My children have a love/hate relationship with those lunch snack packs you can buy at the grocery store. You know the ones with the meat and cheese or chicken nuggets, nachos or pizza. They love them because they look cool, but to be honest they don’t like to eat them. I personally have a love hate relationship with them too. They are convenient, but I worry about how healthy they are, and last but not least, have you ever noticed how almost all the lunch box food means that our kids are eating with their hands? YUCK! So what’s a mom to do about it? I’ve found a way to give them the lunch they want with the nutrition I desire and a way to even let the clean their hands before they eat it.
Disclosure:This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I told you about my shopping trip to Target to pick up some Wet Ones with my coupon and they were on sale. While we were there we picked up some great things for lunch too! The best thing about it was I could create lunches that delicious, nutritious, and healthy, especially because the girls get to clean their hands first.
Pizza in a Lunch Box
- Individual Boboli Pizza Crust
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Pepperoni Slices
- Fruit – We have Mott’s Applesauce for the one and Strawberries for the other
- A variety pack of chips so everyone is happy – and they are oven baked so a little healthier for you. The bag means we get portions just right.
- One treat – we did home made chocolate chip cookies
- Wet Ones
- Minute Maid 100% apple juice (or your choice)
Remember this is all about your desire to get them healthy lunches and their desire to look good at lunch time. I found out that the kids at school were drooling over my kids lunch box/bento box lunch and were asking the girls to share it. They couldn’t believe that mom made it!
We used Rubbermaid containers to put the cheese, fruit and pepperoni in so it’s just like the popular store lunch. The kids can assemble them. I used some extra icing bottles (they have the tips on them and close) to store the pizza sauce in and it worked really well.
My oldest daughter works at a pizza restaurant and gave us this tip about sending the pizza crust to school. After you cut it into quarters fold two pieces over top of the other two, making it like a slice of pizza shape.Be sure to grab the aluminum foil as you do it. Then roll and tuck and you get the folded and wrapped pizza crust pictured at the top of our post.
The kids open their box. Clean their hands with the Wet Ones and it’s time to eat. Not only are they killing germs, but we have recycled bags (those bags can go to TerraCycle), we used reusable containers (all mom had to do is wash so less trash in the landfill) and the food was healthier choices than those at school. I even had all natural and whole grain going on there.
I can’t think of a better way to serve up lunch! No wonder they were loving it, and mom did too.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones®. The opinions and text are all mine.