Friday, September 4, 2015

ALDI kid-made lunches day 2



we are on day two of our ALDI school lunch challenge and our kitchen full of little girl workers is buzzing. if you missed our post yesterday, you can catch up here:



our team of little girl chefs are still in the kitchen working on school lunches for the week. today they have decided to make their own version of lunchables. you should have heard these girls chatting in the kitchen. they said, "lunchables you buy in the grocery store are horrible for you." and "they are too expensive. my mom only lets us get them on special occasions like field trips." well, there you have it people. the kids have spoken and, though they love lunchables, they understand they can't have them every day. by making their own, they learn quickly that their lunches can be more affordable and that they are able to pick some healthy options to make their lunches a little better for them (there were no candy bars in these homemade lunches). 

ALDI kid-made lunches day 2: homemade lunchables



here is what you will need for today's lunch:

1/2 bag sliced lunch mate salami
4 oz. happy farms mozzarella cheese cut into slices
1 sleeve savoritz whole wheat crackers
1/2 cucumber cut into slices
baby carrots
3/4 cup friendly farms sour cream
1/2 package stonemill essentials ranch salad dressing mix
1 package friendly farms probiotic strawberry yogurt
peanut-butterscotch o's for snack

this lunch is super easy for the kids to make. 

have the kids stack the salami in ten slice stacks and cut the salami into quarters. set aside. 

the kids can slice the cheese into slices and then cut those slices in half to form squares. arrange the cheese and salami slices in the lunch box (or put them in bags) along with about 10-12 whole wheat savoritz crackers.

mix the veggie dip. in a bowl, mix 3/4 cup sour cream and 1/2 package of ranch dip together. put the dip into plastic containers to take to school (there will be enough leftover to save for some after-school snacks.)



slice 1/2 cucumber into slices and divide among the lunches. add baby carrots and a strawberry yogurt to each lunch. add a snack and a drink and you are good to go! easy, fun and delicious for our little lunch makers!


there is one extra lunch for another child or for another day! perfect, easy and two for the work of one. my five year old volunteered quickly to eat the extra...happy day!

this post is sponsored by ALDI. all thoughts and opinions are our own.