10 More Lunchbox Ideas & Recipes!

Back to school is looming and so is our responsibility to provide daily, healthy, palatable lunches for our schoolkids! I posted 10 ideas last year here, and here are 10 more!!

This is a toasted cheese and Vegemite sandwich, make sure to cool the sandwich before packing it so it doesn’t sweat and go soggy. Tomatoes and corn, a pear, and sweet potato chips

This sandwich is chia pudding and passionfruit, one of the most popular sandwiches to date. I think it would work with any creamy spread! A banana, cherry tomatoes, strawberries and blueberries, oat cookies and coconut chips.

Chia pudding is made with 1T chia seeds & a 375g can of coconut cream. Add more chia to make it thicker, or skip the chia and just use the cream! This is FRESH passionfruit, and it worked a treat.

Hommus and cheese roll, tomato, corn and beans, a pear, a mandarin, apple, and a boiled egg.

I LOVE the Healthy Snack Company products, they’re a great way to get more legumes into the kiddies and are packaged like a treat! This lunch is a banana, roasted chick peas, and cream cheese and sultana wrap, tomato, sultanas and pumpkin seeds, bliss balls with cinnamon, carrot and celery sticks.

I made these patties with sweet potato and tuna then used ground sunflower, pumpkin, and linseeds instead of breadcrumbs. They need salt to make them YUMMY so use Himalayan rock salt. Egg pancake wrap, cherry tomatoes, coconut rolls, and bliss balls made with oats, cinnamon, and orange zest.

Peach and pear, Tahini and sultana wrap, kiwi fruit, cherry tomatoes and carrot.

French toast for lunch! I used cinnamon but held off on the syrup. Make sure you cool the toast completely before packing it. This is a great way to use old bread that is very very tasty too! Tomatoes and celery, kiwi fruit, and a fruit and oat slice. The slice was made using porridge, copious dried fruit, sunflower seeds, and spices. Literally just added everything to a bowl then baked it until it was solid (no measuring, wing it!)

Pizza bread made with regular toast, tomato paste, mozzarella, and broccoli. Celery sticks, tomato, mandarin, coconut rolls from Aldi.

Sugar-free pikelets with grated apple and nutmeg, banana chips, BBQ pea chips, tomatoes and blueberries, red grapes, and a tiny green apple!

Dark bread roll with honey, coconut oil, and desiccated coconut, a cheese stick, carrot sticks, a mandarin, green grapes and tomato, strawberries and a boiled egg.

Basically, when packing a lunchbox, i am trying to mentally tick these boxes:

  • Fruit (fresh where possible)
  • Vegetable (fresh where possible)
  • Carbs/Grain
  • Protein

They are not always evenly distributed, and i am not always successful, but that it the goal! Also, i am aware that every one of these ideas has tomato, and not every kids will eat them. I like cherry tomatoes because they keep well and are so bloody healthy! I will be packing them until Evie stops eating them! I tend not to pack meat, except the occasional sausage, because we often have meat at dinner and i think that a plant-based diet is healthier.

Bliss balls recipe:

  • 1 C dates
  • 1 C seeds, coconut, & oats (or a third a cup of each, mix it to taste)
  • 1 T spices (chose your favourite!)Method:
  • Blend them up, roll in sesame seeds or desiccated coconut, refrigerate!

Pikelet recipe:

  • 1 C any kind of SR flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C grated or mashed fruit (for savoury, pumpkin and canned tuna or chicken work well)
  • Milk (any kind) until the consistency is smooth (we use a bar mix, and add and blend until it’s thick but runny)
  • Spices (very important when you’re not using sugar! cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and fruit zest work well with sweet pikelets. Cumin, tumeric, and rosemary work well with savoury)Method:
  • Blend it up
  • Use coconut oil in your fry pan, one large spoonful makes a good size pikelet
  • Flip when you see the bubbles
  • Cool completely before adding to lunchbox
  • Freeze any leftovers.

Tuna Patty recipe:

  • 1 Sweet potato, steamed
  • 1 potato, steamed
  • 95g can of tuna, salmon, or chicken
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 T rosemary (optional)Crumbs:
  • 1/3 C sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 C linseeds
  • 1/3 C oats or pumpkin seeds
  • salt and pepper to tasteMethod:
  • Blend up the crumbs and put in a container
  • Mash everything else
  • Roll into balls and flatten on frypan (use coconut oil to cook)
  • Flip when brown
  • Make sure they’re completely cooled before adding to lunchbox.

Be sure to follow @intoyousfs on Instagram or Facebook for almost-daily ideas during school term!

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