We all know homemade food is usually healthier than the expensive highly processed products that are heavily marketed for our kids lunchboxes. 

We have created a range of healthy, cheap and tasty lunchbox recipes that can be made ahead ready to pop in the lunchbox on those busy weekday mornings.

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Crispy chickpeas

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Pita crisps


Basic muffin


Basic pikelets

Muesli slice

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Banana bread


Savoury scrolls

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Bocconcini bites

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Apricot bites

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Choc balls

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Ants on a log

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Cheesy pull apart

Sandwiches and salads

There are loads of sandwich and salad combos to choose from. Here are a selection of our favorites.

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Egg & lettuce sandwich

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Cous cous salad

Tuna wrap

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Sandwich sushi

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Tuna & four bean salad

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Ham and salad pocket

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Chicken & avo wrap

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Balsamic bean salad

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Pizza jaffle

Left-overs for lunchboxes

If sandwiches or salads are not going to tempt your child's taste buds then try a recipe that provides enough leftovers to pop in the lunchbox for the next day. Here are our some of our favourite "leftovers for lunchbox" dishes.  

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Roast pumpkin frittata

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Mini meatballs

Zucchini slice

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Corn fritters

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Mini quiches

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Thai chicken meatballs

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Chicken nuggets

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Rice paper rolls

Noodle cakes

Need more inspiration?

The Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council have created a bunch of lunchbox sandwich, wrap and roll recipes that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. 

Looking for more sandwich alternatives? The Cancer Council have come up with plenty of sandwich alternative recipes and lunchbox combos.





Sandwich ideas
Sandwich alternatives
Lunchbox combos
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