School Lunch Ideas that are NOT sandwiches are here to save you if you are tired of seeing sandwiches come home each day.

Are you sick of packing the same old school lunches? Kids totally over sandwiches? Don’t worry, we have 5 simple school lunch ideas to change up the good old lunchbox!

Here are 5 GREAT school lunch ideas that are NOT sandwiches.

1. Sweetcorn and Zucchini Fritters


These Sweetcorn and Zucchini Fritters are one of our favourite school lunch ideas that aren’t sandwiches. These are such a tasty way to get veggies into the kids. Say goodbye to sandwiches and hello to a yummy alternative. These fritters are quick, easy and so yummy! Simple recipe right here.

2. Spinach and Pea Mini Quiche


School Lunch Ideas like this super simple quiche recipe are awesome – we love that you can mix it up when it comes to filling ideas!

Easy Peasy (see what we did there…) recipe here.

3. Cheesy Mite Scrolls


Kids are going to be cheering for school lunch ideas like these Cheesy Mite Scrolls. Is there anything better than Vegemite and Cheese baked into a yummy scroll? Absolutely not, and most kids agree! Click here to get the recipe.

4. Zucchini, Potato and Carrot Rostis

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Rostis are SUCH a tasty lunch option, and are still scrumpdiddlyumptious when served cold. Yummy recipe here.

5. Chicken Sausage Rolls


I don’t know many kids that would pass up a sausage roll, and these little bites of heaven are on the healthier side of sausage rolls! Add these to your school lunch ideas that aren’t sandwiches list today!  Whip them up today – click here for recipe.

Do you have any school lunch ideas that aren’t sandwiches to add to our list?

Let us know in the comments below or head on over to our recipes section and upload to share with our community! 

You’ll also find some awesome school lunch ideas right here too.

  • Problem with all these lovely ideas is that they’re nicer hot/warm then cold. My kids end up not eating them and bringing them home to heat it up and eat it after school.


  • Excellent ideas here, thanks.


  • What a great altermative.


  • I’ll keep these in mind for when my little on starts kinder


  • I think I will give the chicken sausage rolls a try!


  • I’m going to save this for future. I always struggle for lunch ideas


  • I’ve pinned this. will need this list next year… yayyyy


  • Back to what I used to make for my son to make sure he had as much homemade food before I started getting busy at work.. I do worry about schools giving me a naughty note for sausage rolls even if packed with veggies..


  • My kids school provides lunch every day but I’ve been looking for some ideas for my 2 year old so will definitely give some of these a go!


  • Going to try a few of these on my fussy eaters! They are just happy to come home and have a peanut butter sandwich lol!


  • What awesome ideas. Ready for a cook up this weekend. Thanks for sharing


  • Awesome ideas for snacks and lunches. Will have to add a couple of them to my daughter’s lunchbox.


  • Gone are the days of the cheese and vegemite sanger!


  • I would add wraps. You can put a base of Philadelphia for example, baby spinach leaves, feta cheese, roasted peppers, carrots… I’ve got these wrap tubes that make it so easy to carry around.


  • Good ideas esp. cheesy mite scrolls.


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