Boost the fun factor of any food exponentially by threading it on
a stick. These skewers make healthy and delicious snacks and lunch box
fillers, and easy serving makes them perfect for munching in the car.
Here are four of our favorite meat and veggie combinations. Start
by having ready short wooden skewers or toothpicks, then assemble the
snacks according to directions.
|Mozzarella, Cantaloupe & Prosciutto
Working with 1 skewer at a time, alternately thread small cubes of
cantaloupe, fresh mozzarella balls and rolled-up pieces of prosciutto
onto each skewer. Substitute grapes or cherry tomatoes for the
cantaloupe, if you like.
|Ham & Pineapple
Working with 1 skewer at a time, alternately thread pineapple chunks
and ham pieces onto each skewer. Substitute cooked sausage for the ham,
if you like.
|Salami, Olive & String Cheese
Cut a string cheese stick crosswise into small pieces. Working with 1
skewer at a time, alternately thread rolled-up slices of salami, cubes
of cheese and pitted black or green olives onto each skewer. Substitute
any cubed cheese for the string cheese.
|Chicken & Bell Pepper with BBQ Sauce
Working with 1 skewer at a time, alternately thread grilled chicken
cubes and chunks of bell pepper onto each skewer. Include a small
container of BBQ sauce for dipping.
technique is an especially great way to make fresh fruits and
vegetables fun for kids (and playful adults). Try threading colorful
combos of berries, peaches and kiwi chunks for a blast of Vitamin C. Or
make a savory skewer using broccoli, grape tomatoes and chunks of
roasted baby carrots. Start with familiar ingredients, then consider
combining them with fun new foods - kids love it! Straws both regular
and coffee stirs are good alternatives for small children or fussy
school cafeteria monitors.
on Nov. 11, 2011 at 1:06 PM