Recipes that will get you excited about your lunch box

From bahn mi to soup, snacks and more - these simple recipes are easy to pack for you or your kids' lunch.
Spicy roast salmon burrito bowl

Test out a few easy, healthy lunch ideas that will make you actually look forward to your midday meal. Sometimes, lunch gets a bad rap (or should that be wrap?).

Whether you are stuck at your desk munching on a sad wilted salad you brought from home, grabbing a sad muesli bar to nibble on the go, or watching your money fly away as you re-order the same burrito you get at least three times a week, lunch isn’t exactly something we tend to get excited about anymore.


Noodle salad with ginger-rubbed beef

This tasty Asian fusion noodle salad is packed full of veggies and delicious ginger spiced flash-fried beef. Perfect for lunch and it’s suitable for diabetics.


Chilli chicken BLT salad

This delicious salad combines all the flavours of a BLT sandwich (bacon, lettuce and tomato) with juicy chilli chicken pieces.

crunchy asian rice salad


Crunchy asian rice salad

Full of fresh flavours this crunchy rice salad will make a truly satisfying lunch.


Chicken and soba noodle salad

Light, tangy and super simple this chicken and soba noodle salad full of Asian flavours. Perfect for a healthy midweek meal!


Mini chicken and asparagus quiches

These easy chicken and asparagus quiches make a wonderfully filling entree or tasty lunch.



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.

Zucchini and cheese fritters


Zucchini and cheese fritters

These hot and crunchy fritters make for the best snacks. Serve them with your favourite dip for a delicious lunch-box treat.

vegetable curry omelette rolls


Vegetable curry omelette rolls

Vegetable curry omelette rolls

This spicy, savoury omelette is a great start to the day for breakfast, or if you prefer it can even be whipped together for a quick lunch or dinner.


Chinese omelette wrap

Chinese omelette wrap

Not your traditional wrap, these Chinese omelettes are as tasty as they are fun to create.

Lamb and potato gyros


Lamb and potato gyros

Lamb and potato gyros

Swap the bread for a wrap and give leftover slow-roasted lamb a new starring role in this Greek-style combo.

Creamy egg open salad sandwich


Creamy egg open salad sandwich

Creamy egg open salad sandwich: We’ve switched up the classic egg sandwich by layering beetroot and radish chutney, watercress and creamy mashed eggs on rye. Delish! And perfect for diabetics too.

quick chicken nuggets recipe


Quick chicken nuggets

Moist chicken breast chunks with a crunchy coating, these nuggets will be popular with adults and kids alike and you’ll know exactly what’s in them!


Meatball subs

Saucy meatballs subs served with leafy greens in soft bread rolls are just the thing for getting you through to the afternoon.


Karaage chicken with Sriracha mayonnaise

Delicious bite-sized karaage chicken with a crispy coating slathered in spicy and creamy Sriracha mayo is perhaps the best snack we’ve ever heard of! Add them to a salad for a protein boost, or serve with rice and veggies for a whole easy midweek meal.


Lemongrass beef bahn mi

Fresh and flavour-packed everyone loves a Vietnamese roll loaded with seasoned meat and veggies. These lemongrass beef bahn mi are easy to make and easy to transport, making them a work lunch you’ll look forward to tucking into.


Spicy roast salmon burrito bowl

This spicy roast salmon burrito bowl makes an ideal workday lunch loaded with bright, delicious and fresh ingredients.


Cheesymite scrolls

Australia’s answer to peanut butter and jelly – cheese and Vegemite were made for each other! And you can enjoy the best of this killer flavour combination with these tender, tasty, cheesymite scrolls.


Chilli con carne soup

Inspired by the delicious spicy, warming flavour of classic chilli, this chilli con carne soup is perfect for a midweek dinner that you can pack up and take to work for lunch the next day.


Burrito salad bowl

Mexican made healthy with this fresh and vibrant vegetarian burrito salad bowl

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