January 22, 2021


Do your kids whinge about having to have a sandwich everyday at school?

Here are 10 kids lunch box ideas that you can send and keep them happy.

It is understandable that after a while kids will get tired of eating the same thing over and over again. Not only that but when we don’t have enough time and our kids are picky it gets more complicated. It’s hard to think of children’s lunch box ideas so we made a list for you to make it easier. Of course first are the pizza scrolls which are a great way to cheer them up!

Puff pizza scrolls: Make cheese and vegemite ones, ham and cheese etc etc etc, whatever the kids love best.

Vegetable quinoa bites: Get the kids eating veggies for lunch without them knowing. If you are looking for healthy kids lunch box ideas this one is amazing!

Corn and bacon fritters: Yummy lunch treat.

Zucchini slice: Very popular here, a healthy yet tasty lunch.

Ham and cheese muffins: Bite sized lunch perfect for kids. A way to switch it up from ham and cheese toasties!

Rice balls: Filling and tasty lunch.  Really popular in Japan because of their tastiness!

Rice paper rolls: Great Summer light and healthy lunch. A great addition in your kids lunch box!

Beef and vege pies: A great alternative to sandwiches and still delicious!

Pita bread pizza: Always a popular lunch snack with my kids. Who doesn’t like pizza?

Sausage rolls: Perfect bite size lunch for the kids. Great way to keep things interesting for them!


These kids’ lunch box ideas are perfect for every kid, whether they are picky or not! There are many to choose from so you can make a different one each time and make every little one look forward to their lunch!

What do your kids like for lunch? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • Some of them mu kids will be happy to eat.


  • Have to bookmark these for when my kids start school. I’m curious as to what sorts of things they will ask to take!
    I’m also so worried about when it’s summer and if things like cheese sandwiches will spoil in the heat.


  • Some fantastic ideas here. Others that I feel are not quite suitable for lunch boxes but every child has access to different resources


  • Some brilliant ideas here, however do check out what your school will allow. Our school wouldn’t allow home cooked goods, but guess they might have been OK with the rice-paper rolls as they could see what was in them. Good luck mums with the lunch police at your school.


  • I love all of these but my son would not have taken any of these… until about Year 12 when he would eat anything and had an area to heat things up, etc.


  • Some great suggestions. Look forward to showing my fussy kid to see what she may want to try.


  • These are brilliant ideas. I know a few other mums that will appreciate this article :)


  • Mine only ask for a sandwich so don’t have to worry about cooking up anything too fancy just yet. I don’t like cold food like that I’d have to heat it up & I’m not sure if they can at school..?


  • Literally love all of these Lunch ideas for my little ones.


  • Some great tips here!


  • Omg I absolutely adore pinwheels


  • These look and sound really great lunch box treats. I do hope the lunch police at school are not as hard-line as they used to be. Nothing home made was allowed at my granddaughter’s school. It made it so hard to deal with.


  • Such a great ideas. Thank you for sharing


  • These are great ideas. My kids like homemade sushi rolls too. :)


  • Whilst lots of amazing ideas, my son wouldn’t eat anything but the same sandwiches in primary school. By late secondary school we were able to get creative.


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