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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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  • 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

  • Pea hummus with crudités in lunch box

    Pea hummus

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 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

  • Cinnamon cashew flapjacks

    Cinnamon cashew flapjacks

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • Lunchbox snacks

    Lunchbox snacks

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Lunchbox mains

    Lunchbox mains

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.7 ratings

    Satisfying and nutritious lunchbox fillers which take minutes to make

  • Feel-good muffins stacked up

    Feel-good muffins

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.90 ratings

    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

  • Two crumpet pizzas on a yellow plate

    Crumpet pizzas

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Help younger children make these easy crumpet pizzas for lunch, or let older kids put them together themselves. Use whatever veg you have in the fridge for the toppings

  • Energy bites

    Energy bites

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Favourite pasta salad

    Favourite pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Chinese-spiced seed mix

    Chinese-spiced seed mix

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Asian chicken salad

    Healthy chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

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

  • Chicken, carrot & avocado rolls

    Chicken, carrot & avocado rolls

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Homemade Cajun tortillas

    Homemade Cajun tortillas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Buddha bowl salad served in a bowl

    Vegan salad bowl

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Whip up an easy vegan salad, with beans, radish, pickled cabbage and couscous. Bursting with flavour, it makes a satisfying dinner or lunch on the go


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