The Lunchbox Recipe Roundup

In need of inspiration for lunchboxes that your kids will love, and is good for them?

We’ve rounded up 20 of the best recipes that are easy to fit in a backpack, delicious and full of all the good stuff! Make extra to take for your work lunch too. We’ve kept recipes featuring nuts to a minimum for nut-free schools. If a nut item is not essential to the recipe, feel free to omit.


lemon-oatmeal-cookiesLemon Oatmeal Cookies


Everybody loves snacks! These are easy, healthy snacks – perfect for busy bodies or yummy after school eats.

Homemade fruit rolls
Wait, healthy roll-ups? Sign us up for these nostalgic favourites

Lemon Oatmeal Cookies
With oats for for slow-burning energy, only a touch of honey to sweeten, you will not feel bad for tucking into these tasty treats.

Ginger Carrot Cupcakes
A sweet treat that’s both delicious and nutritious! We love nothing more than creating a snack to satisfy and also contribute to your daily nutrient intake.
Substitute the almond meal for flour of choice if needing nut-free.

Maca Chocolate Cups
Gluten-free and delightfully chocolatey, enjoy this healthy raw dessert that requires minimal effort.

Granola Breakfast Bars
The ideal breakfast or snack for people on the go! These nutrition packed granola breakfast bars are simple, quick and easy; perfect for those who don’t have time to sit down in the morning and enjoy a long breakfast.

Super Healthy Muesli Bars
With a hint of chocolate, these delicious muesli bars are packed with all right nutrients, including fibre, antioxidants.

Popcorn Bars
Popcorn bars don’t have to be full of added sugar – try this healthy version packed with nuts and dried fruit!


RED-VELVET-CUPCAKES-1Red Velvet Cupcakes

Morning tea favourites

Once the first round of classes are over, we want to give the kids some awesome brain-food with some natural sugars to get them through to lunchtime. 

Maca, Walnut & Banana Loaf
This super quick and easy loaf is the perfect snack for anyone in the family, with no nasty ingredients, it’s bound to be your go-to. Packed with sweet bananas, maca powder and healthy fats guaranteed to tick all the boxes.

Quinoa & Chia Loaf
Unlike traditional loaves it is protein and nutrient rich – This recipe is super simple, with a little preparation and a great way to avoid all the nasties of regular store bought loaves!

Carrot & Honey Sweet Bread
The earthy taste of carrot combined with some attitude from the all spice, and a little sweetness from honey, makes for a tasty loaf with a difference.

Blueberry & Coconut Slice
Blueberry jam and coconut go wonderfully together, making a delicious and delicate slice. Substitute the almond meal for flour of choice if needing nut-free.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
These red velvet cupcakes are just so pretty, and guess what? They taste just as good as they look and are full of nutritious ingredients!
Substitute the almond meal for flour of choice if needing nut-free.


Cheesy Chickpea Patties

Leftovers for the lunchbox

These recipes can also feature as a delicious dinner, make extra portions and consider lunch tomorrow sorted!

Cheesy Chickpea Patties
Made from vegetables, quinoa, chickpeas and little pockets of melted tasty cheese. Delicious! They are full of wholesome ingredients, nutrient dense, and a great source of plant-based protein.

Cauli Kale Fritters
A batch of these tasty (and easy!) spiced fritters will not last long – a great option for the entire family.

Onion, Rosemary & Feta cornbread
This feta corn bread is so tasty, versatile and quick to whip up in under one hour. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on the toppings.

Thai Curry Fresh Rice Paper Rolls
Jackfruit fills out these lunchbox favourite, & you can change the flavour to suit different tastebuds! They won’t last long!

Chicken Sweet Potato Patties
Substitute chicken for chickpeas and more vegetables such as zucchini, carrot etc or turkey for an even leaner option. Make a batch and keep in the freezer for a quick mid-week dinner of school lunches!

Crispy Pesto Chicken Strips
These tasty crispy chicken strips will blow your mind. They are so versatile. Great with some vegetables or salad for dinner, or popped in a wrap for lunch.

Gluten Free Green Pizza
Topped with veggies this vibrant coloured pizza is sure to be the next favourite or an easy lunch option. A healthy take on a much-loved favourite.

Easy Amaranth Tabbouleh
Amaranth is a good source of fiber, protein, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, along with several other important micronutrients for growing bodies.

Rest assured, your families lunches will be packed full of nutritious ingredients and all the right stuff for a fulfilling day ahead!

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