Last Updated on May 1, 2019
These Quick and Easy Lunch Kabobs are the perfect way to make an easy and simple lunch! Treat yourself to some extra time away from the kitchen and surprise the family with a different meal.
Lately, I have been discussing recipes that kids will love, like homemade pop-tarts. Can you tell what takes up a large part of my time? Sometimes my kids want a bigger meal for lunch and other times they just want something light. The problem here is that light for my kids is not my idea of light. They tend to want to grab unhealthy chips and junk type foods instead of something healthier. Ugh! It’s so frustrating! So that is how I came up with these lunch Kabobs!
Quick and Easy Lunch Kabobs
I love the lunch kabobs! They are really perfect for any occasion such as appetizers, kids after school snacks, lunch, or maybe you just want something different. You can make so many of these kabobs ahead of time and save them for later. It’s sort of one and done type recipe! Make them once and enjoy them all week!
Another thing that I love about them is the fact that you can use any ingredients you have on hand or can easily grab at the commissary. Ingredients can easily be swapped around though. For example if you don’t have the ham that I used, substitute turkey or chicken. If you don’t have cucumbers or have a kid who doesn’t like them, I have used zucchini. They truly are a wonderful, fast recipe!
What other types of vegetables can you include in these lunch kabobs?
Again, this is one of those recipes that is so forgiving! If you have a veggie that your kids like and adore, add it! It’s just more nutrients and healthy options that you can add and that’s always a good thing. Think green peppers, red peppers, sugar snack peas, cherry tomatoes. The options are truly endless on what you can do!
Where to eat and enjoy these simple lunch kabobs?
Not only are they perfect for sending in school lunches, but also keeping on hand for a pre-made snack. With summer months coming up, don’t forget that these kabobs are perfect for picnics and outings as well! Also, don’t forget about playdates and having a good food on hand to feed the kids. Everyone loves eating a kabob and these lunch kabobs are no exception.
Pack up a cooler and take them to the park or the beach and watch their eyes light up when they see them. Plus, they make clean up super-duper simple! Less mess, no plates, and people get to eat off a toothpick? Total win, right?!
My kids totally love that lunch kabobs use toothpicks. Reminds them of going to the grocery store and getting samples. What kid doesn’t love that?! 🙂
So, are you ready for this simple and easy recipe? You’re going to love it just as much as your kids do!
Ingredients to make easy lunch kabobs
– 1 pkg. Smoked Ham, sliced
– 1 pkg. Cherry Tomatoes
– 2-3 Small Cucumbers
– 8 oz. Cheddar Cheese Block
– 8 oz. Colby Jack Cheese Block
Directions to make these super simple lunch kabobs
1. Cut the cucumbers and cheese in small chunks.
2. Tightly roll slices of ham and cut them into pieces about an inch long.
3. Take one of each of the cucumber, cheese, meat, and tomato and put onto a
4. Repeat step 3 to make all the kabobs.
5. Fun and easy lunch or snack for kids!
See how simple and easy these are?
You don’t have to create these on your own either! Set up all the troops in the kitchen and teach them to make their own! They’ll love being independent in being able to make their own lunch! And you’ll love the fact that you don’t have to worry about anyone get cut or burned.
Seriously, you might not find a more simple recipe!
Can you leave out the cheese from these lunch kabobs?
Of course! If your child can’t have cheese or dairy, no worries. Just substitute in some more veggies or meat and make it your own way! You can also use vegan cheese too.
Garden veggies are the best veggies
If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, use those fresh garden veggies! There is nothing better than getting fresh tomatoes or cucumbers straight out of the garden and eating them warm from the sun! You and your kids will take great pride in knowing that they are eating lunch kabobs with veggies straight from your garden.
However, we know that as a Military Wife fresh gardens are an exception. So what I love to do is shop local farmers markets or the commissary also will bring in local farmers sometimes for fresh goodies! If neither of those options are available, then fresh store-bought is still a great option.
Have fun making these lunch kabobs and eating them with your kids. They are so simple, so easy and so filling. And they are a great way to teach your kids how simple and easy making their own snacks can be. After all, eating food off a toothpick is always so much fun, right?
Put these lunch kabobs on your radar to make at least once or twice this summer. It’s one family-friendly treat that everyone is going to love!
Don’t forget to print out the recipe for later!
- First you will need to cut your paper into pieces sized to fit on the top of your box, on each of the sides, and the inside lid. I am not putting measurements of my paper pieces since they are cut to fit my box size and your box may be a different size.
- Spread a thin layer of mod podge on the wood box where you will be putting paper pieces. Press the paper on and smooth out. Do the inside of the box as well.
- Now take the letter stickers and spell out “Prayer Box” and stick them on the top of the box.
- Cut a small piece of lace and lay that on the top left side of box.
- Now brush mod podge over the top of the box and the sides too. Make sure to cover the stickers and lace well, but a thin layer is plenty, just brush it on smooth. Let this set and dry.
- Now you can do the inside. Stick a faith sticker or two on the inside lid, and then mod podge over it all. Let this dry.
- Put some glue on the bottom of the flower and stick it on the top of the box. Let dry.
- Fill your box with paper and some pens for writing and keeping your prayers.