With back-to-school season quickly approaching (I know, it’s hard to believe!), it’s time to start thinking about how to have fun with your kids’ weekday breakfasts and school lunches.
No parent wants to spend hours in the kitchen slaving away over crustless sandwiches, but there are actually several ways to spruce up your kids’ meals without sacrificing your entire day.
Skewer foods are a simple way to give your kids an incredible weekday meal without overexerting yourself. From skewer turkey sandwiches for lunch to skewer pancakes for breakfast, there’s no shortage of foods you can make on a skewer!
Check out the five skewer recipes below and watch the video for some back-to-school inspiration for snacks, lunches, and more, and feel free to get creative with some skewer recipes of your own!
Turkey Sandwich Skewers
- Use a cookie cutter to cut four small pieces out of a piece of bread and four small pieces out of two slices of cheese.
- Skewer a piece of bread, a folded slice of turkey, a piece of cheese, some lettuce, another piece of bread, and a cherry tomato. Repeat on another skewer.
Skittle Marshmallow Pops
- Blend Skittles in a food processor until they become powder.
- Skewer marshmallows, then dip them in water and coat them with the powdered Skittles.
- Prepare pancake mix as the package directs and transfer it into a squirt bottle.
- Squirt small pancakes onto a heated pan and cook until both sides are browned.
- Skewer several pancakes onto each skewer and top with a blueberry.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
- Skewer a pineapple chunk, grape, strawberry, and blueberry and enjoy!
Chicken And Waffle Skewers
- Prepare waffle mix as the package directs and cook in waffle iron.
- Cut the cooked waffle into small pieces and skewer a piece of fried chicken between two pieces of waffle.
- Serve with syrup or as desired.
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