• Packing a lunchbox that is wholesome and nutritious but also keeps the kids happy is tough, especially when it has to be done 5 days a week. To give you some inspiration, we rounded up 10 tasty lunchbox fillers that will be a hit and also tick the healthier box! 


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    1. Sesame-crusted chicken with quickled slaw

    Succulent and flavourful, you’ll be asked to make these sesame-crusted chicken strips again and again!


    lunchbox ideas

    2. Mini green frittata muffins

    These easy green frittata egg ‘muffins’ are the perfect size to pack in a lunchbox as a quick snack or on-the-go lunch.


    3. Chargrilled veggie wraps

    Prepare a large batch of roasted veggies so that these wraps can be whipped up in no time at all during the week!


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    4. Wheaty banana & cranberry loaves

    Packed full of fibre, these wheaty banana & cranberry loaves with a honey glaze are a delicious lunchbox filler.


    5. Creamy chicken pasta salad

    Thinly sliced gherkins and crunchy pecans add a little something extra to this lunchbox classic.


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    6. Avocado yoghurt dip

    Pack this creamy dip in a small container with a few crackers or toasted flatbread to enjoy it with.


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    7. Spinach, blue cheese and walnut puffs

    Golden puff pastry filled with a creamy, zingy mix of blue cheese, spinach and walnuts. If your kids are less adventurous when it comes to food, swap out the blue cheese for camembert or mozzarella.

    8. Carrot, almond and flaxseed crackers

    Packed full of all the good stuff, these healthy flaxseed crackers are delicious with a dip or topped with sliced cheese and tomato.


    lunchbox ideas

    9. Prune, almond and oat muesli snack bars

    These muesli bars are a tasty treat for lunchboxes – switch it up and add other kinds of dried fruit or even dark chocolate chips.


    10. Hummus with falafel

    These chickpea falafels are a delicious alternative to meatballs and are a convenient, mess-free lunchbox filler.


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    Kirsty is the food assistant on the Food&Home team. Usually baking up a storm, snapping pics on her camera or buried in her beloved recipe books, she also spends her time tinkering on the piano, doing contemporary dancing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.