In the never-ending quest for fun but nutritious after-school snacks, I was able to create these cheerful kid-friendly cheese kabobs with the help of the great quality and delicious cheese products from Gay Lea!
Filled with fruit, cheese and some protein (extra lean turkey kolbassa and some salami from my favourite deli), these after-school kabobs are sure to make your kids smile as they fuel up to do their homework or get ready for their after-school activities.
For my kabobs I chose two different Gay Lea cheese products – Ivanhoe Old Sharpe Aged Cheddar which is a high-quality aged cheddar that is creamy and delicious and Salerno Light Mozzarella a fine high-quality traditional Italian cheese.
- Ivanhoe Old Sharpe Cheddar
- Salerno Light Mozzarella
- Your choice of protein – salami, kolbassa, turkey or ham
- Your choice of fruit (grapes, strawberries, apples)
- Dried Apricots (or other dried fruit that can fit on a skewer)
- Prepare kabob items by cutting cheese into cubes, washing and trimming fruit, and cutting meat (if needed).
- Assemble cheese, fruits and meat onto skewers of your desired length.
*These would also be great for parties or team snack duty, or for an adult version try some different charcuterie (spicy salami, prosciutto, etc. and some cured olives).
Now, to add to this delicious snack idea, I really couldn’t resist trying Gay Lea’s newest product – Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese. It has all the benefits of regular cottage cheese without the lumpy texture. Even better, is that one of the flavours is Salted Caramel, which is really, really good (My parents were actually raving about it having no idea that I had bought some myself!). Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese is also available in a Vanilla Bean flavour. Packed with 10g of protein per serving and only 110 calories, you can also add it your smoothies, shakes, cakes and muffins for a guilt-free enhancement (but really you are going to have a hard time not just eating it as is from the container!). Nordica Smooth comes in packages of 4x100g cups, making it a convenient, light snack to enjoy anytime, and makes a great lunch bag addition or after-school snack. The product is currently available in Ontario only at most major grocery stores, except No Frills and Walmart.
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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.