Friday, October 31, 2014

Best of 90s Food: DIY Lunchables

This year, the Baltimore Sun's Mobbies is asking each blogger to blog about the thing that she would like to bring back from the 90s. Being that this is a food blog, I went straight for everyone's favorite snacks from the 90s. Earlier this week, I posted a recipe for Hot Pockets and Dunkaroos. Today is a "recipe" for DIY Lunchables. Enjoy!

Lunchables were a staple in the life of a 90s kid. I can just remember the excitement of getting one to bring on a field trip. As an adult, lunch has gotten dramatically less fun and less unhealthy. I've decided to "bring back" Lunchables and, even if they're not as unhealthy, they are definitely fun again. To create Lunchables, you need a few staples: protein, cheese, crackers, and a sweet treat. Everything else you add in after that is a bonus. It is important to remember that whatever you put in your pack should be easy to eat on-the-go.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: none

(for my specific Lunchable)
Slices of vegan pepperoni -- I almost used smoked tofu slices, either would have worked for this
Cheddar cheese slices
Stack of Ritz crackers
Handful of baby carrots
Handful of red seedless grapes
Small handful of vegan mini marshmallows
A couple cupcake liners

In a medium-sized piece of Tupperware, begin to place each ingredient in separately.
For the ingredients that you want to keep dry, place them in a cupcake liner (I put my crackers and marshmallows in them). You can even line every ingredient, if you'd like.

Place in the fridge until you're ready to eat.
Bring on a picnic, eat at your desk, or anywhere that you're craving a quick snack!

If you enjoyed this post, please head over to the Mobbies website, starting on November 3rd, and vote for me (this blog is listed in the Food Blog category and the Blogger's Challenge category).