10 Savoury School Lunchbox Ideas

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

Lunchbox header edited 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, with sweet lunchbox ideas coming next week. 

My best tip? Make these recipes for dinner, double up and voila, easy-peasy ‘day after’ lunch box additions!

Here we go…

Chicken, Rice and Carrot Bites by Salus Southern Highlands (gf, df) 

Chicken, Rice, Carrot Bites.Sallus Southern HIghlands jpg

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…

Bacon, Egg and Sweet Potato Cupcakes by Lisa Corduff

Bacon, egg, sweet potato cupcakes Lisa Corduff

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

Paleo San Choy Bow by Naughty Naturopath Mum


Cheese Puffs by Natural New Age Mum


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.


For more lunchbox ideas check out 17 Sweet and Easy Lunchbox Recipes here.

Bren x

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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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