I know, it’s that time of year again. Where we have to come up with ideas for packing kids’ school lunchboxes. With stuff they’ll actually eat.
I can’t really complain, my girls have been at a place all last year that provided lunch and it was a huge relief not to have to worry about it. On the flip side, neither of my kids ate anything that was served the whole year, so they had sandwiches instead. I would have very much liked to send them with something else I know they would eat, but we aren’t allowed.
Now that Bigs is about to start kinder, I’m corralling all the things I used to pop in her tiny bags and boxes many moons ago and getting ahead for the new school year. I’m SO excited for her, but I’m also a little sad. There’ll be plenty of school holidays to squeeze my kid til she squeaks, and part of parenting is letting go, right?
And feeding them, of course.
I hope your littlies like them too!
School Lunchbox Ideas: Savoury
Vegetarian Sausage Rolls – freeze them in their unbaked state and bake a few the night before.
This lemony, potatoey take on a traditional fish cake is just about the best thing ever.
Greek-style Risoni Salad that is excellent made in advance and popped into little containers. Gotta love those bocconcini balls!
Three-Ingredient Wholewheat Cheese Crackers. SO ADDICTIVE.
Can’t resist these veggie-packed (but slightly sweet thanks to the pumpkin) Quinoa Bites. Excellent with a little pot of chutney for dipping.
Spinach and Cheese Rolls are super-simple, made from stuff you’d normally have on hand, and can be made in advance and frozen.
Yes, focaccia! It’s easy and you can put great stuff on it. Hearty enough for a lunchbox and a welcome change from sandwiches.
Spinach and Feta Savoury Muffins with delicious little bits of semi-dried tomato.
Super-easy but super-full-of-flavour corn fritters
Roasted pumpkin hommus served with little bits of homemade bread, crackers, or breadsticks.
Hidden Veggie Pizza Scrolls – tastes like a cheesy pizza scroll, but with homemade tomato sauce packed with veggies.
rice paper rolls. I’ve been adding Soyco Marinated Tofu and they are extra good!
Kale Chips, for the adventurous child (not mine so far, but hey, I can try!)
These savoury scones are SO GOOD, especially with a little mustard and butter.
Bagels are also a great change up from sandwiches and wraps, and these can be made in bulk and frozen. This recipe calls for jalapenos, but if that’s not to your kiddos’ liking, feel free to sub with what they’ll love.
Hungry yet? What goes in your little ones’ lunchbox?