The ultimate back to school guide with lunch box recipe ideas, hacks and meal prep tips

With kids heading back to school we thought we would compile the ultimate back-to-school guide to help you survive the chaos. Read t now!
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With the kids back to school next week why not prep some lunch box snacks for school or after-school snacks!

Your kids will be fighting off all the other kids not to steal their delicious Healthy Mummy school snacks!

Plus we got some tips and hacks to help parents make a smooth transition and make the back to school period less of a stressful time.

20 recipes perfect for back to school meal prepping

Any recipes with peanut butter can be swapped with tahini for nut free or keep the ones containing nuts for at home as an after school snack!

1. Choc Chip Muffins

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2. Chocolate Weetbix Slice

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3. Nut Free Honey and Raspberry Muffins

Nut-free honey and raspberry muffins

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4. Apple Crumble Slice

apple crumble slice

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5. Easy Zucchini Muffins

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6. Healthy Oat Honey Slice

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7. Chewy Coconut Oat Bars

Homemade Muesli Bars

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8. Chewy Chocolate Musli Bars

Chocolate Muesli Bar

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9. Banana Bliss Blass

Banana Bread Bliss

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10. Carrot Zucchini Cake

Carrot Zucchini Cake

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11. Dairy, egg and nut free Raspberry Ripple Cake

Ripple Cake

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12. Healthy Pizza Scrolls

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13. Cranberry, coconut and puffed rice muesli bars


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14. Nut free super seed muesli bars

Muesli Bars

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15. Chocolate hazelnut muesli bars

Chocolate Hazelnut Muesli Bars

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17. Healthy homemade Milo

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18. Nut free chewy choc mint muesli bars

Nut Free Chewy Choc Mint Muesli Bars

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19. Basic pikelet batter

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20. 4 ingredient crispy shapes biscuit recipe


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Here are a few more recipe options for the kid’s lunch boxes:

Back to school hacks and lunch box meal prepping tips

Below you will find links to healthy snacks, sweet and savoury, lunch box prepping tips, tricks, back to school dinners.

Mums guide to meal prepping a healthy lunch box

Now that you have all these amazing recipes, how to plan or prep ahead with the kid’s lunches to make sure you don’t run out of time and just opt for the unhealthy options?

Read our mums guide to healthy lunch boxes.

Back to School healthy lunch box guide

25 Back to school hacks

Back to school is a crazy time for any parent which is why we compiled this list of 25 hacks to help try and make it a bit easier. The hacks cover uniform and shoes, lunches and drink bottles, books and stationery and organisation.

12 simple lunch box hacks to save you time (

There you have it you can now get prepared for the hectic back to school period armed with recipes, hacks and tips to make it as smooth as possible.

Free kids lunch boxes sneak peek recipe pack

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