Back To School: Stoplight Skewers

Even though I don't have any kids that are readying themselves for the new school year, I thought I would post a back to school recipe anyway to inspire those mum's that are dreading this year's lunch making marathon.

These cute little stoplight (red/green/yellow - get it?) skewers were inspired from what I had left in the fridge today. So there is no real recipe to making these however I will post what I used anyway.
Cherry tomatoes are in abundance from our vegie patch at the moment. We try to grow a few different varieties of tomatoes for different purposes each year - this year we decided on growing these cute little yellow ones. These yellow and red cherries are just perfect for salads and these skewers. They're portable little snacks in themselves and are really easy to spear onto the skewers.

 I would describe these little "sandwich's" on a stick as vibrant and hopefully exciting for the young schoolar who will eat them. They are basically a skewered sandwich, with two pieces of bread at either end with salad items and a piece of chicken breast in the middle. You could use any type of leftover meat such as sausages, turkey, ham or beef. Whatever the kid likes really. I served mine alongside a dollop of hummus but even sweet chilli, bbq or tomato sauce would work as well. I know kids ADORE sauce so this might be a little incentive for them to gobble the whole thing up.

Isn't eating food on a stick WAY more exciting than sitting down to a boring salad sandwich. I know which one I'd prefer - the sandwich - nah just joking of course the skewer! These may seem time consuming but a little prep of the vegies before hand and a little help from the little people in your life will get these whipped up in no time at all.

Stoplight Skewers

by The Whimsical Wife
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: nil
Keywords: salad sandwich 
Ingredients (6 skewers)
  • 1 x large bread roll, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 6 x red cherry tomatoes,
  • 6 x cucumber cubes
  • 6 x capsicum cubes
  • 6 x sml yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 6 x cubes of chicken breast
  • 6 x bamboo skewers
  • hummous to serve
  • Other substitutions could be diced cheese, diced carrot, avacacado cubes - the possibilites are endless
Slide the first piece of bread onto the skewer.
Follow with a cucumber, red cherry tomato, capsicum, chicken, yellow cherry tomato and the second piece of bread.
Snap the pointed end off the skewer - for safety reasons.
Serve alongside some hummous.
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Other back to school recipe ideas is my Best Ever Banana Bread and my Bubble Muesli Slice.

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