If you want to ensure full tummies and empty lunchboxes, try some of our ideas here that are sure to please little ones.
A great tip to help keep lunchboxes interesting is to cook up a bit more dinner than you need, and then use the leftovers for lunch. Many foods like sausages, drumsticks and pizzas taste great cold and are very kid friendly.
Thai Style Sausage Rolls
You can even store these in the freezer so you’ll always have a lunch option to hand.
Yoghurt dip with apple
This is a fun way to entice the kids to get some fruit and calcium in the one healthy package.
Dijon Herb Chicken Drumsticks
Simply marinate, then bake in the oven for a healthy dinner. Make extra as this tastes great cold the next day for lunch.
Hand held veggies
Why not try corn on the cob, steamed green beans, crisp fresh snow peas, or carrot and cucumber sticks.
English Muffin Mini Pizza
Leftover pizza is the best and the kids will love opening their lunchbox to find these.
Cheese and crackers
There’s no need to buy pre packed cheese ‘dip’ which has very little in the way of real cheese inside. Just cut some cubes from your block of cheese at home and pop in a tub with some wholegrain crackers for a great morning tea option.
Cucumber Cream Cheese Pinwheels
With just three ingredients, this lunch takes no time at all to pull together
Chicken & Sausage Kebabs
Having a BBQ for dinner? Make a few extras and these will be a welcome sight in the lunchbox the next day.