Change up lunches by adding some fun finger foods like these Sammy’s On A Stick!
Get the littles involved by putting out bowls of prepared ingredients and skewers. Monitor while they choose their own ingredients and make awesome lunches or snacks!
Sammy’s On A Stick
After having looked after little kids including my own for a couple of years, you could say we got really creative with our lunches and snacks!
Lunches have always been fun, interesting and very different then how I grew up. My lunches: typically Bologna sausage on white bread with an apple and orange. Super boring right?
With my kids we try to make lunches and snack time fun and memorable!
Protein ideas for Stick Food
Our Sammy’s On A Stick can use leftover chicken, ham, pork, beef, pepperoni or sausage chunks, or you can use deli meat.
Depending on ages, you can either prepare for the kids or let them get their hands dirty! Place ingredients in bowls on the table and let them create their own fun lunch.
There are so many ideas when it comes to stick food. Try making a BLT on a stick or Caesar Salad on a stick. Pasta salad on a stick is also fun when you us tortellini or tortellini skewered with vegetables.
Other stick food ideas we’ve tired include:
- Sausage/Pepperoni & Cheese on a stick
- Fruit on a stick (ie fruit salad)
- Veggies (carrot & cucumber) on a stick
- Pre-cooked cheese tortellini on a stick, served with a container marinara dipping sauce
- Muffin chunks or cinnamon bagels/cream cheese with strawberries
- Any kind of bread, cheese buns, croissant, bagel, thicker sliced bread (raisin bread)
- Deli meat or leftover over roast beef, chicken, turkey, ham cut into cubes or folded up
- Hard cheese cut up into cubes, cheese sticks cut up, mini bocconcini balls
- Vegetables: lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber cubes, carrot coins, celery slices, pepper wedges
- Fruit, apple works well
- Pickles or olives, just ensure you keep them away from the bread so you do not end up with soggy bread!
- Pick up packages of wooden skewers from the dollar store and cut them to size – smaller for small hands and lunch boxes. You can also cut the tips off the skewer if you are concerned about the safety factor.
- Try to cut each item similar in size.
- If it’s going into a lunch or on a picnic, wrap it with Saran wrap to keep it fresh with cooling packs or ice.
The kids LOVE to eat stick food this way and we love that they eat a good variety of items without hesitation.
If you are looking for other fun lunch ideas check out our 22 School Lunches ideas!
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