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Sausage & Veg Skewers – Lunchbox Ideas

A simple but fun lunchbox idea for kids ready in just 5 minutes, using cocktail sausages and vegetables.

Sausage and vegetable skewers presented in a metal style lunchbox along with breadsticks, cheese, and sweet snacks.

All this week I’m sharing cold lunch ideas that kids can bring to school or nursery. Today it’s Sausage & Veg Skewers. They are fun and colourful but easy to put together in just 5 minutes on busy mornings.

Close up photo of Sausage & veg skewers served on colorful pick sticks.

To make the Sausage Skewers I used precooked cocktail sausages. Vegetarian cocktail sausages will also work too.

I cut the sausages in half lengthways as they can be a choking hazard for toddlers and younger children.

I add them to these kids food skewers with cherry tomatoes (also halved), cucumber and pepper but you can use any cooked or raw veggies that you think your kids will enjoy.

I also added a portion of cheese. For younger children snip the end with a scissors so that they don’t need to ask for help to open it.

For a portion of carbs I added some breadsticks.

Sliced strawberries and blue berries severed in a green cupcake case.

For fruit I added strawberries and blueberries. And chocolate rice cakes and mini party rings for a treat.

Chocolate rice cakes and party rings severed in a blue cupcake case.

If you liked this recipe you may also enjoy my tips for packing chicken nuggets in a food flask for kids.

If you try this lunchbox idea please do leave me a comment and a star rating below. You can also share your pictures with me on Instagram.  I always love to see your creations!


Sausage & Veg Skewers – Lunchbox Ideas

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Lunchbox


A simple but fun lunchbox idea for kids ready in just 5 minutes, using cocktail sausages and vegetables.


  • 5 cocktail sausages
  • 1 cherry tomato, halved
  • 2 small pieces of cucumber
  • 3 small pieces of pepper
  • 7 mini breadsticks
  • 1 small portion of cheese
  • 2 strawberries
  • 6 blueberries
  • 2 mini rice cakes
  • 2 mini party rings


  1. Cut the cocktail sausages in half lengthways.
  2. Add them to small food skewers along with the cherry tomato, cucumber and pepper.
  3. Place into a lunchbox.
  4. Add the breadsticks and cheese, along with the berries, rice cakes and party rings.

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