Children are home from school this week, and trying to satisfy their food needs may become difficult. It may be hard not to be repetitive – sure, we aren’t use to them being home for all three meals and snacks every day. Get creative with mealtimes; you can make the simplest dish fun and appealing. Try these sandwich kabobs, switch up the meats and veggies and you can serve them every other day if your children are sandwich lovers!
- whole grain bread
- cheese (try to use lower fat, lower sodium hard cheeses)
- turkey, chicken or ham (leftovers or if processed use lower sodium and lower fat choices)
- Veggies of your choice (ie. cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, carrots, green pepper, etc.)
- ranch dressing or veggie dip for dipping (optional)
- wooden skewers
- small cookie cutters
Use cookie cutters to cut your bread and cheeses into desired shapes. To cut the cheeses, cut off a piece large enough to accommodate the width of your cookie cutters. Then slice the piece into thirds. Use the cookie cutters to cut the shape into each piece of the cheese. Layer the ingredients however you desire on the skewers.
Note: If you have young children and don’t like the idea of giving them sharp wooden sticks, then just skip the skewers!
Recipe adapted from: http://www.iwashyoudry.com/sandwich-kabobs/
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador