If you need to pack a lunch box for your child it can be hard to get out of the ‘Vegemite sandwich and a banana’ rut.
Kids love variety and so packing something new in the lunch box regularly will keep them interested.
Try some of our healthy eating ideas here, we’ve got stacks of them!
Lose Baby Weight - Healthy Kids Lunchbox IdeasWhy not pack yourself a lunchbox too so that you never have an excuse not to follow your healthy eating plan?

Something sweet

Lose Baby Weight - Healthy Fruit Kebab

Something fresh

  • Carrot sticks with dip
  • Celery batons
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Chunks of cucumber
  • Capsicum strips
  • Green beans
  • Raw snow peas
  • Baked sweet potato pieces
  • Small corn on the cob

Lose Baby Weight - Healthy Tzatziki

Something filling

  • Leftover brown rice
  • Leftover wholegrain pasta
  • Wholemeal pita pocket

Protein packed


Something special


Some general lunch box tips:

  1. Try to avoid processed foods such as chips, popcorn, biscuits and muesli bars. These contain more sugar than the little ones need, as well as preservatives, additives and colourings that can do more harm than good.
  2. Each week or fortnight, do a big bake up of healthy muffins or sweet breads that you can freeze in individual portions. Then just pop them in the lunchbox the night before to defrost in time for morning tea.
  3. If you are going for a sandwich option, try to use wholemeal or grainy bread rather than white bread. It offers a slower release of energy for kids.
  4. Always remember the water – kids need to stay hydrated and water is the very best option. Juice is nice as a rare treat but when the fibre is removed from the fruit (by juicing it) it makes the juice very high in sugar and low in nutritional benefit. Whole fruit is always best.
  5. Get into the habit of cooking extra when you are making dinner or afternoon tea. Use the leftovers to pop in the lunchbox.

Want more kids recipes? Get our Healthy Kids Recipe Book here

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