Packing a lunchbox for your child is probably one of the things parents dread most. We put together a collection of great lunchbox ideas for toddlers to make this task easier for you.
These are super easy to make especially if you have leftover sweet potato, and they’re perfect for lunch.
Veggie packed lamb meatballs
Meatballs are always a winner. Make a batch of these the night before (the great thing with this recipe is that you can sneak in some veggies). Remember to include a dipping sauce, or you can even make hummus to go with the meatballs.
Use last night’s leftovers as a filling. Kids will love this yummy lunch treat!
Beef and avocado wraps
Wraps are always a winner!
Chicken sausages and cherry tomato kebabs
Add mushrooms and cheese to these kebabs for a more filling lunch treat.
Grilled chicken breast strips
Serve them with hummus and pieces of pita bread.
Easy sandwich fillings
Try these yummy sandwich fillings for a quick and filling lunch idea!
Chickpea burgers with sweet potato wedges
Who doesn’t love a burger for lunch. Use smaller buns for your little one if you know he doesn’t have a big appetite.
Blueberry and chicken parcels
Kids will love the novel idea of a ‘food parcel’ for lunch.
Tropical chicken salad with yogurt dressing
This yummy summer salad is great for toddlers and adults, and very easy to prepare!
Beef, roast butternut and wholewheat pasta with sage and olive oil
Make this for dinner and save some for your little one’s lunchbox.
Creamy chicken phyllo pie
If you are short on time in the mornings, prepare this dish the night before for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch.
Chicken and bean quesadillas
Quesadillas are quick and fun to make.
Stuffed pitta pockets
Stuff pitta pockets with a nutritious filling for a nice change from an ordinary sandwich for your child’s lunchbox.
Mini vetkoek with savoury mince
These are easy to make and are perfect for your little one’s lunchbox.
Easy mushroom and bacon crustless quiche
This easy mushroom and bacon crustless quiche is perfect for your toddler’s lunchbox.
Pizza roll ups
These clever homemade pizza roll ups require a little more effort, but we can guarantee you that your toddler’s lunchbox will come home empty.
Homemade bread cones
Lunch with a twist – your toddler will love this novel sandwich idea.
Butter bean dip with crudités
Serve this yummy butter bean dip with pita bread sticks or crudités in your toddler’s lunchbox.
Mini chicken prego rolls
Struggling to feed your picky eater? These mini chicken prego rolls might be the answer you’re looking for. They are quick and easy to make, and your toddler will love them.
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