4 slices 24 fresh basil leaves
  • 12 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 6 pitted black olives quartered
  • 1 green onion green part only cut into 48 thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp . balsamic glaze
  • 1/4 tsp . black sesame seed
Instructions
  1. Top each cracker with 1 EACH cheese slice and basil leaf.

  2. Decorate with tomatoes, olives and onions to resemble ladybug as shown in photo. Brush with balsamic glaze; sprinkle with sesame seed. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from FamilyRITZpiration.com

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Apr 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Oh my gosh, those are so cute! I’m not sure I could eat them. I might frame them, though. LOL

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    Claudia Krusch
    Apr 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    These are so cute and easy to make. I will have to pick up the ingredients I need to make these on the weekend. I am sure they will be a big hit.

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    Vera Sweeney
    Apr 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Those are the perfect appetizer for our spring party. Thanks so much for this great idea!

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    OurFamilyWorld
    Apr 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Oh how cute! This is just a simple snack, but you made it so cute and interesting. I’m sure it was fun to make.

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    Karissa WithOurBest
    Apr 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Wow! These are so beautiful! They would look so cute on a veggie platter! I need to make these!

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    fashionbeyondforty
    Apr 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    We love RITZ but never did anything this creative with them. I have to say this is the most beautifully stunning way to use RITZ crackers I have ever seen! You did an amazing job!

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    Rose Ann Sales
    Apr 12, 2017 at 2:01 am

    How cute it is. Really so. Like the idea! Wish I could have time to do it.

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    Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    Apr 12, 2017 at 7:45 am

    My goodness! These are insanely adorable. This is such a creative use of crackers. My kids would love it.

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    Kathy
    Apr 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Those are so cute! What a creative idea. I would have never thought of something like this. Now I need to make some!

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    Kelly (@KickingWKelly)
    Apr 12, 2017 at 11:19 am

    These are just precious! What a fun snack to pack in a picnic basket!

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    up run for life
    Apr 12, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Those are super cute. They would be perfect for a ladybug birthday party or a baby shower. We love Ritz crackers.

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    Crystal Lopez
    Apr 12, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    These are so cute! We love Ritz and topped with something healthy makes it so much better! What a great idea for snack time!

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Apr 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Omg how cute and yummy!!!!!! I bet my daughter would love to make these lady bugs with me!!

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    cosmeticsanctuary
    Apr 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    This is SO cute! Especially for Spring/Summer! I’ll have to try it out next time we have people over

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    Tami Qualls
    Apr 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Awe the ladybugs are adorable. I’d have fun making these.

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    Marielle Altenor
    Apr 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    That’s a fun spring appetizer idea! The possibilities with Ritz crackers are endless!! They are my go to snacks.

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    Apr 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    These are the cutest appetizers I’ve ever seen!!

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
    May 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    These are so adorable! I love this idea!

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