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Lunch on a Stick

 Lunch on a Stick
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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)


  • Cut cheese into 1/4-in. slices and then into 1-in. pieces. (Smaller
  • pieces may break when threaded on the skewer.)
  • Mac & Cheese on a Stick: Alternately thread cheese and tortellini on
  • a skewer. Add grape tomatoes if desired.
  • 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.
  • Fruit & Cheese on a Stick: Alternately thread grapes and cheese on a
  • skewer.
  • Create your own Lunch on a Stick: Let children place their favorite
  • ingredients on a stick. Yield: 4 servings.