We’re marching back into lunch box territory folks quicker than the school bell can be rung. So let’s try and keep lunch interesting with these delicious and hard to resist lunch box recipes!

The old saying of “we eat with our eyes” has never been more true when dealing with a super tough food critic – ie. a school kid. Sound familiar?

If kids don’t like the look of their food, they ain’t going to eat it. Plain and simple.

So keep food appealing. For instance, veggies and salad are much more likely to be eaten when accompanied with a dip or wrapped in a cold roll or smuggled in a slice. Who wants a bag of carrot sticks anyway?

So without further ado, bookmark this page so you can plan your shopping list later – here’s some stellar lunch box inspo for the new school year!

10 Scoffable Lunch Box Recipes

1. Cheesy Pizza Pinwheels

A classic puff pastry option sure to be devoured, cheesy pizza pinwheels!

pizza pinwheels
Source: Mum’s Pantry

2. Savoury Slice

There are so many veggies you can smuggle into a savoury slice, perfect for kids who normally resist them.

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Source: Mum’s Pantry

3. Sausage Roll Maker Chiko Rolls

An Aussie classic, you could make Chiko Rolls in your Kmart Sausage Roll Maker and heat them up, popping them in a Thermos to keep warm until lunchtime. Yum!

chiko roll recipe
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4. Chicken Cold Rolls

A fancy lunch if ever there was one, prep your salads separately so you just need to grab and roll these delicious Chicken Cold Rolls in the morning. Easy! Skip the peanut sauce for a sweet chilli or soy at school.

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Source: Mum’s Pantry

5. Cheese and Bacon Bread

Make Cheese and Bacon Bread without even trying, thanks to the slow cooker!

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6. Meat Free Sausage Rolls

An awesome sandwich alternative, Meat-Free Sausage Rolls are great for vegetarian kids.

Source: McKenzie’s

7. 3 Ingredient Apricot Balls

Apricot Balls are just the right sized treat for a lunch box, they’re super easy to make AND they freeze really well. And 3 ingredients to make them … even better!

Source: Mum’s Pantry

8. Apple and Muesli Muffins

Skip the cupcake and choose a fibre-rich Apple and Muesli Muffin instead.

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Source: Mum’s Pantry

9. Qukes® Bento Boxes

If your kid has requested NO SANDWICHES, check out these cool Qukes® Bento Box ideas – they’re super fresh, perfect for the school lunch box!

Qukes® baby cucumbers
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10. Mini Pizzas

SO CUTE! A fun foodie activity for the kids to be involved in, Mini Pizzas are a cinch to make. Need a time-saving hack? Use English muffin halves as bases instead. Yummo!

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Source: Mum’s Pantry

There you have it, all the lunch box recipes you need to kick off the new school year. What are some of your favourite lunchables? We’d love to hear!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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