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School lunchbox ideas

It's difficult enough to get kids to eat their lunch let alone come up with something different and interesting every day. And not all kids want to take a sandwich to school. Our recipes will give you the inspiration you need to pack filling, healthy school lunchboxes that will come home empty each day! Many can be prepared in advance and freeze well saving you precious time.

Want more delicious lunchbox inspiration? Try our easy eggy ham and cheese tarts.
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    Mini vegetable frittatas

    Add a selection of raw vegetable sticks to these bite-sized frittatas and the school lunchbox never looked or tasted so good.

    Woman's Day|

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    Corn fritters

    Crispy and golden, these savoury sweet corn fritters are brilliant served on their own with a side salad or topped with a poached egg as a nutritious weekend brunch.

    Australian Table|

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    Salmon quichettes

    If you're looking for a simple and tasty finger food to that will please a crowd, look no further than these salmon quichettes. They are delicious hot or cold and a also make a perfect after school snack.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    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.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lunchbox banana bread

    This delightfully dense banana bread is an Australian favourite for a reason. It's easy to make, tastes delicious and is perfect for a lunchbox treat.

    Woman's Day|

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    Bacon and egg pocket bread

    These quick bacon and egg pita pockets are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or quick and nutritious lunch. Packed full of goodness, these can be wrapped up in plastic and popped in a lunch box for work or school.

    Australian Table|

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    Apricot coconut slice

    For about the cost of a box of six muesli bars, you can make this delicious slice. It can be cut into individual portions, wrapped and frozen.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Choc banana muffins

    The unbeatable combination of chocolate and banana is celebrated in these delicious muffins, which are packed full of real chocolate chips. These are great to make with the kids as a weekend treat or lunchbox snack.

    Recipes Plus|

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    Healthy Lunch Box Chocolate Pots

    Want a hunger-busting snack that’s healthy, will travel, and tastes delicious to kids and adults alike? This one gets the thumbs up from everyone!

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Date, carrot and honey loaf

    Naturally sweet and perfectly fluffy, prepare this golden date, carrot and honey loaf for your family and friends. Enjoy your loaf warm, sliced and with a cup of tea any time of the day.

    Woman's Day|

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    Home-made muesli bars

    The second best part of making my own snacks is that I know exactly what goes into them - the best part is how they taste. The muesli bars in this recipe can be changed to suit any needs. I put linseed and sesame seeds in them, mostly so I can convince myself that I should eat them. Nuts are lovely, although the boys’ school, as well as many others I am sure, has a peanut ban because of serious allergies. Good additions include slivered almonds, pine nuts, choc chips or chopped apricot pieces.

    Australian Women's Weekly|