Day three of lunch box week! I know I said that yesterday’s mac ‘n cheese lunch box was my favorite but I think today’s copy cat lunchable takes the cake. Its probably one of the easiest lunches but its so fun to make and much healthier then a store bought lunchable. [And probably cheaper too, I just haven’t done the math on it.] And I’m not gunna lie – it makes me feel like super mom because my kids love it. So grab your cape and Ill show you how to make this easy homemade recipe.
To make a copy cat lunchable for your kiddos you will need:
- Deli Meat
- Sliced Cheese
Our grocery store has a pretty good selection of organic products that are fairly priced. The crackers are Central Market brand and the meat/cheese is Boars Head. I don’t mind paying a little more for either since I know they are healthier for my family. Plus, the kids can’t tell the difference which means they eat it all right up.
To make the meat round like a luncable I use a coffee scoop to make circles in the meat and cheese. I push down, rotate and out comes a perfect copy cat circle. I usually do a few layers at a time of both the meat and cheese. [I make sure my cape isn’t in the way first. Duh.]
I don’t even think my kids realize that this isn’t a real lunchable, which rocks. They normally eat the whole thing and don’t complain, which rocks even more. And its healthy for them, which rocks but I don’t tell them that part. After lunch I retire my cape and return to the world of two toddlers running amok.
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What do you make that your kids love and makes you feel like super mom?
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Jane's Adventures in Dinner says
So much better than the premade!
It is! The kids actually eat all of the ones I make, and they would never finish their lunchables. Mom wins. 😉
Brittany Ruth says
Such a cute idea considering how many unnecessary preservatives are in the real lunchables. I love lunchables but won’t eat them because of the amount of sodium. What a cool alternative that kids will like! Hell I might do this haha.
haha! I eat them sometimes too. And I agree on the preservatives. There are far too many unnecessary additives in the real lunchable.
love the way you made the meat round slices this looks very easy to do for work lunches
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Thanks! I think thats my favorite part.. makes it look like a real lunchable! 🙂
Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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We hope to see you there!
Heading over now, thanks for the invite!