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



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!


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!


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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  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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