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Lunch on a Stick Recipe

Lunch on a Stick Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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: 4 servings.