It’s difficult enough to get kids to eat their lunch let alone come up with something different and interesting every day. These lunch box ideas will give you the inspiration to mix things up a little, hopefully ensuring that your kids’ lunch box comes home empty each day.
Basic cheese muffins
These basic cheese muffins are best kind of lunchbox fillers. Switch up the flavours with our four variations.
Blueberry breakfast muesli bars
The perfect morning snack for an instant energy boost.
Cheese and bacon scones
Do the kids like cheese and bacon rolls? Well, try these cheese and bacon scones. They’re easy to make and delicious to eat.
Banana and blueberry bread
Banana bread with bursts of fresh blueberries.
Leftover cereal slice
Attention all budget-savvy bakers: this crunchy, chocolatey slice is a genius way of using up leftover cereal.
Corn and buttermilk fritters
These tangy corn fritters are delicious served crisp and warm from the frying pan with roasted tomatoes.
Zucchini and corn bread
Dense, moist and full of flavour, this zucchini and corn bread is fabulous served still warm with a bowl of fresh guacamole.
Apricot choc-chip muesli bars
Home made muesli bars are a great way to make sure that supposedly healthy treats actually are! Deliciously chewy, these muesli bars are nut free.
Pizza scrolls are perfect when you want something fun to put into your kids’ lunchbox. They’ll love getting involved to create their own tasty lunch.
Chocolate and coconut Weet-Bix slice
This classic chocolate Weetbix slice is a simple old fashioned slice we grew up with. It’s rich and chocolatey and great in kids lunchboxes
Zucchini and sweet potato loaf
Packed full of the goodness of zucchini and sweet potato plus protein from eggs this loaf is great for lunch boxes or after school snacks.
Lunchbox eggs with everything-bagel seasoning
Create a simple lunchbox snack with everything bagel seasoning and boiled eggs.
Mini tomato and cheese quiches
Easy to make and wonderfully tasty, these quiches are brilliant enjoyed hot out of the oven with a fresh side salad or as eaten cool as a tasty school lunchbox snack.
Tasty tuna croquettes
Enjoy these tasty treats as a lunchbox snack or for tapas with friends. It doesn’t matter who they’re for, any tuna lover will adore these croquettes.
Zucchini and corn muffins
These tasty muffins make a brilliant after school snack, or light lunchbox filler. The combination of fresh zucchini, sweet corn and salty cheddar works perfectly together to create these moreish treats.
Tuna sushi sandwiches
These delicious tuna sushi style sandwiches are perfect for a kids’ lunchbox or light snack with drinks.
Raspberry and banana mini muffins
Buttermilk gives these fruity, easy-to-make muffins a delicious, tangy flavour.
Classic beef pasties
These take a little bit more time and effort than school sandwiches, but they are delicious. They freeze well, too, and are just as nice cold as they are warm – perfect for the lunchbox.
Colourful, chocolatey and utterly moorish, these tasty spotty cookies are perfect for a bake stall or school fete.
Zucchini and cheese fritters
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These hot and crunchy fritters make for the best snacks. Serve them with your favourite dip for a delicious lunch-box treat.
Cherry squares with coconut ice frosting
Quick chicken nuggets
Moist chicken breast chunks with a crunchy coating will be popular with adults and kids alike and you’ll know exactly what’s in them!
Lunch box pasta salad
This great pasta salad is brilliant as a lunch for work or school, but you can also serve it as a side dish to grilled or barbecued meats.
Our best banana bread
This banana bread is beautiful fresh from the oven but possibly even better toasted and slathered with butter. Decisions, decisions…
Mini ham, cheese and tomato frittatas
Light, fluffy and packed full of creamy melted cheese and fresh ham, these mini frittatas are easy to make and perfect for a quick breakfast or on-the-go lunch.
Ham, cheese and zucchini pizza scrolls
These scrolls are great for school lunchboxes (instead of sandwiches) and after-school snacks.
Ham, zucchini and chive muffins
Lemon and currant loaf
Zucchini slice with carrot and bacon
This easy to make slice makes a great meal served with salad. And it’s perfect for the lunchbox too!
Chicken and mango rice paper rolls
Enjoy these light, refreshing chicken and mango rice paper rolls on a warm summer’s afternoon. A Vietnamese classic, the rolls are wonderful served as finger food with a zesty chilli lime dipping sauce.