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Recipe: Sandwich on a Stick

Break out of the lunchbox rut

Sandwiches on a stick

Sometimes, presentation is everything. If your child is bringing that ho-hum sandwich back home uneaten, try our fun take on the traditional. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist gobbling up our deconstructed version — which serves up healthy doses of calcium, whole grains and vitamin C.


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  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread
  • 4 small cubes of cheddar cheese (1 ounce total)
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 pitted olives


Two six-inch wooden skewers OR three four-inch plastic skewers


  1. Cut your slice of bread into six pieces.
  2. On each of your skewers, alternately thread ingredients, beginning and ending with the bread squares.
  3. To kick the fun up another notch, serve in a bento box with two or three of your child’s favorite sides, — like edamame, mandarin oranges or dried cranberries.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Calories: 170
Total fat: 9 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 350 mg
Total carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 10%
Calcium: 15%
Vitamin C: 15%
Iron: 6%

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