20 clever lunchbox ideas for toddlers

Posted on January 11th, 2019

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20 clever lunchbox ideas for toddlers

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.

Tuna cups

These are super easy to make especially if you have leftover sweet potato, and they’re perfect for lunch.

Tuna Cups

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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.

Lamb meatballs

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Jaffels

Use last night’s leftovers as a filling. Kids will love this yummy lunch treat!

Jaffels

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Beef and avocado wraps

Wraps are always a winner!

Beef and avocado wraps

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Chicken sausages and cherry tomato kebabs

Add mushrooms and cheese to these kebabs for a more filling lunch treat.

Chicken sausages and cherrry tomato kebabs

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Grilled chicken breast strips

Serve them with hummus and pieces of pita bread.

Grilled chicken breast strips

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Easy sandwich fillings

Try these yummy sandwich fillings for a quick and filling lunch idea!

Easy sandwich fillings

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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.

Chickpea burgers with sweet potato wedges

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Blueberry and chicken parcels

Kids will love the novel idea of a ‘food parcel’ for lunch.

Chicken and blueberry parcel

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Tropical chicken salad with yogurt dressing

This yummy summer salad is great for toddlers and adults, and very easy to prepare!

Tropical chicken salad

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Beef, roast butternut and wholewheat pasta with sage and olive oil

Make this for dinner and save some for your little one’s lunchbox.

Beef, roast butternut and wholewheat pasta with sage and olive oil

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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.

Creamy chicken phyllo pie

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Chicken and bean quesadillas

Quesadillas are quick and fun to make.

Chicken & Bean Quesadillas

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Stuffed pitta pockets

Stuff pitta pockets with a nutritious filling for a nice change from an ordinary sandwich for your child’s lunchbox.

Stuffed pita pockets

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Mini vetkoek with savoury mince

These are easy to make and are perfect for your little one’s lunchbox.

Mini Vetkoek and savoury mince

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Easy mushroom and bacon crustless quiche

This easy mushroom and bacon crustless quiche is perfect for your toddler’s lunchbox.

Mushroom and bacon crustless quiche

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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.

Pizza Roll Ups

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Homemade bread cones

Lunch with a twist – your toddler will love this novel sandwich idea.

Homemade bread cones

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Butter bean dip with crudités

Serve this yummy butter bean dip with pita bread sticks or crudités in your toddler’s lunchbox.

Butter bean dip

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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.

Mini chicken prego rolls

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About Xanet Scheepers

Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day.