10 healthy lunch box recipes they will actually eat

Do you painstakingly fill lunch boxes with healthy foods only to have them come back… uneaten? Say goodbye to half-eaten lunches with these great recipes. Not only do they taste delicious – they’re also healthy and easy to make. Kids will get a lunch they’ll love – and you can be happy too, knowing that they’re not filling up on junk food.

Healthy lunch box idea: Cheese and zucchini scones recipe

Scones offer a tasty alternative to sandwiches – and these scones are an even more nutritious version, with cheese and zucchini included in the mixture. Just stuff the scones with your usual fillings, and you have a healthy lunch with little effort. And did we mention that they taste delicious too?

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Healthy lunch box idea: Chicken wraps recipe

Low-fat, quick to make, nutritious, tasty – these chicken wraps may just be the perfect school lunch option. Just as well too, because after discovering these wraps in their lunch box, your kids will demand them every week.

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Healthy lunch box idea: Corn pikelets recipe

These wholemeal corn pikelets will jazz up any lunch box.  Whether they’re for recess or the main event, these fibre-rich pikelets taste great, and give children the energy they need to power through the school day.

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Healthy lunch box idea: Mini pita pizzas recipe

Few lunch box options will get the reaction that these mini pita pizzas will. These pizzas are the perfect size for little tummies, are totally customisable, dead easy to make, fibre-rich and completely delicious. What more can you ask for?

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Healthy lunch box idea: Vegetable and chicken sausage rolls recipe


Hot or cold, these chicken and vegetable sausage rolls will disappear out of the lunch box in minutes. Deceptively nutritious, these sausage rolls combine kid-friendly flavours with hidden vegetables, protein, fibre – and even omega-3. Beat that for a healthy school lunch.

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Healthy lunch box idea: Macaroni with spicy mince recipe


Leftover pasta from dinner the night before makes a great lunch box filler. Just pop it into a container, grate a little cheese on top, pack a fork, and you have lunch all ready to go. Easy.

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Healthy lunch box idea: Vietnamese rice paper rolls recipe

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are a guaranteed lunch box fave with kids who like a little taste of Asian flavours. They’re fast to make and full of fresh vegetables – and packed with a little ice pack, they’ll stand up to hours in the lunch box.

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Healthy lunch box idea: Wholemeal bread rolls recipe


Why buy rolls when you can make them? Sure, they’re a little more work than pulling out a bag of store-bought rolls but when you taste these crusty rolls, you’ll be pleased that you made the effort. Made with wholemeal flour, linseed and bran, homemade wholemeal rolls will make the most of your child’s favourite fillings.

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Healthy lunch box idea: Cheese and vegemite scrolls recipe


Scrolls mean lunch box victory every time, and these vegemite and cheese scrolls are no exception. While this recipe is a touch on the cheesy side, it’s boosted with the fibre of wholemeal flour and goodness of B12. Yummo.

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