Guys, the snacking situation is getting dire around here. Two and a half months into the summer, I feel like I spend the majority of my time surrounded by small vulture-like people, insisting they’re “hungry.” AGAIN. Of course, there’s always fruit, cheese, and the like lying around, but somehow it’s all lost its luster by now.
So as part of my partnership with Frigo CheeseHeads I thought it would be fun to put them in charge of their own snack creation (with a little bit of supervision and knife-wielding from me, of course!) And while this incredibly simple snack is made up of the very same thing the kids had just snubbed, somehow when cut up in little bites and speared with a cute toothpick, it all became so ridiculously delicious that the kids ate an entire platter of them in about five minutes flat.
It’s this easy: simply slice up Frigo CheeseHeads string cheese into 1/4 – 1/2 inch rounds, then add whatever you have in the fridge or pantry! I used red and green grapes, cut into small pieces, and mini beef sticks cut in half. Let the kids spear alternating items and slide them onto a toothpick, making sure to end with a flat edge (so it can stand up!)
It took me about five minutes to slice up enough fruit, cheese and beef to make a whole plate of cheese kabobs, and best yet? Assembling the kabobs kept the kids busy and happy for a while.
They had their own theories about which combination looked and tasted best. I, personally, was partial to the red grape – cheese – green grape – beef stick combo, but to each her own.
The great thing is that these will make an equally delicious and fun item for the kids’ lunchboxes when they head back to school in a couple weeks, and best yet – the kids will happily assemble them, taking one thing off of my plate in the evening. Sounds like a win-win, right?
If you have any fun snack ideas for summer or lunchbox season, I’d love to hear them!
This recipe was created in connection with my agreement as a contributor to Saputo Cheese USA Inc. For more easy kid-friendly snack recipes check out the Frigo CheeseHeads site!