So, you may have noticed that I do a lot of bento style lunches and that I love to skewer things. I always say “Everything tastes better on a skewer!”. The kids seem to enjoy it, it gives a lot of autonomy to meal times and it means that you can pull off things in a lunchbox that otherwise would just be a big mess.
But, I had no confirmation of the validity of my claims until last week when I met up with Simone from Play with food. She’s doing a whole instagram and blog lure of the skewer piece. it was really nice to know that a) I wasn’t just making it up and that b) she’s written a piece on it that you can read here. (This is an affiliate link, if you follow it and purchase anything from Simone’s site I get a small commission, but don’t let that stop you from reading her skewer piece- it’s awesome!).
- Yakitori Salmon The only way I got my kids to eat salmon was skewers. They found them so much fun as they could control what they ate and had the fun of removing the food from the skewers themselves.
- Fruit fairy wands. These are so self explanatory that they don’t need a whole post, check them out below. These are a perfect party food that is fun to eat, fun to make, especially if you get the kids to do their own and a much better option that a lot of the other food that we think of when it comes to parties. They can also be called “magic wands”, “magic swords” etc depending on your party theme.
- Lollipop lamb. What to do when you want to make something new and you’re sure the kids won’t try it? Skewer it! These lamb kofta or keftedes are fabulously yummy and one of the main reasons they actually tried them? They were on skewers. I made enough to freeze as well and was ever so glad when the kids said they wanted the lamb on sticks!
- Sandwich on a skewer. I’ve done these in lunchboxes a few times and they always get eaten. You can see them in this blog post here.
- Satay chicken. When I decided to make satay chicken at home (we’d only ever had it whilst at a restaurant before) I wanted to make it as familiar as I could. So out came the skewers! And it all got eaten up.
- Honey mustard salmon. In the interests of eating more fish, I put honey mustard salmon on skewers as well…and low and behold…gobbled!
- Veggies skewers. How to have your own personal salad in your lunch box? Skewer it of course!
- Sausages and veggies on a stick. This is a twist on a casserole that I make, but now I use skewers. It guarantees it will be eaten every time. Bake for 40 minutes at 180 with a drizzle of olive oil.