Kids in the Kitchen: Lunch on a Stick

Recipe: Kids in the Kitchen: Lunch on a Stick

Kids can have a lot of fun making various “kebabs”, creating different patterns using various colors and shapes of foods. This lunch consists of a cheese and tomato kebab, a fruit kebab, and a hummus roll-up kebab. I prefer using bamboo skewers or straws instead of wooden skewers.





4 cubes fresh mozzarella cheese (or bocconcini)
4 cherry tomatoes

3 cubes fresh pineapple
3 fresh strawberries
3 fresh blueberries

1 large whole wheat tortilla
2 tablespoons hummus


For the cheese and tomato kebab, alternate threading mozzarella cubes and cherry tomatoes on a bamboo stick or straw. For the fruit kebab, alternate threading pineapple chunks, strawberries, and blueberries on a bamboo stick or straw. For the hummus roll-up kebab, spread hummus all over the surface of a whole wheat tortilla. Roll it up tightly, slice into small pieces, and thread on a bamboo stick or straw.

Yields: 1 serving

Per serving: 554 calories, 20 g protein, 84.35 g carbohydrates, 11.87 g fiber, 26.6 g sugars, 17.58 g fat, 5.55 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 751 mg sodium, 141.6 mg calcium, 0.08 g omega-3 fats, 875.68 IU vitamin A, 137.56 mg vitamin C, 0.64 mg vitamin E, 1.37 mg iron, 0.43 mg zinc

Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.,
is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET and STRONG, SLIM, and 30! For more of Lisa’s Beauty Bites, visit

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