This healthier “lunchable” pizza lunchbox is just as easy and as fun as the classic pre-made lunch but with better nutrition thanks to some simple and fresh swaps. Who knew pizza could be good for you?

Enjoying pizza in a lunchbox is doable and certainly better for you than the store-bought variation. I like sending the ingredients in individual containers so they can make at school. This keeps the bread/crust for from getting soggy by the time they’re ready for lunch. By adding my own ingredients versus buying the premade, it allows me to customize to their likings. Plus, this better for you “lunchable” provides a serving of veggies, dairy, and whole grains.

If a heat source isn’t available at school (such as a microwave), allow the children to assemble and eat as is. If they’re making at home, I like to broil their individual pizzas for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

Do your children like pizza? Do you ever send pizza in the lunchbox?

 

HEALTHIER “LUNCHABLE” PIZZA LUNCHBOX

Healthier “Lunchable” Pizza Lunchbox
Recipe Type: Lunchbox
Author: Holley Grainger, MS, RD
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 serving
Boost the nutritional value of “lunchables” with this simple recipe. My healthier “lunchable” pizza lunchbox is just as easy and as fun as the classic pre-made lunch. Who knew pizza could be good for you?
Ingredients
  • 1 whole wheat English muffin
  • 2 Tbsp shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp pizza sauce
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 6 turkey pepperoni
Instructions
  1. Spilt the whole wheat English muffin in half. Toast, if desired. Place cheese, pizza sauce, bell peppers, and pepperoni in individual small containers.
  2. Let your children assemble the pizzas at lunch time by spreading pizza sauce on English muffin then topping with cheese, bell pepper, and pepperoni. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted (if oven is available) otherwise eat as is.

 

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