Good Eats: 4 Healthy Poolside Skewers

Summer days spent by the pool call for delicious, light, and no-fuss snacks. You want food that doesn’t require much by the way of preparation or utensils, and that is light enough that it won’t leave you feeling bloated in your bikini. One of my favorite al fresco pool foods is the snack skewer, or ‘cold kebab.’ And today I am sharing four of my favorite cold kebab recipes. Whether you’re hosting a pool party or just looking to relax with a beach read, these skewered bites are the perfect light and easy solution. Plus, food on a stick is just fun to eat if you ask me!

Fresh Fruit Skewer

Good Eats: 4 Healthy Poolside Skewers

Watermelon + grapes + banana + strawberries, or the fruit of your choice

I chose to use watermelon, grapes, bananas, and strawberries on my fruit skewer, but you can choose whatever fresh fruit you prefer. Think of it like a fruit salad on a stick. These skewers are also delicious frozen for a cool, popsicle-like treat.

Pasta Salad Skewer 

Good Eats: 4 Healthy Poolside Skewers

Tortellini + olive + cucumber + a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

If traditional pasta salad is your guilty pleasure, this is a delicious and healthy alternative. This skewered version skips the mayonnaise and ensures a good ratio of veggies to pasta in every bite.

Caprese Skewer

Good Eats: 4 Healthy Poolside Skewers

Tomato + mozzarella ball + basil leaf + a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Caprese is such a classic flavor combo that you really can’t go wrong with. I use these ingredients in everything from salads to sandwiches to crostini, and skewers too!

Cheese Plate Skewer

Good Eats: 4 Healthy Poolside Skewers

Salami + olive + cheese

The only thing better than a delicious cheese plate is a cheese plate in skewer form. I happen to be a vegetarian, so I always make a couple extra for myself with a little square of baguette in place of the salami.

Which one of these snacks on a stick are you going to try first?

I hope you enjoy them!

Xo Ilana
Team LC

Photos: Ilana Saul