This is a great way to make your fussy eaters eat their school lunch, at least it worked with my kid years ago. If you want to cut out the ham into fancy shapes without wasting, first cut both sheese and ham into squares, then cut out a heart from both ham and cheese.....then switch the cheese heart with the ham heart like a jigsaw puzzle. alternatively keep the cutout piece in a bag in the freezer and when you have a lot chop up on top of a pizza
I make this all the time, a bit more effort than picking up one of those Lunchables but really easy and I'm sure much healthier because I control what goes in! I have lots of different shaped cookie cutters and that makes it fun. I also pack a treat such as a cookie or a small piece of chocolate, and juice. I use those reusable cupcake liners to separate the crackers (so they don't get soggy). Haven't done the math but I'm sure the homemade version still costs less (even if I use mostly organic stuff)!
I gave this recipe 5 stars. I do this for my newphew's school lunches when he wants those Lunchables. The only difference is I do not cut out circles I just cut squares. Thanks for reminding of this little wonder! Christine (internetnut)
Great idea, another one of those "why didn't I think of that?!" My 1st grader loved it, he's always begging for those already made up at the store that I refuse to buy. Thanks!
This is my favorite snack so far for my lunch box! Yum!
I have picky children who don't always want a sandwich for lunch. I have done this on many occasions with ham, bologna, salami or turkey and a variety of cheeses. More economical than Snackables and you definately know what and how old your stuff is. Thanks for posting this great idea.