Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dairy-Free Pizza Lunchables ~ Freezer Lunch

We are participating in Money Saving Mom's Freezer Lunchbox Series.  She recently did Freezer Pizza Lunchables

I admit, part of me wasn't too enthusiastic about trying this.  My boys have never had Lunchables.  They don't know what they're missing.  And ARE they missing anything?  Cold pizza?

Why not?  Let's see if these Lunchables are all they're cracked up to be.  Would my boys really like cold pizzas for lunch?!

Well, if the excitement of helping me put together the freezer bags was any indication of how much they would enjoy EATING these, then there was hope.  Look at that happy face!

And these happy faces!

So how did we do this dairy-free?  

Pizza Sauce 
1 small can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried garlic

I put the sauce into little individual containers.  
Side Note. Where is all my Tupperware?! 

Then we added to the quart-size freezer bags:

Individual container of pizza sauce
Tofutti soy cheese square
Dairy-free pita (Walmart or Meijer)
Pepperoni (Aldi, but now I would use Applegate)

We made 4 for the freezer and 2 for the refrigerator for lunch that day.  The boys were begging for lunch early that day.  Dairy-Free Lunchables were definitely a hit.  And building your own pizza is for sure a big part of the fun for the kids.  I still don't get cold pizza, but I'm happy to have a new lunch idea that the boys enjoy.



Dawn said...

Your boys are so cute! This is so funny..there is just something about lunchables that make kids happy! We use pillsbury cresent rolls or the pizza dough for our pizzas. I usually cook 2 cresent rolls together (makes a square shape) with pizza sauce and sometimes daiya cheese and freeze them.
I send them for lunch on a weekly basis. It saves ALOT of time.

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Thanks, Dawn. Crescent rolls, I forgot about those! We never used them b/c I think they contain egg. Thanks for the reminder!

Theresa said...

I am not a cold pizza girl but I bet this are a hit with kids! I wish Daiya would make slices like Tofutti. Back before soy was out, I used a lot of Tofutti stuff.