Pasta salad in different shaped colourful lunchbox

Kids’ lunchbox recipes

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

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Snack on these moreish sunflower and pumpkin nibbles, a healthier choice for a night in front of the television

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy-to-prepare salad is filled with zingy flavours - the simplified version is great for kids' lunchboxes too

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
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13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These bread-based pies are really portable - ideal for a picnic

50 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Healthy, quick and simple tortilla wraps with shredded chicken, vegetables and salad - perfect for little lunchboxes

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Oven bake flour tortillas into crunchy chips flavoured with traditional Louisiana spices and serve with dip

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A firm favourite with children, these sticks are ready in seconds

5 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A healthier version of traditional fruit and nut bars packed with seeds, oats and agave syrup – perfect for snacking and lunchboxes

30 mins
Easy
70 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cookies don't have to be a guilty pleasure - these tasty treats from Leiths School of Food and Wine are superhealthy

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These aromatic wraps are perfect for a relaxed meal, just put everything on the table and let everyone help themselves

20 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A tasty twist on flapjacks with a luscious layer of apricots inside

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for kids and easy enough for them to make themselves, these handy wraps are great for the car journey

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These vitamin-packed fruit skewers are a simple, colourful and fun way to get kids to eat fruit. They'll love helping to make them too.

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Delicious cheesy sticks, perfect for dipping, just as good on their own - ready in under 20 minutes.

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Teach kids a lifetime cookery skill with a special recipe from CBeebies' 'i can cook'- these buns show how to make dough

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Mini veggie pastry parcels with oozing cheese make a great value and comforting homemade snack

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
75 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Everyone loves crispy cornflake cakes, whatever their age. Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple bites

15 mins
Easy
41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a tasty treat with golden orange & walnut flapjacks

55 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These savoury snacks are brilliant for picnics and lunchboxes - plus they can be frozen ahead

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This easy budget supper uses ready-rolled pastry to make an open pie - experiment with your own toppings

35 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A low fat, vitamin C-packed smoothie to start your day

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This colourful salad is a good way of getting lots of veggies and seeds into your childrens diet

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Forget soggy lunchbox sandwiches and whip up a tasty and healthy chicken and noodle salad for lunch using our pre-made roast chicken recipe

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this healthy and filling coronation chicken salad for a packed lunch in just five minutes using our roast chicken cooked beforehand to save time

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Stuck for lunchbox inspiration? Try this healthy chicken and butterbean salad, which will fill you up for the afternoon and deliver four of your 5-a-day

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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