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Recipes That Prove Food On a Stick Just Tastes Better
Vegan Chocolate Dipped Banana Roll Up
Anything that starts with a banana on a stick sounds like a good idea. To make these little vegan bad boys, wrap that banana in a whole-grain flatbread smeared with almond butter and high-fiber cereal, then dunk them into rich dairy-free dark chocolate. Make a big batch, freeze extras, and pull them out after a hard, hot workout.
Get the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Dipped Banana Roll-Up
Food, Pleasure & Health
Golden Milk Popsicles
These taste lusciously creamy without the calories thanks to a base of low-calorie almond milk flavored with cardamom, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Forget about chasing the ice cream truck—this will become your new favorite homemade treat on a stick!
Get the recipe: Golden Milk Popsicles
Emily Kyle Nutrition
Banana sushi? On a stick?! This might sound a bit strange, but who cares if it makes sense—it's delicious! Made with potassium-rich bananas to boost heart health and refuel your body after a long run, these tasty treats are fun for everyone.
Get the recipe: Banana Sushi
It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken
Medjool Date Caramel Apples
Forget those crazy high-cal carnival eats. These better-for-you candy apples are way healthier and easy to make at home. There are no candy thermometers, no hot liquid sugar, and no added sugars—just the natural sweetness of dates and apples together on a stick.
Get the recipe: Medjool Date Caramel Apples
Real Simple Good
Cilantro Garlic Shrimp Skewers
When you think skewers, you probably think grilled shrimp, and that's because it's one of the best summertime eats. Shrimp pairs well with anything, cooks quickly, and takes on whatever flavor you crave. This recipe starts with a flavor-packed rub filled with cilantro, garlic, lime, and chili powder that'll take these skewers to the next level.
Get the recipe: Cilantro Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers
Let's be honest. Salads aren't exactly exciting, but make them into finger food and we're definitely on board. These simple summer skewers feature sweet watermelon, salty feta, fresh mint, and a drizzle of tangy balsamic reduction. Together, it's a perfect light bite for any outdoor party!
Get the recipe: Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers
Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D.
Cherry Shortcake Skewers
Just when you thought cake was exciting enough, someone puts it on a stick and BAM! Just thread a few cubes of store-bought angel food cake and ripe cherries onto skewers, give them a quick kiss on the grill to bring out their natural sweetness, then serve them with lightly sweetened, protein-packed Greek yogurt for dipping.
Get the recipe: Cherry Shortcake Skewers
Anything with "popper" in its name just sounds like a good choice, and when you put it on a stick it becomes even more fun! These one-bite treats start with fresh sweet grapes, dunked in a sweet coating and then rolled in crunchy nuts. Betcha can't pop just one!
Get the recipe: Grape Poppers
The Organic Kitchen
Bacon Sriracha Chicken Skewers
These skewers are loaded with protein, and the sriracha offers a little kick to get the party started. By precooking the bacon and chopping it up very finely, you get little bits of smoky salty goodness in each bite without a total calorie bomb.
Get the recipe: Bacon Sriracha Chicken Skewers
Creative Green Living
Kiwi Aloe Popsicles
You use aloe all the time to soothe burnt skin after a day on the beach, but you probably never thought about using aloe water to make a refreshing ice pop. This delicious treat on a stick is a super hydrating and is a low-calorie way to keep you cool all summer.
Get the recipe: Kiwi Aloe Popsicles
Fruit "Burger" on a Stick
This sweet dessert burger makes getting your servings of fruit a lot more fun. With colorful refreshing fruit as the burger filling, tiny tasty cookies as the bun, and a stick holding the whole thing together, this "burger" will become the most talked about food at your backyard barbecue.
Get the recipe: Fruit Burgers