101 ideas for healthy school lunch boxes

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I confess. I’m stuck for school lunch box ideas. Yes, I know it’s the beginning of the school year and inspiration should be at an all-time high … but what can I say? Beyond a Vegemite sandwich, an apple and a muesli bar, that lunch box is looking pretty sad.

Even I can’t fake any level of excitement by my (let’s be honest, humble) offering. And I already know how thrilled my son is going to be when he sees what’s on offer.

So the team at Babyology put our heads together to come up with 100 fresh and healthy new ideas for the school lunch box and now we’re sharing it with you. And we’ve kept it allergy-friendly too, so no peanut butter in sight!

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18 super sandwich fillers

  1. Vegemite and cheese
  2. Bacon, lettuce and tomato
  3. Salmon, avocado and cream cheese
  4. Turkey and cranberry sauce
  5. Banana and honey
  6. Grated apple and sultanas
  7. Nutella and banana
  8. Roast chicken and avocado
  9. Chicken and pesto
  10. Tuna, corn and mayo
  11. Egg salad
  12. Hommus and ham
  13. Pastrami and pickles
  14. Mustard, ham and cheese
  15. Roast beef and Dijon mustard
  16. Avocado and cheese
  17. Tuna, mayo and lettuce
  18. Bacon and egg 

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21 snazzy sandwich alternatives

  1. Banana pancakes
  2. Mini pizzas
  3. Potato salad
  4. Cheese, deli meat and crackers
  5. Cheese, cucumber, grape tomato and pepperoni stick kebabs
  6. Ham and cheese croissants
  7. Veggie spring rolls
  8. Chicken and tomato sauce quesadillas
  9. Banana and Nutella wraps
  10. Bagel with cream cheese
  11. Quinoa pikelets
  12. Breadsticks with dipping sauce
  13. Rice salad
  14. Pasta salad
  15. Raisin bagel with butter
  16. Chicken and pesto wraps
  17. Cucumber and cream cheese sushi
  18. Veggie tacos
  19. Zucchini and cream cheese balls
  20. Tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa
  21. Chicken, avocado and cream cheese wraps

Ham and cheese scrolls - feature

11 savoury delights

  1. Savoury muffins
  2. Mini quiche
  3. Cheesy damper scones
  4. Feta and spinach triangles
  5. Cheese and Vegemite scrolls
  6. Mini sausage rolls
  7. Homemade chicken nuggets with sweet chilli sauce
  8. Pizza scrolls
  9. Mini meatballs and dipping sauce
  10. Twiggy sticks
  11. Stuffed pita bread

No-bake muesli bars recipe - feature

24 snacks on the side

  1. Homemade no-bake muesli bars
  2. Popcorn
  3. Yoghurt
  4. Hot cross bun with butter
  5. Veggie or fruit chips
  6. Sultanas in cottage cheese
  7. Banana bread
  8. Zucchini bread
  9. Zucchini slice
  10. Protein balls
  11. Apricot bliss balls
  12. Roasted chickpeas
  13. Boiled egg
  14. Cheese straws
  15. Oven-baked pita bread with dip
  16. Babybel cheese
  17. Trail mix
  18. Pretzel sticks
  19. Homemade fruit leathers
  20. Mini muffins
  21. Roasted pumpkin seeds
  22. Rice pudding
  23. Apple sauce
  24. Fruit cake

Apple chips recipe - feature

20 fresh fruit and veggie snacks

  1. Apple chips
  2. Watermelon pizza with feta
  3. Kale chips
  4. Edamame with a dash of salt
  5. Sugar, snow or snap peas
  6. Greek salad – cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber, red onion drizzled in olive oil
  7. Carrot sticks and hummus
  8. Celery stop lights – celery with cream cheese and Smarties
  9. Rice crackers and avocado
  10. Dried pineapple rings
  11. Seed butter and sultana celery sticks
  12. Fresh fruit kebab
  13. Frozen berries with yoghurt dip
  14. Cucumber sticks and tzatziki
  15. Melon with cottage cheese
  16. Strawberries with hazelnut sauce
  17. Dried mango slices
  18. Apple slinkies
  19. Dried banana, apricot and sultana medley
  20. Blueberry or grape butterflies

ANZAC biscuits recipe

7 sweet treats (for every so often)

  1. Anzac bickies
  2. Jam drops
  3. Fairy bread
  4. Milo balls
  5. Rice Bubble squares
  6. Honey joys
  7. Chocolate mousse


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