What’s not to love about a caprese kabob? These little guys are so cute, they are perfect for lunch boxes, lunches at home, and lunches for adults. Let’s be honest here, I ate these for lunch.
Lunchbox packing can get super challenging and if you have kids who like tomatoes and cheese, this just might become their favorite lunch. The basil can be a little strong, so subbing it out with spinach is the perfect alternative.
There are more vegetarian children nowadays and I think it’s great that children are taking an active role in what they eat and making decisions about their nutrition. They still need an adult to guide them though.
I’m so happy to have a couple of foodies in my house. They promptly asked me for balsamic glaze to go with these. If you can find it, get it. It’s magical. You will soon find yourself putting it on everything.
As parents, we like to focus on the main part of the lunch and not put any focus on the sides. Those are just as important. I ALWAYS include at least 2 fruits or vegetables with every lunch. Sometimes, 2 fruits, sometimes, 1 fruit and 1 veggie, but always 2.
The rest of the lunch should be rounded out with some whole wheat, dairy, and a protein. If you are sticking with a vegetarian lunch, nuts or eggs work great. Some schools don’t allow any type of nut, so you just have to know the rules.
- 8 small cherry tomatoes
- 4 dice sized mozzarella pieces
- 4 basil leaves or spinach leaves
- Assemble kabobs in the following order on a small toothpick: tomato, cheese, basil, tomato