Fun and Healthy Kid Kabobs

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Kids spend a considerable amount of time eating and snacking – all day – everyday.  Sometimes as moms, we have to think outside of the box and offer them something fun and appealing.   When it comes to feeding my kids I have three priorities:  Meals and snacks that are healthy, easy to make and fun to eat.


Kabobs are a great alternative to the boring – non appealing snacks we tend to give kids day to day.  Not only are they perfect for a cool summer snack, they’re a quick easy recipe for moms when standing over a hot stove is not an option.

Once you decide which kabob you want to make gather all of your ingredients, a wooden skewer and knife for cutting.  I made 3 different variations for my kiddos to try:  Fruit Kabob, Veggie Kabob, and a Lunch Kabob.

Here’s what you’ll do in 3 easy steps:

  1. Cut your ingredients into bite-size pieces
  2. Carefully slide your items onto the stick
  3. Alternate between ingredients until kabob

For younger kids and toddlers I would suggest mini kabobs using toothpicks or cut-down skewers.  For extra safety you may even try popsicle-style sticks with no points or the little lollipop type sticks you can find in the candy making isle at a craft store.   My boys are growing kids with hefty appetites so the regular sized skewers worked out perfectly for them.

I chose the three variations above but you can basically use anything that will go on a stick.

Tip:   Make sure to leave some room at either end of the stick so the kabob will be able to be held.

Kabobs are a fun and easy snack or dinner option for kids and adults too.   The options to create a great kabob are endless.  Just use some imagination and enjoy!

 Do you have any fun recipes for kabobs?

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  1. yum! wonder if we have enough fruit on hand to do this for our afternoon snack

  2. Kelly says:

    This is such a fun way to present food for kids!

  3. Brandy says:

    My four year old would LOVE doing this, he is a fruit-aholic! thanks for sharing!

  4. Lindsay says:

    We did these for my daughter’s 4th birthday and they were a big hit. Super tasty and easy!

  5. Nichol says:

    My kids love kebobs! They are fun when they are on a stick:)

  6. Joanna says:

    Making food like this is awesome to get my toddler to eat better!

  7. Samantha K @ says:

    I love this idea. Not only is it a unique treat for them but they can help make them up for parties. My five year old would absolutely love this. Very creative idea.

  8. Sandra says:

    Colorful, natural, chemicals free. Perfect for our kids! Stumbling this I Must!

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