Lunch on a Stick Recipe
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Lunch on a Stick Recipe

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It's fun to create different lunch combinations with my mom. I like to make patterns in the cheese and use a crinkle vegetable cutter. —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • Block of cheddar or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Cooked tortellini
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Whole wheat bread slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Leaf lettuce, optional
  • Sliced deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
  • Seedless red or green grapes
  • Wooden skewers (5 to 6 inches)


  1. Cut cheese into 1/4-in. slices and then into 1-in. pieces. (Smaller pieces may break when threaded on the skewer.)
  2. Mac & Cheese on a Stick: Alternately thread cheese and tortellini on a skewer. Add grape tomatoes if desired.
  3. Ham & Cheese on a Stick: Thread bread, lettuce if desired, cheese and a ribbon of ham on a skewer. Add additional cheese and bread pieces. Hold in place with a grape or grape tomato on each end.
  4. Fruit & Cheese on a Stick: Alternately thread grapes and cheese on a skewer.
  5. Create your own Lunch on a Stick: Let children place their favorite ingredients on a stick. Yield: varies.
Originally published as Lunch on a Stick in Good Food Kids Love 2008 2008, p25

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chaosmommy User ID: 2687796 267519
Reviewed May. 30, 2017

"I finally started making my youngest son make his own lunches this school year, and this recipe was one of his favorites. He enjoyed reading the different combos and making up his own."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 227282
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"Delicious! I served this will grilled corn-on-the-cob and grilled veggie chicken. Thanks, Sara, for sharing this recipe."

nanette christinsen User ID: 1617516 177466
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"easy to make and individualize for your tastes. Huge hit at potluck."

niteshrd User ID: 3891885 164243
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013


Bhagya User ID: 6726718 180299
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013


Debbie F. User ID: 5431610 91994
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"This recipe is simple and delicious. It is also very visually appealing. I would simply say that children should be closely supervised with the sticks."

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