Southern Mom Loves: Gluten-Free School Lunch: Sandwich on a Skewer

Gluten-Free School Lunch: Sandwich on a Skewer

Sunday, 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!

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