I don’t know about you, but kids going back to school always fills me with “lunchbox dread”. I really hate the tedium of having to figure out what to put in Mini Chef’s lunchbox every day. It’s not fun. I don’t like it. Did I mention I hate packing lunches?
So I’m starting a little early with my lunch planning this year. I’ve decided to put together a collection of easy lunches I can throw together for Mini Chef. I’ll put together a list and then tape them to the fridge for those mornings my coffee hasn’t kicked in enough yet to figure out what my child should eat that day.
I mean, there is only so much anyone can expect of me before the coffee or green tea kicks in and I can tell you it ain’t much. So a list like this is often a life saver, providing I’ve actually managed to do the grocery shopping. But that’s a whole other post…
This simple, but tasty lunch idea is fun for kids of all ages. Pick up some decorative toothpicks and create your own combinations!
P.S. – Concerned about packing toothpicks in your child’s lunchbox? Try using whole grain pretzel sticks instead!
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Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 8/1/16.
- 1 block smoked gouda, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 5 oz. container cherry tomatoes
- 2 large apples, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Alternating between ingredients, layer the cube and tomatoes onto the toothpicks or other kid-friendly skewers and pack in a food-safe container.