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Homemade Pizza Lunchables

School is back in session!  If you know what happened to summer, please let me know!  As a kid there was nothing better then getting a Pizza Lunchable in your lunchbox, and not much has changed for kids today.  Whenever Anthony sees the Lunchables at the grocery store he asks for one, and most of the time, I cave.  But this time, it’s different.  With the new school year upon us, and getting back to packing lunches, I knew it was time to make my own Pizza Lunchables.

The thing that I like most about Homemade Pizza Lunchables is that I can control the ingredients in it.  The homemade ones are healthier since you can control the quality of the ingredients, customizable and best of all, take about 5 minutes to put together… if that!

Finding the proper crust for the pizza was the hardest part of making these.  I tried a couple different kinds, even some prepared pizza doughs, but found that sandwich thins work best.  You can find them in the bread aisle at your local grocery store.  The sauce was easy – I just used some leftover spaghetti sauce that was in my fridge.  But the jarred pizza sauce works just as well if that’s all you have.  For the cheese, shredded mozzarella.  And for the pepperoni, I found mini pepperonis at the grocery store that were the perfect size.

It was a surprise for Anthony when I put this in his lunch, and it was a huge success! What helped me most in preparing the lunch was these bento box style containers that I found on Amazon.  The lids stay on tight, and the food doesn’t spill or leak from one compartment to another.  For the sauce, I used another little sauce container that I found on Amazon.  Both of them haven’t disappointed, and my mommy friends have bought some too.

Preparing the Pizza Lunchables is simple.  Start by placing two sandwich thins in the large compartment of a bento box or in a tupperware container.  Fill small container with pizza sauce, and place next to sandwich thins.  In the other compartments, add shredded mozzarella cheese and mini pepperonis.

If you like other toppings on your pizza, add them to the bento box as well.  Cooked italian sausage and green peppers is a popular combination, and easy to add to the bento box.  For bigger kids, increase the portion sizes a little, and add 3 sandwich thins.

Lunchables are a great way to get kids to eat their lunch, and are customizable to every kid, and what they like.  With Homemade Lunchables, your kids will always come home with an empty lunchbox.

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