Go Back
Print
Make lunch interesting by making my puff pastry pizza wheels, sweet potato fries, chocolate popcorn mix and heart shaped strawberries. Easy to make ahead of time, filling, delicious and interesting to look at - the perfect lunch makeover! #Ad

Funky Lunchbox Makeover!

Make lunch interesting by making my puff pastry pizza wheels, sweet potato fries, chocolate popcorn mix and heart shaped strawberries. Easy to make ahead of time, filling, delicious and interesting to look at - the perfect lunch makeover!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 -4 lunchboxes

Ingredients

  • For the pizza wheels:
  • One 375g/13.5oz sheet ready rolled puff pastry
  • 3/4 cup (180g) pizza sauce of your choice; I used tomato and basil
  • 1 cup (113g) grated cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices pepperoni, optional
  • For the sweet potato fries:
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For dessert : easily doubled for 4 lunchboxes
  • Two 30g/1oz bags of toffee popcorn; I used Butterkist
  • 4 tbsp Revels, or any other chocolate you like
  • 56 g (2oz) white chocolate, melted
  • Sprinkles to decorate, optional
  • 1 cup (152g) halved strawberries

Instructions

  1. For the pizza wheels:
  2. Preheat oven to 200C/400F and grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
  3. Un-roll your puff pastry and then spoon over your pizza sauce, leaving a 1 inch gap around the edges.
  4. Smooth over with the back of a spoon and then sprinkle grated cheese all over the pizza sauce.
  5. Place pepperoni, if using, evenly over the cheese.
  6. Take one of the long sides of pastry and roll tightly into one long sausage.
  7. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes if it feels a little soft.
  8. Once chilled, slice into 8-10 pieces. We got 8 pieces and they were 2 inches wide. Place them, with the swirls pointing up into each muffin hole.
  9. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until puffed up, golden and crispy on top. All the cheese should be melted as well.
  10. Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, before using a small spatula around the edges to loosen each wheel. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. For the sweet potato fries: Turn the oven up to 220C/425F and line a baking tray. Fill a large saucepan 3/4 full with water and place on the hob.
  12. Peel your potatoes and slice into french fry sized pieces. Place all of your fries into the pan of water and place on a high heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye of your fries, you don't want them too soft, when the edges are going translucent, take off of the heat and drain.
  13. Whilst your fries are boiling, place olive oil, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper into a large bowl and stir until you have a paste.
  14. When your fries are boiled and drained, tip them into the bowl of spices and toss to coat the fries.
  15. Tip onto you lined tray and spread into an even layer.
  16. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through, until edges are crispy and golden.
  17. Leave to cool completely on the tray.
  18. For the popcorn: Place toffee popcorn, revels (or other chocolate) and melted white chocolate into a small bowl and toss until everything is covered in chocolate. Garnish with sprinkles, if using.
  19. For the strawberries: Take each half of your strawberries and cut a "v" shape out of the top to create a heart shape.
  20. To assemble a lunchbox: Place 1/4 of the fries into a clip lid container and add in 2 pizza wheels.
  21. In a small clip lid container or sweet bag, place 1/2 the popcorn/chocolate mix. Place half the strawberries into a small container. Finish each off with either wooden or plastic cutlery (I think wooden looks cute!) and a napkin.

Recipe Notes

All recipes by Annie of Annie's Noms