Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs Recipe

These apple and smoked gouda lunchbox kebobs are a super easy and nutritious option for packing those lunchboxes.

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?

Clean Eating Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs Recipe

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 lifesaver, provided I’ve actually managed to do the grocery shopping. But that’s a whole other post…

Clean Eating Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs Recipe

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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Clean Eating Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs Recipe

Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs

A delicious and easy lunch to pack for yourself or the kiddos!
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 block smoked gouda (cut into ½ inch cubes)
  • 5 oz. container cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large apples cut into ½ 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.


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Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 8/1/16.

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  1. How do you prevent the apples from browning?