Pasta salad in different shaped colourful lunchbox

Kids' lunchbox recipes

48 Recipes

Pack the little ones off with healthy bites and a few special treats to keep them alert and full all day.

Lunchbox pasta salad

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(0 ratings)

Rustle up this pasta salad for kids' lunchboxes. Customise with egg, ham, prawns or eggs for a dose of protein – or cheese if catering for vegetarian diets...
  • 26 mins
  • Easy

Super-salad wraps

5

(1 rating)

Make an exciting vegetarian salad wrap with crunchy veg for texture and a good hit of cheddar cheese. Perfect for packing into a lunchbox
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Omelette in a bun

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Make this tasty vegetarian omelette roll for lunchboxes, or a quick and easy dinner for kids. It's guaranteed to satisfy fussy eaters...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

You're a star sarnies

5

(1 rating)

Pop these in little lunchboxes for a cheesy treat come lunch time - great for kids aged 4 - 8
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Chicken taco salad

5

(3 ratings)

A crunchy chicken salad that's zesty, healthy and 4 of your 5-a-day. Try this for variety in your teenager's lunchbox or take it to work...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Super-versatile meatballs

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Serve these meatballs Swedish-style with potatoes and lingonberry jam. You can also pack them in a wide-necked thermos with pasta for kids to take to school
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Creamy lentil & veggie curry

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Swap in different veg to this family-friendly curry, or add a can of chickpeas to make it chunkier. Kids can take it to school in a wide-necked thermos
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

BLT pasta salad

4.6

(5 ratings)

An easy pasta salad that makes a tasty addition to any lunchbox. Ideal for kids aged 9 - 12, it also makes up 2 of their 5-a-day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate-drizzled popcorn

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This chocolatey snack makes a sweet little lunchbox filler. It's quick and easy to prepare too...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato crisps

5

(1 rating)

Everyone's favourite veggie snack: crispy sweet potato slices roasted in olive oil. They're a great lunchbox filler and vegan too...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Choco-dipped tangerines

5

(1 rating)

Who could resist a chocolate orange in fruity form? These easy segments make the ideal lunchtime snack for kids and adults!
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fruity sundae

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A sweet and fruity treat for kids needing a boost at lunchtime - yogurt swirled with mashed strawberries, topped with berries - ideal for 4 - 8-year-olds
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Nutty cinnamon & yogurt dipper

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Mix nut butter with creamy Greek yogurt and spice for a super simple lunchbox snack that kids will love - serve with apples or vegetable sticks
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Choc-orange energy boosters

4.5

(8 ratings)

It only takes 15 minutes to blitz dates, nuts, seeds and oats to make this high-energy snack - perfect popped into a lunch box
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Stripy hummus salad jars

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(0 ratings)

Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered salad jars are great to make with kids for a wholesome lunch or afternoon snack
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken pesto wrap

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Swap soggy sandwiches for tortilla wraps filled with chicken, cheese and veggies in this tasty packed lunch recipe that kids will love
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Veggie noodle pot

5

(2 ratings)

This noodle salad with sugar snap peas and baby corn makes a great packed lunch for kids - an easy way to get 2 of their 5 a day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pea hummus

5

(3 ratings)

Use cannellini beans, garlic and tahini in this quick, easy and healthy dip – perfect packed in kids' lunch boxes with pitta bread and veggies...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cinnamon cashew flapjacks

4

(10 ratings)

Whip up a batch of these chewy, oaty flapjacks, packed with nuts, seeds and desiccated coconut - perfect as a afternoon pick-me-up
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Lunchbox snacks

4.625

(16 ratings)

Keep hunger pangs at bay with these healthy, yummy lunchbox nibbles
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lunchbox mains

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Satisfying and nutritious lunchbox fillers which take minutes to make
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Feel-good muffins

4.67164

(67 ratings)

This muffin recipe contain fibre-packed prunes and oats - enjoy them without guilt!
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Energy bites

4.81818

(11 ratings)

Shape a mix of peanut butter, flaxseeds, pecans, raisins and coconut into balls for a healthy, energy-boosting snack
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Favourite pasta salad

4.666665

(9 ratings)

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chinese-spiced seed mix

5

(2 ratings)

Snack on these moreish sunflower and pumpkin nibbles, a healthier choice for a night in front of the television
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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