Kid-Friendly Cheese and Meat Lunch Kabobs are the perfect lunchtime meal. Easy to make and perfect for kids to help assemble.
It’s that time of the year when the kids are getting ready to head back to school. This year, of course, it is a whole new experience with what’s going on in the world. Schools are either starting the new year totally online, in person, or a mix of the two. In our area, it is a mix of the two – in person and online classes.
No matter how the school year is starting, you’ll probably need some easy lunch ideas. Easy to prep, to make, and to have on hand or in those lunch boxes. Our #FestiveFoodies Facebook group is here to help with back to school #LunchInspiration. I’m sharing this easy lunch kabob recipe that can be made the night before then packed in the lunch boxes or have ready to serve if your children are at home learning. Be sure to follow the hashtag #LunchInspiration to see more school lunch ideas.
Kids can even help make them easily. It’s been proven that if kids are a part of making a meal, that they will most likely eat what they help make. What better way to get the kids in the kitchen than this fun recipe that they can make with their favorite meats, cheeses, and fruits.
I’ll be honest, these aren’t just for kids! As I was making these, my mom asked me if they were for lunch. I replied YES! We totally enjoyed them. So, you can even pack yourself a few to take to work. You may even joy these tomato and mozzarella with basil skewers.
What foods can you use to make lunch kabobs?
While I used deli lunch meat, fruits, two kinds of cheese, and cherry tomatoes, the options are really up to you. Add lettuce slices, olives, bell peppers, whatever your kids (or you) like. That’s the fun part – making them with your favorites.
Also, you can include dipping sauces like honey mustard, spicy mayo, or a light salad dressing.
How to assemble cheese and meat kabobs
I like to have everything prepped before I start assembling the kabobs. It goes much faster this way. If the kids are helping, you can have them help with that task and place each item in small bowls.
In the picture above, I have two sizes of skewers. I used the smaller ones but the larger size is great for us adults to use. Once you have the foods prepped it’s just a matter of assembling the skewers as you would like. It’s THAT easy.
Cheese and Meat Kabobs - Kid Friendly
- slices of deli lunch meat (I used turkey and ham)
- small cubes of cheese (I used mozzarella and colby jack)
- various fresh fruits and veggies (I used grapes, blackberries, pineapple, strawberries, and grape tomatoes)
- wooden skewers
- Slice the deli meats into 1-strips and roll them before adding to the skewers
- larger pieces of fruit can be cut in half
- assemble the skewers with the foods in any order you would like.
- Serve with dipping sauces if desired.
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