101 ideas for the school lunchbox that are healthy and easy to prepare

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Truth be told, our kids don’t always get the best food from their school canteens. Schools tend to cut corners and don’t hesitate to serve meals that are not exactly what I would call healthy. Plus, if you have a child with strong metabolism, they will not find the portion sizes in school canteens satisfying enough to get them through the day.

Or your kids are fuzzy eaters and you want to make sure they do eat at least something that you know they would like. You don’t want to stuff them with junk food but you don’t have all day either to prep food for them. Mornings in particular can be hectic for any family.

Somehow I feel school lunches do not get the attention they deserve. I was really fed up with how we as a family handled school lunches. So over time I have started collecting fun and exciting recipes that are easy to prepare, cheap and healthy. Many of these suggestions can be prepared days in advance, so all you need to do is take them out of the fridge in the morning – it’s so easy!

So here are the 101 of the best school lunchbox ideas for you

  1. Healthy Pasta Salad (Recipe)
  2. Tortellini Salad (Recipe)
  3. Potato Salad with Mediterranean Veggies (Recipe)
  4. Fried Rice Cups (Recipe)
  5. Summer Vegetable Tart (Recipe)
  6. Fruit and Rice Salad (Recipe)
  7. Buddha in a Jar (Recipe)
  8. Chicken Salad Clubs (Recipe)
  9. Vegetarian Kidney Bean Salad (Recipe)
  10. Summer Quinoa Salad (Recipe)
  11. Bruschetta Pasta Salad (Recipe)
  12. Vietnamese Chicken Salad Sandwich (Recipe)
  13. Curried Cauliflower Salad (Recipe)
  14. Pea and Noodle Fritters (Recipe)

    Pea and Noodle Fritters. Image via: Taste.com.au
  15. Coleslaw (Recipe)
  16. Fried Rice Cups (Recipe)
  17. Pesto and Feta Scrolls (Recipe)
  18. Greek Chicken Skewers (Recipe)
  19. Beef Skewers with Sesame (Recipe)
  20. Sausage Kebabs (Recipe)
  21. Quesadillas (Recipe)
  22. Spaghetti Bolognese Cups (Recipe)
  23. Chicken Spring Rolls (Recipe)
  24. Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls (Recipe)
  25. Sandwich Dumplings (Recipe)
  26. Apple Crumble Slice (Recipe)
  27. Mexican Corn Salad (Recipe)
  28. Cobb Salad in a Jar (Recipe)
  29. Sausage Roll Mummies (Recipe)
  30. Empanadas with Olive and Tuna (Recipe)
  31. Chicken Drumsticks (Recipe)
  32. Italien Parmesan Pretzels (Recipe)
  33. Cauliflower Cheese Cups (Recipe)
  34. Chicken Pesto Clubs (Recipe)
  35. Tuna, Corn and Egg Pies (Recipe)
  36. Veggie Sticks and Dip (Recipe)
  37. Spanish Tortilla (Recipe)
  38. No-Bake Granola Bars (Recipe)
  39. Sushi Rolls (Recipe)
  40. Indian Vegetable Cakes (Recipe)
  41. Cheese and Corn Mini Scones (Recipe)

    Cheese and Corn Mini Scones
    Cheese and Corn Mini Scones. Image via http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/
  42. Spices Apple and Carrot Mini Loaves (Recipe)
  43. Ham and Mac & Cheese Muffins (Recipe)
  44. Fritter Faces (Recipe)
  45. Vegetable Muffins (Recipe)
  46. Pretzels (Recipe)
  47. Gluten-Free Mini Quiche Lorraine (Recipe)
  48. Spiced Sweet Potato and Maple Bacon Muffins (Recipe)
  49. Tuna, Tomato and Rice Triangles (Recipe)
  50. Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Skewers (Recipe)
  51. Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Patties (Recipe)
  52. Meat Balls and Pasta (Recipe)
  53. Bacon Asparagus Tart (Recipe)
  54. Easy Corn and Zucchini Filo Slice (Recipe)
  55. Roasted Tomato, Eggplant and Fetta Pasta (Recipe)
  56. Beef Sausage and Couscous Salad (Recipe)
  57. Bagel with Homemade Flavored Cream Cheese (Recipe)
  58. Gluten-Free Vegetable and Green Onion Pikelets (Recipe)
  59. Cheese and Ham Sandwich (Recipe)
  60. Veggie Frittata (Recipe)
  61. Layered Mexican Chicken Salad (Recipe)
  62. Tuna Sandwich (Recipe)
  63. Corn Dogs (Recipe)
  64. Fried Green Tomato Sandwich (Recipe)

    Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
    Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. Image via http://www.foodnetwork.com/
  65. Pork Egg Rolls (Recipe)
  66. Mini Pizzas (Recipe)
  67. Ham and Cheese Muffins (Recipe)
  68. Homemade Fruit Bars (Recipe)
  69. Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups (Recipe)
  70. Chinese Pork Buns (Recipe)
  71. Tuna Pockets (Recipe)
  72. Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad with Corn (Recipe)
  73. Ham and Cheese Crescent Snacks (Recipe)
  74. Strawberry Banana Donuts (Recipe)
  75. Rainbow Lunch Bars (Recipe)
  76. Smoked Salmon and Egg Sandwich (Recipe)
  77. Creamy Tuna Potato Salad (Recipe)
  78. Banana Oatmeal Sponge Cookies (Recipe)
  79. Falafel Wraps (Recipe)
  80. X Marks the Spot Pies (Recipe)
  81. Pita Pockets with Cesar Salad (Recipe)
  82. Vegetable Biryani (Recipe)
  83. Greek Pasta Salad (Recipe)
  84. Chicken Wraps (Recipe)

    Chicken Wraps. Image via https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lunch-box-chicken-wrap
  85. Broad Bean Falafels (Recipe)
  86. Cauliflower and Chicken Pilaf (Recipe)
  87. Raspberry Lemon Tarts (Recipe)
  88. Hawaiian Pizza Twists (Recipe)
  89. Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies (Recipe)
  90. Greek Salad (Recipe)
  91. Apple Chips (Recipe)
  92. Chorizo, Pepper and Cheese Muffins (Recipe)
  93. Ham and Egg Wrap (Recipe)
  94. Taco Salad in a Jar (Recipe)
  95. Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins with Greek Yoghurt Frosting (Recipe)
  96. Egg Salad Sandwich (Recipe)
  97. The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich (Recipe)
  98. Herby Potato Salad (Recipe)
  99. Lentil Cauliflower Salad (Recipe)
  100. Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups (Recipe)
  101. Banana Bread (Recipe)

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