I am always looking for lunch ideas for the girls. My husband can literally eat the exact same lunch every single day, and has since we got married. I, on the other hand, can not. Therefore I try to add variety to my kids’ lunch…some weeks more successfully than others. Our school is peanut-free which takes out some common options. Before school started last fall I came across this pin on Pinterest, and it was a great find! My kids love Pizza Lunchables but I am not willing to pay the price for them on a consistent basis. Here is a wonderful, yummy alternative to the store bought ones!!
Here is the link to Mommy’s Kitchen Blog Homemade Pizza Lunchables
I use her No-Fail Pizza Crust Recipe.
Once the dough is made we make golf ball sized pizza dough balls. Depending on the size we can make 20-25 balls per recipe. The girls eat 2-3 per meal. They take these pizza lunchables about once a week. One recipe will then last us 4-6 weeks!
Then we roll them out and bake them for about 9 minutes.
We are pretty simple with our toppings. You can be as creative as you want.
We followed the advice of the Mommy’s Kitchen Blog and put our pizza sauce in the snack bag sized Ziploc bags. Typically I will open a can of pizza sauce and put 3-4 Tablespoons of sauce per bag and then freeze the sauce. I do the same with the cheese and freeze these bags too. Then on the day they are going to eat them for lunch I grab 2-3 pizza doughs, a bag of sauce and a bag of cheese and throw them into a container for the girls to take to school.
By the time lunch comes around everything is thawed and the girls open a corner of the sauce bag and squeeze it out onto the dough. They assemble their pizzas and then warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds. This is not necessary, if your child doesn’t have access to a microwave.
The girls really enjoy this lunch and the dough recipe is actually quite good!
What do you do for your kids’ lunches??