1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #107
LUNCH – Ham & Cheese Skewers with Veggies & Dip
Kids love skewers! I have joked many times, when a parent has told me their child won’t eat something, that they should try it on a skewer. It’s actually a half joke/half truth because although it doesn’t work every time, for every child, it does work an awful lot of the time. After all they are fun, eye catching and easy to handle.
These simple ham & cheese skewers are essentially a sandwich on a stick, minus the bread. A rolled slice of ham (cut in half), a cube of cheddar cheese, a cherry tomato and a wedge of cucumber. The great thing about skewers is you can personalize them, switch them up and reload them. Use what your child loves, switch them up with what you have on hand and add some extras on the side, so your child can reload them themselves.
I made the dip by mixing plain greek yogurt with some paprika and added some extra veggies for dipping, but the kids enjoyed dipping the contents of their skewers in the dip too.
SNACK – Oatmeal with Homemade Fruit Sauce, Walnuts & Pear
Adding this Homemade Fruit Sauce to your morning oatmeal (breakfast or snack) adds such a punch of flavour, without adding any sugar. I decided to add a handful of frozen spinach when I blended up the fruit sauce this time and the kids loved it.
I used my go to oatmeal recipe for this snack, leaving out the dried fruit and topping it with the fruit sauce, some walnut pieces and adding a pear slice on the side. When I make oatmeal, I try to make extra for quick & easy breakfasts and snacks throughout the week. With a jar of Homemade Fruit Sauce in the fridge I simple warm the oatmeal, top it with the fruit sauce and some nuts and call it done.
SNACK – Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter, Coconut and Kiwi
I cut the thin, square rice cakes that I had into quarters, creating bite sized rice cakes. Then I spread on some peanut butter and sprinkled on the shredded coconut. I sliced the kiwi into a wedge shape and left a bit of the skin on because it has loads of fiber and vitamin C, but if the kids were hesitant about eating the skin, they could easily eat the kiwi and avoid the skin (kind of like an orange wedge:)
1 Lunch + 2 Snacks is where I share the healthy, kid friendly lunch and snacks, that I serve the kids Monday to Friday, along with a few tips & tricks thrown in here and there. For more posts in this series click here. If you would like to see my lunch and snack ideas in real time, you can follow me on Instagram where I post them as they happen:)