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Chef Salad Skewers

Putting food on a stick is fun and creative way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Plus, kids can make these simple Chef Salad Skewers on their own, which makes them even more enticing.

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There‚Äôs something about food on a stick that both kids and adults love. These colorful skewers are packed with protein and vegetables. Use any type of skewer you have on hand; I like to use 10-inch bamboo skewers. Feel free to get creative with how you layer the ingredients on the skewers, alternating colors and textures to keep things interesting. And don’t forget to round out this low-sugar treat with our Quick Ranch Dip.

For more low-sugar recipes for kids, see: Low-Sugar Recipes Your Kids Will Love (and Can Make Themselves!)

Chef Salad Skewers recipe

Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 4 thick slices Italian bread, crusts removed, and cut into 16 squares

  • 16 cherry tomatoes

  • 4 large Boston lettuce leaves, roughly trimmed into 2-inch squares

  • 4 oz. low-sodium ham, cut into cubes

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced into 16 rounds

  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into cubes

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and cut in half

  • 4 oz. low-sodium smoked turkey, cut into cubes

Preparation

Thread all ingredients onto 8 skewers, dividing ingredients equally among skewers. The following is a suggested pattern, but feel free to get creative: bread cube, tomato, lettuce leaves, ham cube, cucumber round, cheese cube, egg, turkey cube, cucumber round, lettuce leaves, bread cube, tomato.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 1 day.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 190
  • Carbohydrate Content 11 g
  • Cholesterol Content 120 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 390 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g