Lunchables should always be three things: delicious, easy to put together and fun to eat! Store bought lunchables are full of preservatives, packed with sodium and most contain a full day’s worth of saturated fat – no thanks. Making a homemade lunchable is so easy and allows you to have way more control of what your little one is consuming. I took a few of Zelda’s favorite foods and used cupcake liners to separate them in her lunch box. It was very easy to transport to the park and would make such a fun lunch for back to school. I made sure she is eating fruits and veggies but included a few special elements too (think mini Reese’s Cups and star shaped cheese). Your options are endless! What does your little one bring to school for lunch? Tell me in the comments below!

Photo Credit & Food Styling: Leah Nolan

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Back to School DIY Lunchables
  • Prep time:10min
  • Cook time:5min
  • Total time:15min
  • Yield: 1
  • Serves: 1

A lunchable should always be three things: delicious, easy to put together and fun to eat!

  • 7-8 Mini Reese's Peanut Cups
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • 4 Pearls Mozzarella Cheese
  • 7-8 Raspberries
  • 1/4 Cup Veggie Sticks
  • 5-6 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 5-6 Round Butter Crackers
  • 5-6 Cucumber Slices
  • 1 Hot Dog, Sliced
  1. Cut the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella pearls in half; tear the basil into small pieces.
  2. Slide half of a cherry tomato onto a toothpick, followed by a piece of basil and half a mozzarella pearl. Repeat this until you have three or four full toothpicks.
  3. Cut the cheddar cheese slices into stars using a cookie cutter.
  4. Cook a hot dog and cut into slices.
  5. Place each item into cupcake liners inside of your child's lunchbox.
  6. Send them to school happy and excited for lunch!

Author: Glitter and Bubbles