22 Fast & Simple Lunch Box Recipes (kid-approved!)

Now is the perfect time for some fast & simple lunch box recipes! There’s something sweet, something savoury, something healthy and something a little bit naughty… so pretty much, there’s something for everyone!

A collage of lunch box ideas on the cover of a recipe book

SWEET LUNCH BOX RECIPES

LUNCH BOX COOKIES & BISCUITS RECIPES

Fill up the cookie jar with a batch of yummy biscuits!

A close up of pale cookies with jam in the centre

Jam Drops – these classic biscuits are always a favourite!

A close up of Anzac biscuits made with rolled oats on an orange plate with white dots

ANZAC Biscuits – you can’t go wrong with a batch of ANZACS!

A close up of yo-yo\'s sandwiched together with pale pink icing

YoYo Biscuits – melt-in-your-mouth goodness…

A close up of a chocolate chip cookie, with a plate of cookies in the background

Chocolate Chip Cookies – the classic!

Lunch Box Slice Recipes

Or perhaps a quick and easy slice is more your thing… in which case, you should definitely make these ones!!!

Slices of apricot oat slice served on a patterned plate

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice – a yummy snack!

A scattering of chocolate chips around squares of a slice made with chocolate chips, sultanas and oats

Choc Chip, Sultana & Oat Slice – this one is always a favourite!

A pile of chewy homemade muesli bars

Soft & Chewy Homemade Muesli Bars – the BEST muesli bars ever!

(these muesli bars are not suitable for nut-free schools, but they make a great after school snack!)

Three squares of a chocolate and coconut slice sprinkled with desiccated coconut

Chocolate Coconut Slice – most popular recipe!

Three pieces of healthy coco-pop bars served on a blue and white plate

Healthier Coco-Pop Bars – a healthier take on a store-bought treat

Nine pieces of a chocolate slice with chocolate frosting and a Freckle lolly on top, lined up on a bench

Chocolate Weet-Bix Slice – deliciously simple!

FRUITY LUNCH BOX RECIPES

Feeling fruity? These yummy recipes will help to use up any leftover fruit you have!

Slices of a dark chocolate banana bread with chocolate chips on top, served in a dish lined with a pink tea towel

Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf – this is the BEST way to use up any ripe bananas you have!

A jar of chia pudding, with Berry and Vanilla and a strawberry on the right.

Vanilla Berry Chia Pods – a great alternative to a tub of yoghurt

A close up of a muffin with sugar sprinkled on top

ABCD Muffins – these muffins were so popular they were featured in Super Food Ideas Magazine!

SAVOURY LUNCH BOX RECIPES

Move over boring old sandwiches! These yummy savoury recipes make the perfect lunchbox filler…

A close up of a savoury muffin split to reveal a filling of zucchini and ham

Zucchini & Ham Muffins – simple and yum!

Pieces of sushi made with quinoa on a white plate

Quinoa Sushi – the perfect alternative to a sandwich

Three baked cheesymite scrolls on a bench

Cheesymite Scrolls – make a big batch on the weekend and store any leftovers in the freezer

Mini quiches made with ham and corn on a wooden board

Ham & Corn Mini Quiches – equally as delicious served warm or cold

A stack of fritters on a square white plate, with a dollop of sour cream and chives on top and a bowl of dipping sauce nearby

Cheesy Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Zucchini Fritters – a great way to smuggle in some vegetables!

A zucchini slice baked in a white rectangular dish, with one piece cut and sitting on top

Zucchini Slice – the classic and the best!

A close up of baked sausage rolls made with chicken and vegetables and sprinkled with poppy seeds

Chicken & Vegetable Sausage Rolls or my easy Homemade Sausage Rolls

What yummy things do you like to put into your little ones lunchbox?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments
  1. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers says:

    These are great, I have to make some scrolls this weekend I think. Pinning this too! x

  2. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts says:

    Oooh I like the look of both of those savoury muffins.
    Great for lunch boxes but also for a grab and go breakfast.
    Yum x

  3. Gretta {Mumma Plus Three} says:

    This is a great post Lucy. I’m always looking for new lunchbox inspiration 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you Gretta xx

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