It’s back to school after the holidays and I’m looking for some lunchbox inspiration. In one week alone I make 20 lunchboxes, so I’m constantly on the lookout for new recipes and ideas to keep up variety for the kids.

Here are 10 recipes that have already been tried and tested by real Mums, you can’t go wrong.

Pizza scrolls – make vegemite and cheese ones too, easy and kids love them

Apple and raspberry muffins – easy and delicious.
Pikelets – a winner in my house.
Muesli bars – a healthier alternative to the bought ones.
Choc chip biscuits – easy and the kids will love them.
Apple balls – healthy and tasty.
Sweet potato chips – these are so delicious and crunchy.
Mini quiches – use the kids favourite fillings.
Zucchini slice – a winner in my house.
Chocolate balls – sugar and nut free and delicious.

What do your kids like in their lunchbox? Please add comment below.

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  • cheese, fruit, crackers, a sandwich, home made muesli bar. Fruit salads are great


  • Thanks for this reminder, I need to make some more zucchini slice and mini quiches in the school holidays ready for term 3.


  • Great ideas. I love the pikelets and scrolls.


  • If only I could get my daughter to even try half of this stuff! for her, its either fried rice or jam sandwiches. If i give her something else, it comes back home again.


  • Goodness me, I don’t think it needs to be this complicated.
    A salad of snow peas, carrot, cucumber, celery with a chicken drumstick.
    An apple.
    A home made jelly or home made yogurt.

    Done. Real whole food is the key.


  • I wish I could get my kids to eat zucchini slice!


  • What a fantastic list. Thank you


  • Thanks for the list of lunch recipes, some good ideas for the lunch boxes.


  • Some great ideas here.
    I love the Muesli Bars! My boys love them but I find the majority that claim to be healthy are still loaded with sugar.
    We do include fruit but I like the idea of changing it up a bit by making fruit muffins for something different.
    Thanks for some great ideas!


  • Some good ideas here. My kids tend to get sandwiches and fruit and cheese. Probably time for a bit of variety!


  • thanks for compiling this list, my kids have had fairy bread all this week as I was just lacking in planning and ideas – oh well next week is a new week I am going to start of using these examples so thank you


  • Mini quiche’s are delicious for lunch and you can use your left-over’s as well!


  • What great ideas!!!! I’ve bookmarked this page.


  • I don’t do school lunches anymore, these look so tasty tho, I think I’ll make some of them for myself. I used to make a few of these when my kids had lunchbox food, but there’s a couple of new ones I’ll definitely try


  • I guess I’m lucky. My daughter wants the same sandwich (cheese and tomato) every day.

    • For lunch I also give the same sandwiches to my daughter every day. If they like it, why not? :-)


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