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How To Make A Healthy Edible Necklace For Back To School

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Surprise the kiddos this back-to-school season by packing them a healthy edible necklace for lunch. It’s a completely delicious and fun meal on a string that will be the hit of the lunch table.

Healthy Edible Necklace with Grapes Sausage Cheese and Blueberries - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Imagine the delight on your child’s face when they pull this healthy edible necklace from their school lunchbox! Not only will they be surprised and amazed, but they’ll also probably be the talk of the lunch table among all their friends (in the best way, of course).

You can call this fun, and unique treat an edible necklace, but for me, I like to call it a healthy edible neckLUNCH! LOL Get it?

Back To School Healthy Edible Necklace with Grapes Cheese and Blueberries

The idea for this healthy edible necklace came to me in the grocery store while I was looking a the grapes and immediately thought of them as green gems.

From there, the ideas flowed fast and furious through my brain and within minutes I had other all the other gemstone items in my cart, and my excitement to get home and bring this vision to life was growing rapidly.

The only other items I needed to make this edible necklace (besides the edible items), were the elastic thread and large sewing needed.

An additional quick stop in the store’s hobby and craft area was just what I needed, and in no time I was home having a blast stringing grapes, berries, cheese, and sausage on the elastic cord!

How To Make A Healthy Gemstone Edible Necklace

The way my mind works, the gems in the Healthy Edible Gemstone Necklunch are as follows; grapes = emeralds, cheddar cheese = topaz, sausage bites = ruby, and the blueberries = lapis. Why not, right?

Or, if you or your child have other favorite foods that would work being strung onto a necklace, I suggest you go for it and make it your own unique creation. Half of the fun is in the creation, and the other half of the fun is in the eating!

Healthy Edible Gemstone Necklace - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Making this Healthy Edible Necklace is more of a method than it is a recipe. As long as you use ingredients that will string easily (and stay strung) on the elastic thread, the rest is up to you.

How To Make A Healthy Gemstone Edible Necklace

How To Make A Healthy Edible Necklace For Back To School

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Surprise the kiddos this back-to-school season by packing them a healthy edible necklace for lunch. It's a completely delicious and fun meal on a string that will be the hit of the lunch table.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Lunchbox Treat, school lunch
Cuisine American


  • Elastic Thread approximately 18" per necklace.
  • 1 large sewing needed with extra large eye hole.
  • Grapes
  • Cheese cubes approximately ½" cubes
  • Blueberries
  • Salami cubes approximately ½" cubes


  • String a salami cube onto the thread and tie it off at the end of the thread.
  • Continue stringing the remaining ingredients, in your choice of colors and patterns, until desired length.
  • Cut the thread and tie off to form a loop.
  • Pack the necklunch in a bag or box and keep cool until ready to eat.


Tools and equipment:
scissor, elastic thread, large sewing needle


Serving: 0Carbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword edible gemstone necklace, healthy edible necklace
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Grapes are by far one of the best ingredients you can use to string on a Healthy Edible Necklace. To learn more about grapes and their wonderful health benefits for you and your children, please check out a recent post I did featuring Grapes from California.

Making 2017 The Grapest School Year Yet Featuring Grapes From California

I’m coordinating this post with my textured green grape wine glass. This is a design I painted several years ago, and it has been laying low for several years. However, now seemed like the right time to bring it out of retirement and it’s available for purchase through my shop if you’re interested.

Textured Hand Painted Green Grapes Wine Glass

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe/method for making a Healthy Edible Gemstone Necklace (neck-lunch) as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Healthy Edible Gemstone Necklace -

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Recipe Rating


Saturday 4th of August 2018

Creative idea and i can see how kids will have lots of fun eating this necklace. Amazing between meals snack too!


Sunday 5th of August 2018

Glad you like this, Brandi. I never thought of it as a snack idea, but that's so smart! I'd add more fruits for that, but certainly not necessary.

Denay DeGuzman

Saturday 4th of August 2018

What a fun back-to-school recipe! I love the idea of healthy edible necklace for the little ones. I'm sharing this post with my sister-in-law who has a kindergartener.


Sunday 5th of August 2018

Thank you for sharing this, Denay! I appreciate it!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

The kids will love this!!

Art from My Table

Monday 21st of August 2017

What a great idea to keep school luches fun!