I’ve made mini-bagel bites with the usual pizza toppings for years for my kid’s lunch boxes. Instead of buying the pizza kit lunchables, I make my own using wholesome ingredients like mini-whole wheat bagels, turkey pepperoni, homemade pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. I start by toasting the bagel first and then topping with the ingredients. I allow them to cool for about five minutes and stick them in a reusable gladware or divided tupperware container along with a homemade treat and fruit or vegetable. This is my version of a pizza; a whole lot cheaper and healthier.
Recently, I found mini sandwich thins at Sams and I followed the same principle above to make pizza sandwich bites.
P.S. This doesn’t have to be a lunch box treat, it can be an quick home treat!
You can always go the uncooked version, like the original Pizza lunchables and separate the items in a divided container and allow the kids to top their own pizza. However, the cheese isn’t melted and doesn’t stick quite as well. Some adults and kids prefer cold pizza.
photo source: outoftheboxfood.com
Other pizza ideas include:
- Mini pizza muffins
- Regular pizza muffins
- Flatbread pizza
- Easy no rise-whole wheat pizza
- Pizza Stromboli
Make your lunchable sweeter by surprising your child with a lunch box note. There are many choices to the right side by clicking on FREE PRINTABLE RESOURCES.
What’s your favorite item to pack in your child’s lunch box?