School Lunch Box Ideas

Coming up with school lunch box ideas that are healthy, tasty and easy for your child to eat is DEFENIETLY a challenge we as parents/caregivers face. Whether your kids have been at school for a few years now or your little one is starting prep, we've got some great lunch box ideas for you to ensure that they (hopefully) come home with an empty lunch box at the end of every day. Don't forget, you know your child best so tailor these recipes to suit you and your child's lifestyle and eating habits.

MONDAY: Premade Toasties – Make these the night before or morning of and wrap in foil

Ingredients:

  • Bread - Wholegrain, seeds, white or Gluten Free
  • Cheese
  • Veggies
  • Meats/protein

 

TUESDAY: PASTA SALAD - great cold and can be made in bulk

Ingredients:

  • Cooked pasta
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Any other veggies you can sneak in

How to make:

  1. Cook pasta
  2. Add olive oil
  3. Add veggies and eat as a cold salad

 

Wednesday: Zucchini slice
Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Self-raising flour, sifted
  • Zucchini
  • 1 large onion
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable oil

How to make:

  1. Wash and prepare Zucchini by grating it
  2. Beat eggs and add flour and oil to a bowl, then add grated Zucchini and Cheese
  3. Grease and line a baking tray
  4. Pour in mixture
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through

 

THURSDAY: Rice Paper Rolls

Ingredients:

  • Rice paper rolls
  • Tofu
  • Thin rice noodles
  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Purple cabbage
  • Peanut sauce

How to make:

  1. Wash and prepare all veggies
  2. Cook tofu to your liking
  3. Soak thin rice noodles in hot water
  4. Add ingredients to your rice paper (easiest when they’re added to the middle of the roll)
  5. Fold in the sides of the rice paper and roll
  6. Dip in any prepared sauce and enjoy!

 

FRIDAY: Something FUN

  • Lunch order
  • Leftovers in a thermos to keep it hot
  • Pancakes

               

We hope you've enjoyed these recipes and are now inspired to prepare healthy, tasty and filling lunches. Remember, be creative, put your own spin on these recipes and if all else fails, leftovers make a great lunch the next day. Enjoy and we wish your little one the best for the school year ahead.