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What to put in a lunch box when you have no inspiration

24 June, 2021

Two girls eating apples
Sometimes, the lunch box inspiration tank just runs dry. For those moments, having this blog post bookmarked will get you out of your rut! Here are ten of our fool-proof lunch box recipes.

If you haven’t tasted pinwheels before, first of all: HOW? Second of all: this recipe is a great place to start.
Get cooking

Veggie sticks and dip
Whether carrots, capsicum or celery are your preferred vegetable sticks, you’ll find the dip to pair them with in the below listing.
Find the perfect dip

Breakfast muffins
These ones are perfect for two reasons: one, they’re a perfect ‘grab and go’ meal for the morning rush; and two, they can be popped into a lunch box or an insulated food jar for school lunch.
Here are 10 recipes

Lettuce wraps
No bread? No problem! Lettuce wraps are a healthy alternative that the children will love. You can fill them with just about anything – tuna, chicken, falafels… you name it! If they push back, just tell them they’re lettuce burritos…

We looooove pikelets. How could you not? There are so many combinations you can try to spice them up, and this list of recipes is a great place to find inspiration.
Get inspired

Pasta salad
If you ask us, pasta salads are just a way to serve pasta cold – and we’re definitely not complaining. There are so many great recipes online, but this one will be on high rotation in your household.
Give it a go

Yoghurt bark
Okay, so it’s not the chocolate version, but this yoghurt substitute is equally delicious and lunch box friendly. Score!
Have a crack

Cheese and crackers (with a twist!)
We know: cheese and crackers aren’t exactly inspired. But, with a fun food cutter, you can easily cut cheese into fun shapes to jazz up any lunch box!

Fried rice
If you’re looking for an easy, healthy, substantial meal to fill your children’s lunch box with, you can’t go past fried rice. This recipe is one of our go-tos.
Make it here

Mini pizzas
What child wouldn’t want to open their lunch box and find pizza inside?! These pizza bites are easy to customise based on your children’s tastes, and pretty healthy, too.
Get cooking

For some more ideas, read our ’10 twists on a sandwich’ blog!


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