10 Savoury School Lunchbox Ideas

School holidays are nice for getting out of routine, but routine is something mums thrive on in order to get things done!

If you’re anything like me you’ll find the slackening off during the break means facing a new term like a deer in headlights when it comes to lunchboxes.

But I’ve gathered my wits and I’ve decided to put a bunch of lunchbox recipes all in one place, to make life easy for everyone! You’ll find savoury options in this post, and sweet lunchbox ideas here. 

My No 1 tip? Make these recipes for dinner, double up and voila, easy-peasy ‘day after’ lunch box additions!

For more lunchbox inspiration check out my Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes eBook filled with 40 of my children’s favourite nut-free and refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes. All kid-tested and kid-approved!

Here we go…

Savoury Cheese Muffins by me

Here are three egg, frittata type things to choose from which are great for the lunchbox. Just choose one which will appeal to the kids…

Mini Quiche by me

Savoury Paleo Slice by Naughty Naturopath Mum


Thermomix Zucchini Slice by Natural New Age Mum (gf)

thermomix zucchini alice NNAM

Green Chickpea and Rice Patties by The Root Cause (gf, df)

Green-Chickpea-and-Rice-Patties the root cause

Spicy Chicken Wings by Brenda Janschek Health & Lifestyle

Brenda Janschek - Spicy Chicken Wings Feature

Baked Fish Fingers by Quirky Cooking

Fish Fingers edited

Sweet Potato, Corn and Wild Salmon Fritters by me

Golden Baked Fritters by me

Quick tip: Research shows that kids are more likely to eat their vegetables if paired with a dip. You can find a delicious selection of dips here.

And won’t these Easy Seed Crackers by Natural New Age Mum go well with the dips.


Other posts you might like:

10 Warm and Hot Meals to Pack for School Lunches
17 Sweet and Easy School Lunchbox Recipes
The Best Lunchboxes for Kids (and the whole family)

For more lunchbox inspo, grab my Easy Wholefood Lunchbox recipe eBook with 20 savoury and 20 sweet recipes filled with simple wholesome ingredients to meet your kids nutritional needs and fuel their learning and play, giving them the brainpower and energy they need to get through the day.

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  1. Melissa Birkbeck

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I am a Primary School Canteen Manager & will make these. Always looking for ideas in my own family too. Yummy!!

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