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Back to School: Lunch Box Ideas

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Back to School: Lunch Box Ideas
written by
Farah Fahim
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Preparing a healthy and nutritious lunch for your kids is a great way to ensure they have the energy and focus they need throughout the school day. Instead of relying on the school cafeteria or unhealthy snacks, here are some ideas you can pack for lunch for your kids:


PB&J Sandwich

A classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cut into fun shapes using cookie cutters.


Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

Roll turkey and cheese slices together and secure with toothpicks.


Veggie Sticks with Hummus

Pack carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips with a side of hummus for dipping.


Chicken Nuggets

Baked chicken nuggets in the air fryer or the oven are something anyone can enjoy during their long school day. Just pop them in with a small container of ketchup or BBQ sauce.


Fruit Kabobs

Skewer pieces of fruit like grapes, melon, and berries for a colourful and fun snack.


Pasta Salad

Cooked pasta with diced veggies and Italian dressing. Add some cubed cheese or chicken for extra protein. Check out a delicious recipe here.


Yoghurt Parfait

Layer yoghurt with granola and fresh fruit in a small container.


Hard-Boiled Eggs

Throw in a couple of hard-boiled eggs with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.



Make mini cheese or chicken quesadillas and cut into wedges.


Peanut Butter Banana Wrap

Spread peanut butter on a tortilla, add banana slices, and roll it up.


Trail Mix

A mix of nuts, dried fruits, and a few chocolate chips is perfect for a sweet treat.


Sliced Apples with Almond Butter

Pair apple slices with almond butter for dipping.


Remember to consider any allergies or dietary restrictions your child may have when preparing their lunch box meals. These ideas provide a good balance of nutrients and can be customised to your child’s preferences.