DIY lunchables for kids

Brandi Bidot

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Forget those store-bought snack boxes and make your very own right at home. Save money and create healthier options for your kids to snack on.

DIY Lunchables

Kids love lunchables but they aren't exactly the healthiest thing for our little ones to snack on. Here we give you ideas on how to make your very own version of lunchables at home. This not only saves money, it keeps us moms in control of what our kids are eating.

DIY lunchables for kids recipe

Yields 2 lunchables

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic juice drinks
  • 2 divided airtight containers with lids
  • 4 slices all-natural turkey breast
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • Assorted fruit such as grapes, berries, apple slices or bananas
  • 2 all-natural chocolate puddings (we used one made with almond milk and can be found at health food stores)

Directions:

  1. With a cookie cutter or a small biscuit cutter, stack 1 slice of cheese and 2 slices of turkey together. Using the cutter, cut out as many small pieces from the stack as possible and arrange them in the divided container. Repeat with remaining cheese and turkey.
  2. Add the fruit to another compartment of the container and finally the pudding. Place the lid on the container and store in the refrigerator.

Chicken tender lunchable recipe

Yields 2 lunchables

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic juice drinks
  • 6 organic, all-natural chicken tenders
  • All-natural yogurts
  • 4 gingersnap cookies
  • Ketchup or BBQ sauce for dipping

Directions:

  1. Arrange 1 juice drink, 3 chicken strips, 1 yogurt and 2 cookies in each of the airtight containers. You may also include ketchup or BBQ sauce in a small condiment container and include it inside the container with the chicken.
  2. Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator.

Almond butter and jelly lunchable recipe

Yields 2 lunchables

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic chocolate milk boxes
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 8 whole grain crackers
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese cubes
  • Fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. Divide 2 tablespoons of almond butter and 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam between the slices of bread to form 2 sandwiches. Cut the sandwiches into triangles or squares and arrange them in an airtight container.
  2. Divide the crackers and cheese along with the strawberries between both containers and top with lid. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy with 1 chocolate milk box per lunchable.

More DIY recipe ideas

DIY pickles
DIY organic coconut milk
DIY homemade microwave popcorn

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Brandi Bidot
Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic eating and tries to eat as natural and as unprocessed as possible. Frequenting farmers markets for the freshest produce possible, Brandi prefers to cook all of her family’s meals at home. She has a background in nutrition and photography and is the creator of the food blog Simplylovefood.com.