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We decided to finally jump on the meal prep trend, but instead, let’s make it fun for kids! I wish my mom packed me a homemade happy meal a day for lunch during the week. Well now you can beg your mom to do it with this easy to follow step by step process to make Happy Meals at home. *TOY NOT INCLUDED*

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Happy Meals
325 Calories Per Meal
Makes 7 Meals

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
• Griddle:
• Portable Scale:
• Apple Core:
• Apple Peeler:

• 1 lb 80/20 Ground Beef
• 8 Hamburger Buns
• Fit & Active American Cheese Singles
• 4 Granny Smith Apples
• Veggie Straws:
• Animal Crackers:
• Apple Juice Boxes

Optional Condiments:
• Ketchup / Mustard Packets
• Salt & Pepper Packets
• Dehydrated Minced Onions
• Dill Pickel Chips

1.) You can get free ketchup, mustard, salt & pepper from fast food joints if you don’t mind being a bit sleazy.

2.) Optionally you can skin your apples, but that’s only at your child’s request of course.

3.) Portion 1/2 an apple per meal into spears

4.) Portion 4 animal crackers per meal

5.) Portion approximately 10-15 grams of veggie straws per meal

6.) Weigh out 45 grams of ground beef and press into thin flat burger patties

7.) Grill burgers for approximately 2 minutes per side at 250°F and let them drain on paper towel

8.) Rehydrate the mined onions in water. Use approximately 1/2 tsp for each burger

9.) Build your burger with the hamburger bun, burger patty, american cheese, dehydrated onions and 1 pickle chip

10.) Make sure everything is sealed in a ziplock baggy for the week

Tip: Repeat this process 52 times and you can have happy meals everyday for a year!!!

Serving Size 1 Happy Meal
Calories 325
Total Fat 10g
Saturated 3g
Trans 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 630mg
Total Carbs 40g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 13g
Protein 20g

Serving Size 1 Happy Meal
Calories 560
Total Fat 17g
Saturated 6g
Trans 0.5g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 890mg
Total Carbs 76g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 32g
Protein 25g

Disclaimer: Nutrition Facts are estimated through MyFitnessPal and should act as a general guideline. It does not represent any actual facts.

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