A collection of the very best freezer friendly lunch box recipes – including our most popular muesli bars, muffins, scrolls, cookies, loaves, breads and savoury snacks.
Freezer Friendly Lunch Box Snacks
Our easy and ‘kid-approved’ school snack recipes are all freezer-friendly… and perfect for doing a big freezer stock up! With lots of simple sweet and savoury options to choose from, you’ll be super organised in no time at all!
Muesli Bar Recipes
Forget the store-bought muesli bars, these homemade muesli bars are super easy to make, far healthier and taste AMAZING!
This combination lifts your classic muesli bar recipe to a higher level, and who can resist that chocolate layer on top?
Here’s one for the lunch boxes – totally nut-free! You can also mix it up with whatever dried fruit you have on hand – cranberries, raisins, dried apricots, dates….there’s heaps of variations.
Way better than store bought muesli bars as you know exactly what’s in them….perfect for that morning or mid afternoon pick-me-up!
The chocolate chips make these yummy muesli bars even tastier! Well, they’re also loaded with oats to make them the perfect little energy bar.
Lunch Box Muffin Recipes
Apple, cinnamon and oat crumble is always a winner, and this way you can grab one out of the freezer, pop it into your lunch box, and enjoy – they really are a treat!
Just one bowl and 25 minutes to have healthy and filling muffins for hungry kids! What could be easier?
So you have a couple of ripe banana’s that no-one’s going to eat, right? Add some chocolate chips and they suddenly become very, very edible!…
The crunchy top gets me every time…..such a treat. And when fresh blueberries are out of season, you can use frozen ones – they taste just as darn good!
Jazz up the classic muffin recipe with the perfectly indulgent combination of raspberries and white chocolate…….you will LOVE it!
Moist, moist, moist…..the grated apple keeps these muffins soft and moist. And the apple slices on top are a total giveaway when you’re searching the freezer for these little babes.
The ‘big kids’, as well as the ‘little kids’ love these! The banana and yoghurt keep them super moist, and the strawberries add that extra burst of flavour…….seriously, try ’em!
So no-one wants to eat the ripe banana’s….well, I call these healthy ‘cos not only are they packed with those banana’s, but they also have serious chunks of DARK chocolate – and that’s supposed to be good for you!
Follow our sweet scroll recipes to a tee… or mix and match with your own favourite fillings.
Ohhh, drool….basic ingredients turned mega dreamy! You can look like you’ve created a masterpiece in just half an hour! So yummy eaten warm, but you can also freeze to have ready to thaw and decorate another day.
The classic combination of apple and cinnamon……baked together in a round tin they make a fantastic ‘pull-apart’ bun, drizzled with sticky, sweet glaze….oh, my….
Lunch Box Biscuit Recipes
Fill up the cookie tin with so many of our favourite (and most loved) biscuit and cookie recipes. From favourites like chocolate chip cookies to yoyos and ANZACS to cornflake cookies!
You’re sure to have all the ingredients in the cupboard for these little beauties. With a dab of white chocolate and sprinkles on top, they make a perfect lunch box treat!
So we all grew up on these and all still love ’em! Quick, easy and irresistible. You can even have the uncooked dough on ‘standby’ in the freezer for when that sweet treat is needed with little prep!
Make those cornflakes popular again by whipping them into a crunchy chocolate biscuit with a dab of chocolate icing on top – try them, I guarantee they’ll be a hit!
Chewy or crunchy – they’re always popular! And so easy the kids can help (or make them themselves). A perfect lunch box or after school snack!
Ohh, these little babes are a treat, and considering they are made with staple pantry ingredients, we can all enjoy that treat. It’s the jam and buttercream filling that gets me!
OK, so another traditional ‘kiwi’ biscuit like the Afghan biscuits…..these are super easy, one bowl, basic ingredients, and super yummy……make lots…..you won’t be able to stop at eating just one!
Why does peanut butter make everything taste so darn good?? With some chocolate chips and M&M’s added, they raise these cookies to an irresistible level!
Mix and match whatever dried fruit and nuts you have here. These are chewy and moist cookies with ‘hidden’ zucchini in them. Keep some in the freezer for last minute lunch box snacks.
Lift the level of the humble cornflake…..add some pizzazz with choc chips and sultanas – it’s like breakfast in a lunch box!
Oh, one of my favourites……there’s something about the combination of sweet, creamy filling and the crumbly little bites that makes it impossible to only eat one. They’re like a total taste explosion in your mouth!
Loaves & Breads
Our sweet loaves and bread recipes make a yummy alternative to muffins in school lunch boxes. Whip them up and freeze for an easy grab and go snack.
Greek yoghurt keeps this loaf so moist, and the tang of lemon icing gives it the perfect ‘zing’…..freeze slices to pop in your lunch box as you head out the door….too easy!
Sometimes fresh strawberries are devoured as soon as they are bought, and sometimes they just sit there looking all sad and uneaten. Throw them in a yoghurt loaf to be all popular again!
Disguise those over ripe banana’s by whipping them into a fudgy chocolate loaf that the kids will just luvvvv…….you can whip a loaf out of the freezer when time is in short supply.
It really is the BEST! Maybe it’s the crunchy sugar crusted topping that gives it the edge??! Or perhaps it’s the sweet, moist loaf? Either way, it’s completely delicious!
Moist, healthy and nut-free! Can be frozen in slices for ‘grab and go’, and is a fantastic way to smuggle a few vege’s into the lunch box!
Looks good, taste’s good, is good! Naturally sweetened by honey, and kept moist with yoghurt and zucchini, this loaf is a winner for a lunch box or after school treat.
Savoury Lunch Box Snacks
And let’s not forget about yummy savoury lunch box snacks that make a great alternative to a sandwich. From scrolls to veggie slices, sausage rolls to veggie nuggets and more!
Simple ingredients and a simple recipe. These scrolls make a great variation, ‘sort of’ half way between a pizza and a bread roll!
Most kids love Vegemite, right? Well, these are great for lunchboxes and mix it up a bit from boring old Vegemite sandwiches….
Looking for a bit of variety using deli ham? Then give these scrolls a go. A welcome change for lunch boxes, and these scrolls freeze well too!
Only four ingredients – these go down a treat for fussy little eaters! Serve for dinner one night and pop the left overs in their lunch box the next day!
When zucchini’s are in season, there’s usually plenty about! The question is ‘what to do with them all?’ Bake this for easy slice for dinner, served with a salad, then freeze the rest for lunch box ‘grab and go’….
Another alternative for lunch boxes, and another way to make veg’s more appealing to fussy eaters (especially if they help to make them). Always good with a bowl of soup too!
OK, so we all like pastry, don’t we? These crispy little mouthfuls are always popular. Make a huge batch of them to freeze for when time is in short supply!
A variation on the classic ‘meat’ sausage roll, disguise a few finely grated vegetables such as zucchini and carrot with chicken mince for a change – they will go down just as well!
101 Lunch Box Snacks + FREE Printable
For more yummy and easy lunch box recipes, check out our list of 115 lunch box snacks (and print out your free printable!).
For more great lunch box recipes, check out our Thermomix Lunch Box Cookbooks!
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