Sometimes as a college student, you just need a break from all the stresses of school and be reminded of the fun times you had when you were a kid! At least, that’s how I view it. Even if most people didn’t dine on macaroni, finger sandwiches, or carrot sticks as a kid, it seems mainstream to idealize a kid-friendly lunch with these foods.
I love it when I have no idea what to make for din-din but realize later that I have all the perfect ingredients to make something fun, like the time I made my vegan pigs in a blanket. This time, I realized I had all the ingredients to make the ideal 6-year-old’s lunch: mac ‘n cheese, PB&J, apples, carrot sticks, and chocolate milk (with the yummy dairy-free alter egos of these foods, ‘cept that apples and carrots). So yea, I jumped on that opportunity. I didn’t record the actual recipe for it, although I’m sure you already know how to make sammiches, boil noodles, and cut fruits and veggies up. But here’s a little help.
What I used:
- Red delicious apple and baby carrot sticks
- Silk Chocolate Milk
For the PB&J
- Wheat Bread
- Justin’s All-Natural Peanut Butter
- Cascade Organics Blackberry Fruit Spread
For the Mac ‘n Cheese
- Market Pantry Elbow noodles
- Leahey Gardens Cheese Sauce (Duh. What else would I use for cheese but Leahey’s!!!!!!!!!!!!)
- Salt and Extra Nutritional Yeast
Or course, obviously you can use whatever other brands/types of sauce/breads/spreads you like. 😀 But hopefully your little one (or yourself) will enjoy this healthy filling meal right after playtime!