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Sandwich-on-a-Stick

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Another day, another sandwich. You look in the fridge and decide what to slap together. Bread, spread, fillings. Lunch by rote. But have you ever tried putting a sandwich on a stick? For starters, all of the ingredients stay much more fresh that way because they're not sitting right on the sandwich spread and, come on, isn't everything just better when it comes on a stick?

My kids definitely thought so when they saw me packing these unique kabobs in their lunch boxes. They both let out a little chuckle when I told them I had put their sandwiches on sticks. And while it sounded a little silly to them both at first, as soon as they started munching and sliding off the ingredients one after the other, they totally got in on the fun.

As a result now, Kenya and Chloe often ask me for their meals on a stick. As long as they're eating whatever good stuff I make for them, who am I to argue?

Sandwich On A Stick  (makes 10 kabobs)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
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Another day, another sandwich. You look in the fridge and decide what to slap together. Bread, spread, fillings. Lunch by rote. But have you ever tried putting a sandwich on a stick? For starters, all of the ingredients stay much more fresh that way...

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread, cubed (ciabatta, french or other hearty bread works)
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice thick-cut deli ham, cut into strips or cubes
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 skewers
  • other foods that work great on a stick:
  • sliced or cubed turkey or roast beef
  • cucumbers
  • swiss cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Skewer: 1 cube of bread, 1 cube of cheddar cheese, 1 piece of ham, 1 cherry tomato, another piece of ham, 1 cube of mozzarella cheese, and 1 cube of bread.
  2. 2. Repeat with remaining skewers and ingredients.
  3. 3. Serve with mustard for dipping.

Accompaniments: mustard or mayonnaise or veg-wee dip

Sandwich On A Stick

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  3. Debbie

    November 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    At the risk of sounding picky…My children are grown now however, I only fed them whole grain bread and never cold cuts or other meats which had nitrates (hotdogs, bacon etc.). I like the skewer idea for cheese fruits and veggies or anything else that’s healthy.

    • catherine

      November 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      You can find nitrate/nitrite free meats at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods!

  4. Tonisha

    September 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    please

  5. Tonisha

    September 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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    • catherine

      September 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

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  6. Laura

    September 7, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I am SO loving all these lunch box recipes. I have the Laptop lunch box for my son and for the first time he is eating everything I pack! Please keep the ideas coming!!!!!

  7. Kelly Bean

    September 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    lollipop sticks (available at craft stores) also work great :-)

  8. Maurine

    September 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I use small coffee/drink stirrers for fruit kebabs for my son, the ones that have a single hole. You could also use small popsicle sticks although they may not work for the tomatoes. They seem to work well and are relatively safe. Only two days into preschool (and our Planet Box!) so I haven’t tried to get it past his teachers, but I am looking foward to it because he loves food on a stick!

  9. Renee Kent

    September 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Can you tell me what you are serving those in? Looks like a neat box for organizing lunch!

  10. Anna Marks

    September 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

    What a great idea.. thank you.. My kids will love this…

  11. Kathy - Panini Happy

    September 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I’ve got those bamboo picks – we can make these! My kids think this looks like a fun lunch. :-)

  12. Laura D

    September 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

    What kind of skewers did you use in the picture? I can almost guarantee my boys would get in trouble for having “weapons” if they had wooden skewers in their lunch box. But they would love this!