Filling and Fuelling Lunch Box Ideas

Feb 9, 2024

In this blog post I have compiled a list of some of my favourite lunch box ideas. Perfect for the kids going back to school.

Okay so let’s start of with more of MY favourite recipes.

Pineapple and Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing

This recipe is perfect for the lunch boxes. Just don’t ice them. Still super tasty and no mess!

These are the perfect mouthful of fresh and sweet – and you don’t need a heap of seasonal ingredients to make them!

Fruit Leather

Another recipe of mine perfect for the children’s lunch boxes are these fruit leathers. You don’t need a dehydrator – you’re oven will simply do!

A great homemade fruit leather snack for your child’s lunch box.”

A Greek Lunchbox

This recipe is from my gorgeous friend Jana. She always has super practical and yummy food ideas.

“I love to meal prep and these Greek Lunch Boxes have a simple Greek salad, hummus and pita. Tasty as! Perfect to make in bulk to meal prep.

Mini Crustless Quiches

My friend Anna from ‘Just a Mum’ does it again with a fun fuelling recipe.

I love easy recipes and it does not get much easier than this one, perfect for lunch boxes, or an easy snack or brunch!

Homemade Muesli Bars

This is super versatile recipe is from my friend Laura.

This super easy recipe for 6 ingredient, one bowl no bake homemade muesli bars is going to be your kids new favourite snack! Perfect for lunchboxes, they only take 10 minutes to make!

Spring Pesto Pasta Salad

Imagine this in a little stainless steel lunchbox being eaten on a school bench seat. Yum! So tasty Vanya!

A zesty and fresh Pesto Pasta Salad made from pasta, peas, spring onion, cherry tomatoes and zingy lemon. All of these beautiful ingredients coated in a creamy pesto dressing. A wonderful pasta salad to share.

Healthy Almond, Oat and Date Balls

A recipe from Lucy at ‘Bake, Play Smile’

These deliciously healthy Almond, Oat & Date Balls are the perfect mid-afternoon ‘pick-me-up’ or post-workout energy boost. No-bake, 10 minutes prep time and just 6 ingredients!”

Popcorn Bars

As a mum of four with a background in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Stacey from ‘My Kids lick the Bowl’ know’s all to well that sometimes meal times can be stressful and that when it comes to their nutrition journey, not all kids are the same even when they grow up in the same family

“Do you know what is better than popcorn, popcorn bars. I love making homemade lunch box snacks for my kids, these yummy popcorn bars have been a real favourite lately.”

Sushi Sandwich

New World supermarkets has a great range of kid friendly lunch box ideas.

Make lunchtimes fun with this quirky twist (or roll) on sushi“.

Peanut Butter and Jam Protein Smoothie

Sally McKenney is a professional food photographer, cookbook author, and baker. Her kitchen-tested recipes and thorough step-by-step tutorials give readers the knowledge and confidence to bake from scratch. 

A thick, creamy, healthy smoothie reminiscent of your favorite childhood sandwich. With 23 grams of pure protein, it will keep you full for hours”.

I like to put smoothies into reusable pouches for the children to take to school. Simply just wash and reuse. Easy!

Marmite Popcorn

Any recipe of Jamie Oliver’s is always going to be a success.

“This tastes just like buttery Marmite on toast. If you usually spread your Marmite thickly, go for the full two teaspoons – or even more if you’re a real fiend. ”