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Kids' lunchbox recipes

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Pack healthy bites and a few special treats for your little ones to keep them alert and full all day, from filling pasta salads to sweet, fruity treats.

For more recipes that your kids will love, check out our vegetarian kids' recipes, kids' healthy lunch recipes and healthy dinner for kids recipes.

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  • Pasta salad served in a lunchbox

    Lunchbox pasta salad

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Super-salad wraps served in a lunchbox alongside fruit

    Super-salad wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Cheesy black bean quesadillas cut into slices

    Cheesy black bean quesadillas

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Inspire kids to start cooking with these easy cheesy black bean quesadillas. We've listed all the equipment they'll need, along with an easy-to-follow method

  • Greek pasta salad in a shallow bowl with a knife and fork

    Easy Greek-style pasta salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make our Greek pasta salad with the kids. The recipe is specially designed for younger cooks, and we've noted all the equipment they'll need to make it

  • A falafel lunchbox with ingredients separated in compartments

    Falafel lunchbox

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make this falafel salad fun with a bento-style lunchbox. It's great for toddlers and young children who prefer lunches with lots of individual elements. Use shop-bought falafel or make our Edamame falafel

  • Mini pumpkin & feta pies on a wire rack

    Mini pumpkin & feta pies

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Throw a Halloween party and serve these fearsome pumpkin and feta pies. Perfect for little hands, kids will enjoy helping to make them in the kitchen

  • Savoury muffins in wrappers on rack

    Savoury muffins

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make a batch of these easy savoury muffins for your next picnic or an easy lunch. These cheesy bites with seasonal veg are great for lunchboxes

  • A collection of apple ‘doughnuts’

    Apple ‘doughnuts’

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make these doughnut-style apple rings for a picnic with the kids. Children will love helping to make, decorate and eat these fruity treats, and there's no cooking required

  • Omelette in a bun served on a chopping board alongside fruit

    Omelette in a bun

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • You're a star sarnies

    You're a star sarnies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • A pasta and tuna salad in a yellow lunch box

    Pasta salad with tuna mayo

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    This is quick to throw together and perfect as a lunchbox feast whether you’re on a picnic or at your desk.

  • Chicken taco salad

    Chicken taco salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 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

  • Pesto egg muffin bites on a plate

    Pesto egg muffin bites

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Prepare these pesto egg and feta muffin bites for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or as part of a picnic hamper. Simple to make, kids will love them!

  • Swedish-style meatballs served in bowls

    Super-versatile meatballs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 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

  • Creamy lentil & veggie curry in a pan and bowl

    Creamy lentil & veggie curry

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.25 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

  • BLT pasta salad

    BLT pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.19 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

  • Chocolate-drizzled popcorn

    Chocolate-drizzled popcorn

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Choco-dipped tangerines

    Choco-dipped tangerines

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Fruity sundae

    Fruity sundae

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Nutty cinnamon & yogurt dipper

    Nutty cinnamon & yogurt dipper

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 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

  • Choc-orange energy boosters

    Choc-orange energy boosters

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.25 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

  • Stripy hummus salad jars

    Stripy hummus salad jars

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 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

  • Chicken pesto wrap

    Chicken pesto wrap

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Veggie noodle pot

    Veggie noodle pot

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

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