Gluten-Free School Lunch: Sandwich on a SkewerSunday, August 9, 2015
Whether you need gluten-free lunch ideas for the kids, or they're just plain bored with sandwiches, serving the filling ingredients on a skewer is a fun way to get them interested in eating a healthy lunch (and asking for more!)
I'm using plastic, reusable cocktail skewers. I picked up a huge package at Dollar Tree for just $1!
You can use any ingredients you like for this, so I chose some of my daughter's favorites:
- Ham cubes
- Cheddar cubes
- Monterey Jack cubes
- Grape tomatoes
You can get any thick-sliced meat of your choice from the deli and cube your own, or buy cubed meat in the lunchmeat section of your grocery store for a timesaver.
You can also buy and cube blocked cheese, or buy pre-packaged cubed cheese from the dairy section.
My daughter loves tomatoes, but if your child isn't crazy about them, some other options are:
- Cucumber slices
- Rolled and sliced lettuce leaves
- Rolled and sliced spinach leaves
- Green or black olives
- Bell pepper pieces
- Dill pickle chunks
- Banana pepper slices
- Avocado chunks
- Use your imagination!
Simply alternate the ingredients on the skewers until you fill them up. Make as many skewers as you need to make it a filling lunch for your child.
Balance out the meal with baby carrots with ranch dip and some strawberries, or any other seasonal fruit, and you have a gluten-free (and fun) school lunch!
What is your child's favorite school lunch? Do they have any food allergies? Are they picky eaters? Let me know in the comments below!