So the kids are back at school and you have your free time back (okay – that may be wishful thinking for some!), but now begins the daily task of thinking up healthy lunchbox ideas for kids.
Don’t stress, we’ve done the hard work for you and found 25 kids lunchbox ideas for you to try. Use these easy kids lunch recipes as they are or use them for inspiration and your child will be the envy of everyone on the playground.
Sandwiches — reinvented
Say goodbye to the boring old sandwich, and hello to full-on flavour with these tasty, healthy fillings. If you’re worried about the dreaded soggy sarmie, why not let your kids assemble their own – just pack the filling and bread, wrap or roll separately for the perfect DIY kids lunch.
Kids lunchbox ideas that aren’t sandwiches
Having a sandwich for lunch every day can be really boring, so switch things up with these healthy lunchbox ideas for kids that don’t rely on two slices of bread. Most of them also freeze really well, so make a big batch of one or two, then relax the rest of the week. Just add some crudités or cut up fruit for a well-balanced, nutritious meal.
Tasty treats that are actually healthy lunchbox ideas for kids
We’re serious when we say these healthy lunchbox ideas for kids are guilt free, but the kids will be delighted by their deliciousness because they’re all as moreish as they are nutritious! You’ll win mom of the year when your little darlings open up their lunchboxes and find these healthy, homemade snacks. Again, they all freeze really well, so spend one morning baking up a storm and have enough treats for the month.
If there’s one thing kids love, it’s dipping things. Make sure those lunchboxes come back empty by including a small container of dip and some fruit, veg or even chicken strips to dip. An icepack and a lunch cooler bag will help keep everything at the right temperature. The best thing about these healthy kids lunchbox ideas is that they’ll be eating their five-a-day without even realising it!
Indulgent sweet treats
Kids do a lot of learning, running around and causing chaos at school, and they need loads of energy to fuel their shenanigans. That’s why these deliciously moreish kids lunchbox ideas are so great. In fact, they’re so scrummy, you won’t be able to resist slipping one of these into your own lunchbox.