Kids lunch box ideas

Choosing what to put in your kids lunch box is no easy task. I have trialed many things over the years – trying to get that balance that we all aim for. What I choose to put in my child’s lunch box needs to be:

  • Quick and easy to make or readily available to buylunch box2
  • Either gluten free or made with organic flour
  • Preservative and colour free
  • Nutritious
  • And most importantly my children have to like it!

Lunch box ideas seems to come up in conversation a LOT, so I thought I would share my favourite lunch box ideas with you:

  • Plain salted popcorn
  • Greek yoghurt with honey or 100% maple syrup
  • Pizza Scrolls
  • Flat bread rolls filled with salad, preservative free meat and cheese (check for preservatives in the ingredients)
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Preservative free ham or cold meat and cheese (can be packed into separate containers – add another container with organic corn chips for a balanced lunch instead of a sandwich)
  • Meat balls or rissoles (can be made with gluten free flour and are great to give as lunch if you have some left from dinner the night before)
  • Organic dried fruit (naturally high in sugar, so you might have to trial whether your child is affected by this)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable sticks
  • Choc-mint Bean Brownies (recipe here)
  • Sugar free cupcakes and muffins (recipe here)
  • Smoothies (kids tend to love our Banana Protein Smoothie)
  • Gluten free pasta with homemade tomato and vegetable sauce (can be frozen in batches and sent hot in a thermos)
  • Cheesy Pikelets made with organic flour
  • Nut-free protein balls (recipe here)