When I was growing up, there were six basic food groups: fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, dairy, and Lunchables. There was nothing like walking into the elementary school cafeteria with a Lunchables in hand, feeling like you could conquer the world. Not to mention, you would instantly have 30 new best friends as soon as your classmates found out what was in your lunchbox.

Lunchables won’t grant you that same respect in college, however. But don’t abandon your childhood spirit just yet, because you can now make your own adult Lunchables.

Adultables? Lunchadults? Either way, you can discover the same enjoyment and convenience by putting a mature spin on the classic Lunchables flavors.

First of all, who could forget the mini tortilla chips, nacho cheese and salsa that were a match made in childhood heaven? With a few simple swaps, you can create an adult-worthy combination that's just as iconic.

Nachos

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 20 pita chips
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese
Sarah Carte
Sarah Carte
  • Step 1

    Break the pita chips into smaller pieces.

  • Step 2

    Divide black beans, guacamole and shredded cheese.

As a kid, there was truly nothing better than creating your own mini pizzas with just a squeeze of pizza sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. Now, let's turn basic into bold with this flavor upgrade.

Pizza

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 small tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup shredded mexican cheese
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
Sarah Carte
Sarah Carte
  • Step 1

    Divide all ingredients and place in container.

  • Step 2

    Prepare barbeque chicken pizzas by topping each tortilla with barbeque sauce, chicken and cheese.

The original combination of breaded chicken nuggets and ketchup was pure genius back in the day, but it's time for these dunks to get a makeover.

Chicken Dunks

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing
  • 10 baby carrots
  • Salt and pepper optional
Sarah Carte
Sarah Carte
  • Step 1

    Cut chicken breast into strips, season with a dash of salt and pepper and cook on the stovetop over medium heat until cooked all the way through.

  • Step 2

    Divide remaining ingredients and place in container.

Give a warm welcome to these new stackable flavors as you wave goodbye to the infamous trio of plain crackers, cheese, and ham.

Cracker Stackers

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 16 pita chips
  • 4 slices summer sausage
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar chunk cheese
  • 10 pitted black olives
Sarah Carte
Sarah Carte
  • Step 1

    Slice summer sausage and cheese.

  • Step 2

    Divide ingredients and place in container.

With just a few ingredient swaps, you can create an age appropriate lunch that will make you feel invincible once again. Whether you prepare these in the morning or a week in advance, grown up Lunchables prove that you're never too old to have a little fun with your lunch.