35+ Lunchbox Recipes For the Whole Family


Did you know that the world is celebrating ‘Pack your lunch day’ on March 10th? Oh yes, that is for real. But hey, who doesn’t like celebrations? So, to celebrate that, I collected 35+ best lunch box recipes for your little one (and the rest of your family). Share yours in the comment and I will add it to the list!

lunch box recipes

The best thing about these recipes is the fact that they are perfect for your kids, but also you! Take this to work and you will feel energized all day long.

First – lunch box tips and tricks!

1. Choose fresh food. Not only are fresh foods better for you and your kids, but they even taste better.

2. Freeze what you can. You can prepare your snacks when you’re free and then just freeze them. It will save you time when you’re busy from work.

3. Keep your food safe. Choose an insulated lunch box or one with a freezer pack to keep the lunch box cool. You should pack food like eggs or dairy products if just cooked. First cool in the refrigerator overnight.

4. Go vegetarian at least two days a week. Replace it with a plant-based protein-rich food that will also fill you up.

5. Let your kids pack their own lunches. You will save time and they will not complain about their lunch.

And here is a list of 35+ lunch box recipes from around the web you can choose from.

1. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Chips – Vegetable chips can be really tasteful. This is amazing!

2. Ham & Cheese Muffins – Ham and cheese, how can you go wrong with that?

3. No-Bake Granola Bars – Perfect recipe for when you don’t feel like baking.

4. Rice Puff Bars – Kid of all ages just adore rice puffs. Try to make your own!

5. Apple Cartwheels – Apples with a yummy filling.

6. Monte Carlo biscuits – This is yummy classic!

7. Cheese, chutney and ham pinwheels – This is one of my favorites!

8. Fruit Kebabs – One really simple idea and the cutest one!

9. Cheese Puffs – It’s called cheese puffs, but it’s full of veggies!

10. Peanut Butter Brownie – For peanut butter lovers!

11. Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Healthy version of cookies!

12. Banana Molasses Granola Bars – Granola bars are perfect for quick burst of energy.

13. Acai Bowl – Time for superfruit!

14. Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies – Cookies with carrot!

15. Homemade Parmesan Potato Chips – Potato chips are not really healthy, but why not try homemade option?

16. Chicken Roll Surprise – Stuffed chicken!

17. Mini Quiches – Who doesn’t like quiches?

18. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – You can put it in a jar! Love that!

19. Baked Quinoa Burgers – This is one of my favorite veggie burgers!

20. Savory Spinach Rolls – Don’t worry about spinach, your kids will love this!

Savory Spinach Rolls

21. Rice Balls – Cute and simple!

22. Pea Fritters – Wonderful and tasty lunch for your kids!

23. 3 Ingredient Mini Muffins – Just three ingredients!

24. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls – Coolest idea ever!

25. Roasted Eggplant Sandwich – Different type of sandwich.

26. Veggies Stored in Dip – Simple and you don’t need to cook!

27. Tuna Dippers – You can prepare it a day before!

28. Zucchini Slice – I adore zucchinis and this is the next on my ‘to cook’ list!

29. Vegetable Muffins – Healthy muffins!

30. Holy Guacamole Sandwich – I can’t wait to try this sandwich!

31. Banana Bread – You can’t go wrong with banana bread!

32. Wheat and Refined Sugar-Free Carrot Cake – One of the healthiest cakes I’ve ever seen.

33. Sandwich Sushi – Looks so interesting!

34. Raspberry Baby Muffins Sugar-Free – Muffins without sugar!

35. Veggie Wraps – Veggies are always the best lunch choice!

36. Raspberry Almond Lunch Box Waffles – Cute and interesting!

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  • Reply Debbie Z March 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    What a great collection of lunch ideas!! I wish my son wasn’t such a picky eater!

    • Reply Marina March 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      I have one picky little person myself, but she likes lots of things from this list 🙂

  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast March 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I have been on a mission to find healthy lunches to pack for work, so I was really excited to see that you had shared this post with Hump Day Happenings. You have some really good ideas! I’m going to pin this to refer to whenever I need a new idea for my lunch.

  • Reply Cynthia L March 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    What a great list of lunch ideas. I am sure any child would love a lunch filled with some of these! Thanks for linking to the This is How We Roll Link Party!

  • Reply Melissa Vera March 14, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Wow this is a great list. I am always looking for ideas for lunch. I love this and thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week.

  • Reply Mindie March 16, 2015 at 2:31 am

    What a wonderful list! We homeschool, but I love getting new ideas to fill their plates. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Emulsified Family March 19, 2015 at 4:46 am

    My kids eat their lunches so much better when they pack them the night before. It’s a bit chaotic (still need to work on that), but so much better!! 🙂 Thanks for the links to the lunch ideas!

  • Reply Priyam March 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    What a great list! I am always looking for lunch ideas. With my picky eaters, it feels like I always have very few option left for lunch. But hoping that with more new ideas, they might pick something they like..:)

    Also wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by and linking at the March hobnob. Glad you could join us…:)

    -Priyam @

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