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Healthy Lunch Series: Tip #1: Everything tastes better on a stick

Healthy Lunch Series: Tip #1: Everything tastes better on a stickNow that school is back in session, it’s time to start thinking about healthy lunch ideas for both moms and kids. There are so many restrictions for lunches, including making a lunch that is:

  • Nutritious
  • Peanut-free
  • Affordable
  • Quick
  • Something my kids will actually eat and enjoy


  • Provides my kids with the energy they need for a long day
  • Can sustain long periods without refrigeration
  • Doesn’t require a microwave

You know what a challenge this can be.

My kids quite enjoy Lunchables and I honestly would love eating out every day..but neither is going to happen, so it’s time to look at healthy lunch ideas.

I spoke with other moms and conducted some research on how to make a nutritious lunch that meets all of my above critieria. I have so many great tips to share that I’m going to make this topic a series, so look for daily tips and recipes over the ten days as I countdown my top ten healthy lunch tips. In the meantime, today’s post is focused on tip #1: Everything tastes better on a stick.

I love kabob’s. Place boring ham, cheese, fruit and veggies on a stick and instantly you transform a ho-hum lunch into something kids will actually eat.

Today I made fruit kabobs with watermelon, cantaloupe and grapes. I simply used a melon baller to scoop out watermelon and cantaloupe balls, then I alternated them on a wooden skewer. This simple technique makes eating fruit fun!

Skewer possibilities are endless. Try sandwich kabobs, which have bread chunks, cheese, cubes of turkey and cherry tomatoes. Another family favorite is chicken kabobs. I use leftover homemade chicken breast nuggets, cut into cubes, with mozzarella cheese, grapes and zucchini. For additional healthy lunch and snack ideas visit What is your favorite kabob recipe? Please share!

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