Do your kids beg for "Lunchables" every time you go the the grocery store...or is it just mine? Here is a tutorial to make your own. For this holiday treat we went with junk food, but for an everyday lunch you can boost the health factor by using ham, whole wheat goldfish, grapes and chocolate milk.
You will need:
A clean disposable sushi tray or an old Lunchables tray
A small cookie cutter measuring between 1-2" (this heart shaped cutter came in a great set from Pampered Chef packaged in a silver tin)
Cut the meat and cheese into the desired shape with the cookie cutter.
Now, stack them up to look like they do in the lunchables container and arrange in the tray. Fit the juice box on one side and pile up your crackers and cookies. My son isn't convinced unless there is a small piece of candy tucked in someplace.
Use the leftovers to make a Mom "heartwich" and there is no waste!
Set them loose to create little heart-y concoctions...
Using the sushi tray with the lid, this can be packed in a lunchbox for a sweet surprise. If you do this, you should pack the crackers and cookies into small snack-sized baggies.
You can even type the brand name "Heartables" or "Loveables" and tape it to the lid. Happy Valentine's Day!
*** Originally posted in February 2008. Happy Valentine's Day!