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RECIPE: Homemade Lunchables

Published on October 5, 2023

homemade lunchables

Most 90s kids grew up eating Lunchables. Swap out the store-bought version for a homemade variety that's simple, budget-friendly and best of all, uses real ingredients.


  • 2-8 slices deli meat (ham, turkey, salami, pepperoni, etc.) rolled or cut into pieces*
  • 1/4 cup cheese cubes*
  • 1/4 cup crackers*
  • Fruit of choice such as berries, apple slices, melon chunks, etc.
  • Veggie of choice such as carrot sticks, celery, cucumber slices, etc.
    *Amounts used will vary depending on child's


  • 1 bento box (reusable container with multiple compartments; available from most major retailers)


Prep time: 5 minutes

1. Use the compartments in your bento box. Place the meat in one compartment, the cheese cubes in a separate compartment and the crackers in another compartment.

2. Add a fruit and veggie, and you have a complete lunch.


Tip: Customize your Lunchable! Try different themes to change it up: pizza, vegetarian, chicken/tuna salad and taco.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 1

Per Serving

  • Calories: 376
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Dietary fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Sodium: 418mg
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Calcium: 211mg
  • Vitamin C: 8mg
  • Potassium: 184mg


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Found in: Community Dietary