Our quick and easy lunch box ideas are perfect for daycare, kinder or school. Browse our most popular and 'kid approved' slices, biscuits, muffins & healthy treats!
Thinking of new and exciting lunch box snacks that your kids will love can be downright exhausting!
And so, this collection of lunch box ideas is designed to take the stress out of school snack preparation.
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Lunch Box Slice Recipes
A super classic! This chocolate coconut rough is always a winner. Made with basic pantry ingredients, its quick & easy, budget friendly and tastes so good.
10 minutes prep time... basic pantry ingredients and one super delicious slice! Full of healthy oats with little bursts of chocolate chips throughout.
If you love an easy one bowl mix, make this yummy sweet loaf when strawberries are in season - or substitute with any frozen berries that you like!
With just the right amount of chewiness and crunchiness, these homemade muesli bars are a perfect lunch box energy boost or post workout snack.
Just half an hour to stock up the lunch box stash - these chocolate chip muesli bars are on high rotation in my house. Nut free, (and can be dairy free too), there's plenty of variations possible. Great for a quick and easy snack.
By making your own muesli bars, you know exactly what's in them, and they're super budget friendly too! Perfectly nut-free for school lunch boxes, or to satisfy those hungry after-school tummies.
Dried apricots and chewy oats = one super delicious lunch box slice! I'm sure you will find this a totally simple recipe to have a cheap and healthy snack right on hand.
Our most popular banana bread recipe ever! I love the crunch of raw sugar sprinkled on top, and this is such a great way to transform those ripe banana's that have been sadly overlooked.
Lunch Box Biscuits & Cookies
Here's a super simple coconut and lemon biscuit recipe, topped with a tangy lemon icing - the kids can help here with mixing and icing. Simply melt-in-your- mouth deliciousness.
Ready to enjoy in less than half an hour, and I bet you have all the ingredients at home already. Another super simple one bowl mix - let the kids go wild decorating them.
The best thing about making a batch of biscuits is that it's so quick and easy, and everyone loves a 'crunch fest'.....or 'chew fest'....or both! Oh, and the smell of biscuits baking.
If you're time poor, or like to be totally organised (like me), you will especially LOVE this recipe. Make a big batch of cookie dough, divide the dough up, vary the 'add-ins' (the recipe has loads of suggestions), bake some, and freeze the rest.
Lunch Box Muffins
Have these on rotation for lunch boxes, or a 'filler' for hungry after-school kids. You can freeze these muffins too, for an easy 'grab and go' on the run.
Yummo, these muffins stay so moist, being packed full of banana and yoghurt. Use fresh or frozen strawberries, and whatever flavoured yoghurt you like.
A hit with both little and 'big' kids - these muffins are truly scrumptious! Grated apple keeps them beautifully moist, and the oat crumble on top gives the ultimate crunch.
Here's the famous no-fail scone recipe - make them plain to enjoy with jam (and naughty cream....), or add dried sultanas or dates. Whilst they are totally the BEST warm, straight out of the oven, they can also be frozen for a quick snack to pop in to lunch boxes.
Oh my gosh, these may look complicated, but believe me they're NOT! What they are is delicious and very kid friendly! No time needed to wait around for the dough to rise, these will be ready to eat in less than half an hour.
Seriously simple, sweetened with rice malt syrup (or honey), these little treats are not only healthy, but also a hit with those fussy little eaters.....
Yes, you read right....healthy & chocolate in the same sentence...these little bliss balls are made with medjool dates, cashews, rolled oats and cacao (or cocoa) to give you a smash hit lunch box or after school treat.
Nut free, freezer friendly and super yummy! Naturally sweetened by the dates and honey, who would have thought the humble Weet-Bix could be transformed so simply into a great little lunch box treat?
Another 10 minute wonder to have these little babes on hand! Lemon and coconut just go together so well, don't they? So simple to grab a couple out of the freezer and pop into lunch boxes too.
Use whatever veggies you have on hand (just chop or grate very finely), and mix with some ham and grated cheese, these muffins are perfect for those fussy eaters (or hungry ones)!!
Lunch Box Ideas Cookbooks
Need more lunch box inspiration? Our Thermomix Lunch Box Cookbooks are just what you need.