Is there anything more frightening than realising school’s back in a couple of weeks, and that the perpetual struggle for lunch box inspiration is about to roll around again?
This list of lunch box tips is by no means exhaustive, nor will it be the answer to your lunch box struggle. But it has some of our go-to lunch box hacks, so it might help a little. That’s got to count for something, no?
- Mini Muffins. Try doubling your recipe, cook, and then freeze.
- Zucchini slice/ frittatas. Cut into small portions once cooked and then freeze.
- Freeze favourite dips in ice-cube trays, then pop one or two cubes into a container in the morning, along with veggie sticks or crackers.
- Bliss Balls. Blend, roll and freeze two ingredient bliss balls; try coconut and date, or dried apricot and coconut.
- Prep extra veggies. If you’re lucky to have children who enjoy veggies, simply prep extra at dinner time, and put them aside.
- Pikelets. Save some of that breakfast pancake batter and whip up some pikelets. Freeze.
- Skewers. Because anything on a skewer is instantly more fun. Try mozzarella balls with cherry tomatoes, or anything with fruit.
- Popcorn snack mix. Add your favourite seeds and dried fruit to freshly popped corn and store in an air-tight container.
- Use cookie cutters to create fun, shaped sandwiches.
And here are our top 5 favourite Instagram accounts for lunch box tips , too:
We’ve also had a hunt through our recipes too and the below might also prove helpful: