September 15, 2015
While everyone is scrambling to come up with the next new school lunch idea, I’m taking a different approach this year. I’m thinking it’s not about new recipes or fresh lunch ideas—at least, not entirely. Instead, it’s about changing up presentation. Who cares if it’s the same old, same old. In fact, if it’s healthy and the kids will eat it, why wouldn’t you stick with what works?!
But a new presentation? That’s everything to kids.
One way to switch things up is to put lunch on a stick. Yup—that’s all! Cut up that sandwich or cube that cheese and fold that deli meat and grab some skewers. Throw everything on a stick and call lunch done.
Your lunch skewer doesn’t have to be all sandwich-based. You can even throw leftovers onto a stick or go crazy and skewer tortellini. Watch the video for several ideas and inspiration.
Oh, and if you’re worried about sending your kiddo to school with a stick (something some of you mentioned on the One Hungry Mama Facebook page), you can do as I do and snap off the sharp tips. Or, if that’s not safe enough, use pretty straws or even popsicle sticks.