By The American Cancer Society

Mother's Day Recipe: Build a Bagel Face

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What better surprise on Mother’s Day morning than breakfast in bed? And it’s even better if the kids have prepared it. Here’s a food craft that you can set up in advance and the kids can have fun with on their own. Then, when they serve up their creations, you can all share a tasty meal and a good laugh!

  • Half of a bagel
  • Low-fat cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese
  • Carrot circles
  • Cucumber half-slices
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Thinly sliced red peppers
  • Thinly sliced green peppers
  • Black pitted olives
  • Green pitted olives
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Bean sprouts
  • Celery slices


Spread cream cheese thinly over your bagel. Then have fun using the vegetables or fruits (pictured) to make funny faces you can eat!

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Excerpted from The American Cancer Society’s Kids’ First Cookbook. Reprinted with the permission of The American Cancer Society. All Rights Reserved.

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