July 20, 2020


If you’re like us, coming up with lunch ideas that everyone in the family will love is sometimes tricky.

The good news is we got together with the team from UNCLE TOBYS® and have come up with some clever hacks that will have everyone looking forward to lunchtime!

Easy lunch hacks for kids – at home or on the go!

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On top of creative lunchbox ideas, the best tip we can give you is to make snacks wholesome, tasty, and easy! Grab a few boxes of UNCLE TOBYS® Muesli Bars and your lunchbox snacks are covered. There’s a huge range of kids bars packed with delicious ingredients, and the goodness of 100% Aussie Oats. UNCLE TOBYS® Muesli Bars are a great tasting way to fuel your child’s day. Look out for the delicious Chewy Choc Chip and Yogurt & Strawberry flavours.




Cookie Cutter Sandwich Surprise

Uncle Tobys Lunchtime Hacks Cookie Cutter Sandwich

Say goodbye to boring sandwiches with the help of cookie cutters!  Make up sandwiches you know the kids love, then use a cookie cutter to make a shape inside the crusts. Keep the shape inside the crust like the pieces of a puzzle.

Pop into a sandwich container and imagine the happy, smiling faces as the kids discover a super cute shaped surprise at lunchtime!

Add an UNCLE TOBYS® Muesli Bar, a piece of fruit, cut up some veges and fill their drink bottle with water – lunch is a snap!

Sushi Sandwiches

Uncle Tobys Lunchtime Hacks Sushi Sandwiches

With a little piece of ingenuity, even the simplest sandwich can be turned into a masterpiece!  We love sushi sandwiches – they are easy, versatile, and look great in the lunch box!

Gently roll out a piece of bread and remove the crusts, then fill with a combination of protein and salad filling and roll!  Cut in to 2 or 3 pieces lengthways, stand them on their side in the lunchbox and say goodbye – you won’t be seeing those come home!

For a wholesome snack, add an UNCLE TOBYS® Yoghurt & Strawberry Muesli Bar, and yoghurt in a re-usable tub – tell the kids to use the muesli bar as a spoon and you have a tasty serve of wholegrain and dairy.

Easy lunch hacks for the whole family.

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Lunchtime hacks aren’t just for kids – we all need a few tips up our sleeve to make the morning prep easy.  Don’t forget snack hacks as well!

When it comes to bars for the whole family, UNCLE TOBYS® have raised the bar with delicious ingredient combinations. We’re in love with delicious Raspberry and Goji, drizzled with white choc or the divine Mango, Vanilla & Chia. Look for the whole range – all made with the goodness of 100% Aussie Oats.




Simple Salad Jars

Uncle Tobys Lunchtime Hacks Salad Jars

Keep your salad fresh all day with this ingenious Salad Jar hack!  Start with the dressing on the bottom of the jar and layer in all your salad or vegetables plus some healthy carbs like corn kernels, quinoa or whole grain rice and a serve of lean protein on top.  Pop on the lid, seal it tightly and keep chilled. Come lunchtime simply invert the jar and the dressing will make its way all through the salad. YUM!

Stuffed Buns

Uncle Tobys Lunchtime Hacks Stuffed Buns

Forget a salad, forget a sandwich and go for a Stuffed Bun! Easy, fast and no mess – the filling is safely contained so you can confidently eat it on the run or wearing that new white top! All you need to do is cut a small hole in the top of a bun and pull out some of the bread. Mix this in with your favourite sandwich or salad mix and then stuff it all tightly back into the bun and pop the lid on. Wrap tightly and chill until lunchtime.

Do you have any other lunch hacks you’d like to share? Keeping lunches simple and nutritious takes ideas from everyone! We’d love to hear from you.

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We are proud to have developed these lunchbox ideas with the team from UNCLE TOBYS®  We love that every day they are making our lives easier with their ranges of delicious Muesli Bars that the whole family love! With real ingredients and 100% Aussie Oats, UNCLE TOBYS® are helping us make our family’s on-the-go snacks awesome all round.

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  • I would avoid the Uncle Toby’s muesli bars, too much sugar. I used to make in bulk and freeze sandwiches. Not always successfully lol


  • Wow! what great Lunch box ideas, the Sushi Sandwiches were a big hit, not only did the kids love them but hubby enjoyed them too.


  • Love the sushi sandwiches idea. I freeze homemade pizza scrolls which my boys love and it’s so easy as you just pull it out of the freezer and it defrost and is a fresh as when I baked


  • These are some lovely ideas ! don’t know what the uncle toby’s muesli bars got to do with it; in my opinion they spoil the article & pictures


  • So many great ideas. Love the cookie cutter ideas


  • Mum used to use cookie cutters to make shapes in our sprinkle sandwiches…bet they wouldn’t be allowed these days


  • I dont think Uncle Toby’s muesli bars would be accepted in kids lunchboxes these days, too much sugar surely


  • Sushi sandwiches are something I always want to do for my kids and never do, we usually do a simple sanga or rice thins.


  • Im always searching for lunch box ideas. We recently tried the carmens birthday cake bars and the kids loved them.


  • I am going to try the sushi sandwiches, but it’s hard to figure out what they used in the picture, anyone can give me suggestions? Thanks


  • Sushi sandwiches are a great idea! Why didn’t l think of that? Thanks!


  • I love the cookie cutter and sushie sandwiches. They are adorable.


  • great ideas here not just for my kids, but myself too – I love the idea of the stuffed bun! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.


  • I like to have variety for my kids as they tend to get bored with the same. Sometimes I use different shaped cutters, or use dumpling pressers for sandwiches.


  • We always had uncle Tobys muesli bars growing up. Never heard of a stuffed roll great idea.


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