Lunch Recipes for Kids: Shish kebab Sandwiches

Looking for lunch recipes for kids? Try these fun and easy shish kebab sandwiches for lunch.

Looking for lunch recipes for kids? Try these fun and easy shish kebab sandwiches for lunch. Getting your child to eat healthy is not always an easy thing to do.  There are lunch recipes for kids that are both healthy and fun.  Making lunch time fun is half of the battle in getting them to eat properly. A healthy lunch will have protein to fill them up, carbohydrates to give them energy, and fiber.  It is also important that lunch recipes for kids are low in saturated fat and free of artificial ingredients as much as possible.

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Lunch recipes for kids

Healthy lunch recipes for kids provide a balanced meal that is filling and fun to eat. Drinks can include water, low-fat milk or 100% fruit juices.  Each lunch should provide a good mix of the different food groups.  Meals that are colorful are often more fun to eat and more attractive to children.  Avoid things with extra, added sugar like juice drinks, dipping sauces, and pre-packaged snack foods.

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Shish kebab sandwiches


These shish kebab sandwiches can be created using the healthy foods that your child enjoys eating.  You can also change the ingredients based on the produce that is in season in your area.  Instead of fresh strawberries, you could substitute apple, banana, peaches or even cucumber slices. My children enjoy ham, however, if you are watching the fat intake for your child, low-fat turkey is a good alternative as well.

Ingredients (makes 2 kebabs)

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  • 4 fresh strawberries, whole
  • 1 thick slice of ham, 1″ to 2″ thick
  • 1 block of cheese (Cheddar, Provolone, or Monterey Jack are our favorites.)
  • 1 loaf of Italian or other unsliced bread, white or whole wheat
  • shish kebab skewers


Watch this live video for a detailed tutorial and then check the instructions below:
  • Wash the strawberries and hull them.
  • Cut the ham, the cheese and the bread into squares that are about 1″ to 2″
  • Remove the crust from the bread before you cut it.
  • Using a shish kebab skewer, push the skewer through the ham, the cheese, the bread, grapes and fresh strawberries.
  • You can make these ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator in covered containers.
  • If your child is not going to eat lunch immediately, do not add the bread squares.  Add the bread squares at the end of the skewer right before they are going to have lunch so that the bread stays fresh and does not get stale.

What are your favorite lunch recipes for kids? Have you ever tried making shish kebab sandwiches for back to school time?

Looking for more great lunch recipes for kids that step outside the usual sandwich? Check out these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels!

14 thoughts on “Lunch Recipes for Kids: Shish kebab Sandwiches”

  1. Such a fun idea to keep back to school time interesting. I’ll do anything to get my kid to eat. LOL. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Party!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Hi Ellen! Just stopping by to let you know that I will be featuring this at tomorrow’s All My Bloggy Friends :) Thanks so much for linking up!

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