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.

4 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

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

26 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star 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
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

13 mins
Easy
6 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star 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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Keep hunger pangs at bay with these healthy, yummy lunchbox nibbles

30 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Satisfying and nutritious lunchbox fillers which take minutes to make

30 mins
Easy
79 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This simple cinnamon-spiced muffin recipe contains fibre-packed prunes and oats – perfect for breakfast on-the-go or as an afternoon pick-me-up

45 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
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