DIY School Lunchables

Kids LOVE Lunchables – those prepackaged all in one lunches.  And while they are certainly convenient and will do in a pinch, sometimes we just wish there were some healthier alternatives.

School lunch DIY

With a divided container, fresh ingredients, and just a touch of creativity you can prepare healthy, cost-effective, mom approved “lunchables” of your own.  Here are three to get your started:

DIY LUNCHABLES FOR KIDS RECIPE
Yields 2 lunchables

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic juice drinks
  • 2 divided airtight containers with lids
  • 4 slices all-natural turkey breast
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • Assorted fruit such as grapes, berries, apple slices or bananas
  • 2 all-natural chocolate puddings (we used one made with almond milk)

Directions:

With a cookie cutter or a small biscuit cutter, stack 1 slice of cheese and 2 slices of turkey together. Using the cutter, cut out as many small pieces from the stack as possible and arrange them in the divided container. Repeat with remaining cheese and turkey.
Add the fruit to another compartment of the container and finally the pudding. Place the lid on the container and store in the refrigerator.


 

CHICKEN TENDER LUNCHABLE RECIPE
Yields 2 lunchables

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic juice drinks
  • 6 organic, all-natural chicken tenders
  • All-natural yogurts
  • 4 gingersnap cookies
  • Ketchup or BBQ sauce for dipping

Directions:

Arrange 1 juice drink, 3 chicken strips, 1 yogurt and 2 cookies in each of the airtight containers. You may also include ketchup or BBQ sauce in a small condiment container and include it inside the container with the chicken.
Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator.


 

ALMOND BUTTER AND JELLY LUNCHABLE RECIPE
Yields 2 lunchables

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic chocolate milk boxes
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 8 whole grain crackers
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese cubes
  • Fresh strawberries

Directions:

Divide 2 tablespoons of almond butter and 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam between the slices of bread to form 2 sandwiches. Cut the sandwiches into triangles or squares and arrange them in an airtight container.
Divide the crackers and cheese along with the strawberries between both containers and top with lid. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy with 1 chocolate milk box per lunchable.

adapted from chefmom.sheknows.com

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