The Ultimate Lunchbox Ideas List

Struggling to find school lunch ideas? Some days, inspiration can be lacking when it comes to the packing of school (or work) lunches. Here is my master list of ideas to help with packing healthy lunches that will actually get eaten. The list is a work-in-progress and will be updated as I add new items and upload recipes.

Savoury items

Sandwiches

Rolls

Wraps

Pita pockets

Scrolls

Pinwheels

Muffins

Scones

Quiche & Savoury Slices

Fritters / savoury pikelets

Sausage Rolls

Pasties

Chicken Nuggets/Tenders/Wings/Drumsticks

Mini pizzas

Sushi

Meatballs

Salads 

Sweet Items

Cakes

Biscuits

Muffins

Slices

Custard

Bliss balls

Chia Pudding

Pancakes / Pikelets

General Items
  • Fruit
  • Fruit salad
  • Jelly
  • Yoghurt
  • Pretzels
  • Dip and crackers
  • Dip and veggie sticks
  • Veggie sticks
  • Popcorn
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts & seeds (if allowed at school)
  • Cheese
  • Cheerios / cocktail frankfurts
  • Corn chips
  • Rice Crackers
  • Hard-boiled eggs

Leftovers are another item my kids enjoy taking to school, and a warm, filling lunch is especially welcome during the winter months. Investing in some containers such as these Thermos Funtainers will allow for you to pack a wider range of foods, such as my Baked Chicken and RiceEasy Chicken Pesto Pasta, or Clear-the-Fridge Fried Rice.