Pizza Lunchables

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Finished Product!

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!

Golf-ball sized dough balls.

Golf-ball sized dough balls.

Then we roll them out and bake them for about 9 minutes.

Each ball rolled out.

Each ball rolled out.

We are pretty simple with our toppings. You can be as creative as you want.

Toppings

Toppings

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.

Putting sauce on.

Putting sauce on.

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.

Adding the toppings.

Adding the toppings.

Finished Product!

Finished Product!

The girls really enjoy this lunch and the dough recipe is actually quite good!

What do you do for your kids’ lunches??

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Pizza Lunchables

  1. Yummy!! I don’t have to pack lunches, but always have little frozen pizzas on hand for a do-it-yourself lunch or snack. This will be a great alternative to store bought! Thanks.

  2. Leah says:

    I do the same thing, except instead of making pizza dough, I use half a Sandwich Thin. They’re kind of like flat buns. We do our own cheese and cracker Lunchabkes too. So much better than feeding them real Lunchables!

  3. Rachel Davis says:

    You can also make these in a muffin tin with cheap can biscuits and cook according to biscuit directions. Super quick and yummy! The kids pick the toppings which usually consist of leftover cooked hamburger, pepperoni or chopped green peppers. (Whatever is in the fridge.)

  4. How often do you make these? I personally couldn’t justify making processed cheese a large part of my children’s (or my own) diet, but this could occasionally be fun.

    As for what we do, we try to keep things as unprocessed and unsweetened as possible. Unfortunately, the US lifestyle is already starting to impact my eldest. There’s sugar in everything here!

    1. Nate says:

      Matt – We don’t do these every day – more like a special treat now and again.

      Yes, the US lifestyle is much different from where you’ve been. What is ‘normal’ for us will be abnormal for you, at least for a while. We certainly welcome the unique perspective that you bring!

  5. Dana says:

    These are some great alternatives to the above dough recipe. Thanks for your comments!

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