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Today Is Apparently “Something on a Stick Day.” We’ve Got the Recipes You Need to Celebrate It.

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Today is Something on a Stick Day (yeah, we had no idea that existed, either), and we’re celebrating (why not?) by upgrading traditional foods to stick-ified delicacies. And we’re not just talking corn dogs, people.

So here are five utterly random meals you can put on a stick, even when a perfectly good bowl or plate would suffice. After all, if the internet declares this a special food day, who are we to ignore it?

 

Salad on a Stick

Thought salads were confined to a bowl? Think again. Take a drab meal and add some pizzazz with this Skinny Kitchen recipe for Italian-Style salad on a stick. It’s healthy, tasty and quirky—a great conversation starter for any party.

 

Waffle Kabobs

Waffles are a brunch staple for good reason. Why not take it to the next level with these Eggo kabobs? Slide mini Eggo Waffles onto a stick and intersperse fruit, sausage and (if you’re craving sweets) some chocolate. Dust on some powdered sugar and go heavy on the syrup for a delightful breakfast treat.

 

Club Sandwich on a Stick

Sure, you could eat a sandwich the regular way—and risk dropping some pieces on the floor or, worse, your shirt. (Do we sound like a funny infomercial yet?) Instead break down the sandwich and stick-ify it. You’ll turn an ordinary lunch item into an extraordinary appetizer.

 

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Meatballs on a Stick

These classic meatballs are enough to make any meat lover drool. With molasses and chile powder, this sweet-and-spicy combo is a wake up call for your tastebuds. Save some money (and the environment) by using leftover pretzels as the stick. It’s a nifty (and delicious!) trick that’ll make snack time twice as fun.

 

Strawberry Brownie Kabobs

These dessert kabobs look fancy and are easy to make. Slide brownie bites, fruit and marshmallows onto a stick and then drizzle on some chocolate sauce. If you’re feeling creative, substitute donut holes for brownies or try using flavored marshmallows.

 

Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato

Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato is a freelance science, health, and environment reporter based in Washington, DC, whose work has appeared in National Geographic, NPR, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Newsweek, and Nature.