17 Sweet and Easy School Lunchbox Recipes

Following on from my 10 Savoury Lunchbox Ideas, I’ve put together 17 of my kid’s favourite sweet and healthy lunchbox recipes…

16 sweet and easy school lunch box recipes

Usually on the weekend, if time permits, the kids and I will get busy in the kitchen making food for the lunchbox.

I always like to pop in something fun into their lunchbox each day. We don’t ‘do’ dessert at home, so once a day at recess my kids look forward to their healthy treat.

They are almost always made from scratch ( I have a stash of our fave packaged options for those insane days), from the best ingredients I can afford, and as nutrient dense as I can make them.

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 are some of their fave lunchbox treats.

Rich and delicious chocolate muffins (with vegetables) by Brenda Janschek

Chocolate muffins with zucchini and carrot

Sweet potato and choc chip muffins by Mummy Made it – gluten free

Sweet potato and choc chip muffins

Beetroot, quinoa and chocolate muffins by The Holistic Ingredient

Beetroot and choc muffins Amy Crawford

Sweet potato brownie by Slim Birdy – gluten free

Sweet Potato Brownie Slim Birdy

Chocolate Orange Truffles by Brenda Janschek (if nuts are allowed)


Leftover porridge cakes by Lisa Corduff

Porridge cakes Lisa c

Date, oat and seed bars by Brenda Janschek

Brenda Janschek - Date Bar Recipe

Nut-free chocolate and coconut no bake bars by BecomingNess

Nut free chocolate and coconut slice becomingness

Coconut slice by Homemade, Healthy, Happy

Coconut slice sarah groom

Chai, date and sesame biscuits by Brenda Janschek

Chai, date and sesame biscuits

Vanilla Apple Chia Pudding by Brenda Janschek


Cinnamon, turmeric custard by Low Tox Life

turmeric-cinnamon-custard alexx stuart

Banana Pancakes by Brenda Janschek Health & Lifestyle


Pancakes 3 ways by Quirky Cooking

pancakes 3 ways quirky

Super smoothie by Brenda Janschek

Super smoothie

Brownie Cake by Brenda Janschek

Brownie Cake

Raw Cacao Balls by Brenda Janschek (nut free)

Brenda Janschek - Raw Cacao Balls

Find the best 10 Savoury School Lunchbox Ideas here

For more lunchbox inspo, grab my new 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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