I’m sharing my easy KRAFT Mac & Cheese STAR WARS Boxed Shapes dinner as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #Youknowyouloveit
Growing up, KRAFT Mac & Cheese Dinner was one of my favorite meals. I just adored opening my lunch box to find it waiting inside or seeing it on the dinner table. In fact, even into my adult years it has been one of the constants in my kitchen when it comes to making an easy dinner. Yes, our pantry is always stocked and anytime I can’t decide what’s for dinner, I instantly reach for it! Knowing that I have so loved this easy and quick option for so many years, I’ve done everything I can to pass that love onto my children. From making it readily available as an afternoon snack to including it in many a family dinner, KRAFT Mac & Cheese has made quite a few appearances on our table!
Recently though, I decided to take this delicious family favorite off the dinner table and turn it into a lunch my boys would love! You see, they are both a little picky when it comes to eating. But one thing they NEVER say no to is KRAFT Mac & Cheese! And since this classic meal now has better for your options and is available in fun Star Wars shapes (OMG!) I figured it was time to make an out of this world bento box lunch (or dinner really) that I was sure would thrill my little Jedis!
Since the star of my bento box was obviously KRAFT Mac & Cheese STAR WARS Boxed shapes, I started with the easy (and quick) preparation. These STAR WARS boxed shapes have no artificial flavors, preservatives, or synthetic colors but the fun shapes that have taken the place of classic macaroni in the STAR WARS boxes was enough to cause me to look twice!
Already my boys had been excited about the outside of the four collectible boxes featuring Yoda, Darth Vader, R2D2, and C3PO and had made it their mission to collect all 8 boxes with half a character image on the back so that they could have a happy little STAR WARS family in our pantry. So I knew it was only natural that they would be just as excited about the fun shapes inside! Knowing that the star of my bento box was only minutes from perfection, I set to creating the perfect sides to compliment it!
I’ll be honest and say I had thought ahead a little bit (as you must do when you’re job as a mom is to make meals fun and appealing) and had made some easy yogurt Darth Vader bites for the side of my meal. It was easy to pour the yogurt into my fun STAR WARS molds and freeze it overnight to set.
With those ready, I knew that there was no way to have STAR WARS without some stars! So I pulled out my star shaped cookie cutter and quickly transformed oranges and apples into a star shaped side that was the perfect complement to my KRAFT Mac & Cheese Dinner!
Finally as a fun finish, I wrapped foam in aluminum foil and stuck a skewer with the point cut off into it. A few black dots on the front and my light saber skewers were ready to be filled with grapes!
With all the simple ingredients for my fun STAR WARS themed bento box prepped and ready to go, all that was left to do was turn it into a meal that my kids couldn’t get enough of! I spooned a cup of my slightly cooled KRAFT Mac & Cheese into the large compartment and then added my fruit stars and my Darth Vader yogurt treats to the other two compartments, finishing my fun lunch with the grape light sabers on the side!
And instantly I had a meal that I knew the kids would think was out of this world! The fun shapes of the STAR WARS KRAFT Mac & Cheese Dinner paired perfectly with the rest of the items to create a themed lunch that was perfect for both of my boys! I instantly knew without a doubt that I would have no problem convincing them to make this fun and easy meal disappear. No matter if it was a fun lunch on the go or a quick STAR WARS themed dinner after sports practice, this was a meal we would all be begging to have more often!
As I added the tops to my STAR WARS bento boxes for both boys and prepared to surprise them with a meal they would love, I couldn’t help but feel quite a bit of satisfaction. After all, being a mom can be hard. But putting an amazing meal that they can’t wait to eat in front of them shouldn’t be! And with KRAFT Mac & Cheese it’s not!
If you’re ready to take your kiddo’s meals to a whole new level, start with KRAFT Mac & Cheese Boxed Shapes! Add a little creativity and a lot of love and be prepared for your kids to go crazy over this classic meal, just as you once did. Because while times may have changed, the classic taste of KRAFT Mac & Cheese definitely hasn’t!