It’s back to school time and most parents are thinking of different and fun things to put in their child’s lunchbox. I’m a fan of shish kabobs because they are just plain fun to eat! Kids like fun things they can open up in their lunchbox and show all their friends at school. I wanted to make something kids would like and also make sure there is a good health factor. My daughter loves chicken nuggets and I love chicken and waffles. So I thought putting them together as a kabob would be perfect for the lunchbox!
Any time I eat chicken and waffles I love a good honey mustard dressing to go with it. I usually just make my own with mayonnaise, mustard and honey. With this recipe, I smeared a little bit of my homemade honey mustard onto each mini waffle as it accompanied the chicken nugget to create a tasty little bite! I also added cherry tomatoes and cheese on the skewer as a “side” dish.
I also wanted to make an additional dessert lunchbox treat using the same mini waffles, but making a tiny sandwich with them. Filling them with apples and cookie butter! If you’re wondering what cookie butter is, it’s an amazing spread made with “Biscoff” cookies, which are pulverized into a delicious, spiced spread. The consistency is just like creamy peanut butter but much more decadent!
FUN FACT: What is a shish kabob and where did they originate? Traditionally, shish kabobs were only for cooking meat on. It goes back to medieval times when soldiers used their swords to cook their food on! Somewhere down the line, the swords were replaced with skewers!