Mum shares 16 delicious and healthy lunch box fillers!

It’s back to school season and if you’re stressing about what to pack your child for lunch, you’re not alone!

This Healthy Mummy’s little one has just entered kindy and this mama knows the importance of healthy lunch box fillers!

“It can be daunting to think of foods that will keep well in a lunch box and it’s important that our kids have healthy, well rounded foods throughout the day,” says Hayley.

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16 lunch box fillers to try this year!

The usuals:

  1. Pretzels, rice cakes, rice crackers
  2. Boiled eggs
  3. Yoghurts
  4. Popcorn
  5. Veggie sticks
  6. Bliss balls
  7. Fruit
  8. Mini pancakes

And for something a bit different…

9. Risotto balls

Simply roll leftover risotto into little balls, easy!

10. Homemade sweet potato chips

You can get the recipe for these on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

11. Pizza wheels

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Hayley used our 2 ingredient pizza dough recipe, or you can try these Veggie Pizza Scrolls.

12. Pita pockets pizzas

There are HEAPS of recipes for these on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, and they’re a bit more interesting than your average sandwich!

13. Dips

Check out the Healthy Kids Lunch Boxes eCookbook and the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for some tasty options!

14. Mini wraps

Wholemeal wraps will provide your child with long-lasting energy and fibre, see our Healthy Kids Lunch Boxes eCookbook for delicious ideas!

15. Quiche cups

Our easy cheesy quiche cups are a great way to sneak the veggies in, and adults will love them too!

16. Lettuce wraps

Hayley likes to fill lettuce leaves with things like ham and tomato, tasty!

Hayley’s top 5 tips for lunch boxes

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1. Cook in bulk.

2. Do mini serves of main or adult meals.

3. Use segregated containers so that your kids can build their own crackers etc.

4. Let your kids help you make their lunch box foods, if they make it they are more likely to eat it and they learn valuable life skills.

5. If you have a baby who’s chewing solids, don’t feel limited to spreads on sandwiches. Blend foods up and spread them on bread e.g. chicken, avocado and corn.

The Healthy Kids Lunch Boxes eCookbook is full of over 100 recipes and ideas for your little ones and is a MUST have if you make lunch boxes – or if you want to get your kids eating healthier foods.

Order this amazing book HERE.

written by:

Alex Lilly

Alex is a social media addict and food lover from Sydney's northern beaches. When she's not writing, you can usually find her waiting for the next royal wedding or baby to come along.