Filling the lunch boxes

A while ago we were asked to offer a post on lunch boxes. I know that in my house preparing lunch boxes keeps us very busy. The healthy options are not always the most popular with my little ones. It’s definitely a challenge to find things that are healthy, sustaining and appealing. I like to offer a bit of variety, so I am always looking for new ideas. Here is a list of 20 ideas for filling the lunch boxes.

Filling the lunch boxes

Many of you will include a sandwich and you might like to read our previous post Munch Boxes; which give some ideas for how to build a healthier sandwich. Some of these ideas may also be of interest to you:

    1. Carrot sticks and something to dip them into
    2. Cold pasta
    3. Mini sandwiches: cut them with your cookie cutters for something a bit different
    4. Sushi
    5. Hard-boiled eggs
    6. Yoghurt pots
    7. Dried fruits and seeds: cranberries, apricots, dates, prunes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
    8. Mini quiche or little pastries
    9. Fruit purees in tubes (these can even be frozen)
    10. Snap peas, mange tout or good old frozen peas
    11. Fruit bread or toast or mini muffins
    12. Plain, unsalted corn chips and a dip
    13. Chicken drumsticks or cold cooked sausages
    14. Grapes, strawberries and blueberries – or easy fruits to pack and pick at
    15. Sliced pear doesn’t seem to brown in the way that apples do
    16. Popcorn
    17. Cheese and crackers
    18. Homemade muesli bars or nut balls
    19. Tasty toast fingers
    20. Fruit or nut balls such as this no bake apricot and nut ball
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