Lunch Box Food Ideas
I’ve tried a lot, a lot, a lot of different things in the lunch box over the years, and I’m still discovering different ways to (easily) include simple and nutritious foods. Over the past couple of weeks, I compiled a list of all the things I could think of. Not all my kids will eat everything on this list, but it’s so handy to have a reference point for inspiration. You can find all the lunch box ideas on the blog here, or read about my lunch box system here.
There’s well over 100 food ideas here and if you want a cute printable to stick on the fridge, just press the image below for the PDF file or click here: Lunch Box Food Ideas.
corn on the cob
raw button mushroom
beans (steamed slightly)
veggie chips: beetroot, sweet potato, potato, zucchini
baby spinach salad
tin fruit (drained)
melon pieces: watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew melon
dried fruit: sultanas, raisins, pear, peach, apricot, figs, dates, banana
sweet muffin: blueberry, coconut, apple, choc chip
corn & cheese muffins
hot cross buns
mini banana pancake
date loaf slice
leftover dinner meat
cold BBQ chicken
deli meat – ham, turkey, salami, roast beef, chicken
hard boiled egg
packaged cheese: cheese fingers, string cheese, cheese rounds
English muffin pizzas
left over pizza
pita bread chips
toasted cheese sandwich
large crackers with spread
kidney bean dip
Hot/Cold Thermos Foods
pasta in sauce
freshly squeezed juices
- A little lemon or pineapple juice stops apple, pear and avocado turning brown.
- Use a rubber band to hold wraps together.
- Draw on banana skin with a toothpick. It will darken to reveal the message or picture at lunchtime.
- Food picks are cute and are great for finger food.
- Draw a fun design on baking paper and wrap sandwiches
- Write a little note for the kids to find in the lunch box.
- Silicone muffin cases are great for separating food in the lunchbox.