Lunch ideas | 300+ easy ideas for a happy lunch box

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Dairy drink (drink or lunch)

  1. Blueberry smoothie
  2. Drinking yogurt
  3. Frozen milk (will defrost)
  4. Fruit smoothie
  5. Skimmed milk
  6. Soy milk
  7. Strawberry smoothie
  8. Therrmos of hot chocolate

Apple juiceJuice (drink with lunch)

  1. Chilled water
  2. Frozen juice boxes
  3. Orange juice
  4. Unsweetened fruit juice

Baguette filling (lunch)

  1. Chicken and avocado
  2. Mince in crusty rolls
  3. Roast beef, pesto and cheese
  4. Roast pork and apple
  5. Salami in baguette
  6. Salami, pesto and cheese baguette
  7. Swiss cheese and salami
  8. Turkey and cranberry sauce
  9. Turkey and mayonnaise

Bread roll filling (lunch)

  1. Tuna, sweet corn and mayonnaise
  2. Chicken, coriander, lettuce and mayonnaise
  3. Corned beef, chutney and lettuce
  4. Sliced beef and horseradish
  5. Silverside and coleslaw
  6. Ham, lettuce and tomato
  7. Egg, lettuce and mayonnaise
  8. Beef slices

Save time by freezing lunches for the week!

Sandwich – freezable (Lunch)

  1. Cheese (add extras at lunch)
  2. Chicken and pesto
  3. Chicken cheese and mayonnaise
  4. Chicken slices
  5. Chopped boiled egg mixed with mayonnaise
  6. Corned beef and cheese
  7. Corned beef and cheese
  8. Corned beef and pickle
  9. Cream cheese and nuts
  10. Devon
  11. Egg and mayonnaise sandwiches
  12. Ham and butter
  13. Ham and cheese
  14. Ham in bread baguette
  15. Ham slices
  16. Ham, cheese (and pickle between)
  17. Peanut butter
  18. Roast beef
  19. Roast beef (and relish between)
  20. Roast pork
  21. Salmon
  22. Sliced cheese
  23. Sloppy Joes (mince only)
  24. Strasbourg and tomato chutney
  25. Tuna
  26. Tuna, corn and little mayonnaise
  27. Tuna, onion and mayonnaise
  28. Turkey slices
  29. Turkey, cheese and cranberry
  30. Vegemite and cheese
  31. Vegemite or Marmite

Sandwich – fresh (lunch)

  1. Cheese and cucumber
  2. Chicken, mayonnaise and alfalfa
  3. Devon, tomato, lettuce and cheese
  4. Ham and tomato sandwich
  5. Sandwich scrolls with lling
  6. Tomato, cheese, lettuce and tomato

Wrap filling (lunch)

  1. Fish fingers, mayonnaise and lettuce
  2. Chicken, bacon and avocado
  3. Crunchy chicken Caesar wrap
  4. Seafood (extender), mayonnaise and salad wrap
  5. Egg and mayonnaise wrap
  6. Cheese and meat wraps
  7. Roast beef and chutney wrap
  8. Vegetarian ‘fake’ meats

Bagel (lunch)

  1. Cream cheese, carrot and raisins.
  2. Salmon and cream cheese bagels
  3. Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and onion
  4. Cream cheese, tomato and bacon
  5. Smoked salmon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
  6. Red onion, cream cheese and mayonnaise
  7. Pesto, cream cheese and tomato
  8. Tuna and creamed sweet corn
  9. Salami and Swiss cheese
  10. Salami
  11. Chicken and coleslaw
  12. Chicken and cheese
  13. Turkey and cheese
  14. Egg and mayonnaise

Pita bread filling (lunch)

  1. Ham and cheese pita
  2. Falafel, salad and tahini
  3. Lamb meatballs, tomatoes, parsley, tahini
  4. Smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheese, rocket lettuce
  5. Roast capsicum, tomato, onion, zucchini, mustard
  6. Egg, mayonnaise, onion, chives
  7. Brie or Camembert and celery
  8. Chicken schnitzel, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato
  9. Tomato, feta, cucumber, olives, oregano
  10. Chicken and coleslaw

Rice paper roll filling (lunch)

  1. Chinese cabbage, sprouts, mint, coriander, sweet soy
  2. Sprouts, carrots, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, coriander
  3. Chicken, sprouts, coriander, Vermicelli noodles (Dipping sauces: soy or sweet chilli)

Fruit – canned (snack or lunch)

  1. Apples
  2. Fruit salad
  3. Peaches
  4. Pears
  5. Pineapple
  6. Two fruits

Fruit – dried (snack or lunch)

  1. Apple and Sultanas
  2. Apple chips
  3. Apple slices
  4. Banana chips
  5. Dried apples
  6. Dried !gs
  7. Dried mango
  8. Dried pineapple
  9. Mixed dried fruit
  10. Prunes
  11. Raisins

Great for a snack or play lunch!

Fruit – fresh (snack or lunch)

  1. Apple slices
  2. Baby bananas
  3. Banana
  4. Fruit salad
  5. Grapes
  6. Kiwifruit
  7. Mandarins
  8. Melon
  9. Nectarine
  10. Oranges cut in sections
  11. Plums
  12. Raspberries
  13. Sliced pear
  14. Strawberries

Fruit – frozen (snack or lunch)

  1. Frozen raspberries
  2. Frozen grapes
  3. Frozen strawberries
  4. Frozen blueberries
  5. Fruit in a tube (snack)
  6. Fruit in jelly
  7. Fruit purees

Salad (lunch)

  1. Chicken and couscous salad
  2. Cous cous salads
  3. Noodle salad
  4. Pasta salad
  5. Pasta sausage salad
  6. Potato salad
  7. Tuna pasta salad
  8. Tuna salad

Savoury – baked (snack or lunch)

  1. Carrot muffins
  2. Cheese and bacon rolls
  3. Cheesy bread sticks
  4. Healthy scrolls
  5. Homemade mini pasties
  6. Homemade sausage rolls
  7. Parmesan toast
  8. Pesto and parmesan muns
  9. Pita chips with guacamole
  10. Pizza
  11. Pizza scrolls
  12. Pizza strips
  13. Potato frittata
  14. Pumpkin muffins
  15. Pumpkin scones
  16. Quiche
  17. Risotto cakes
  18. Samosas
  19. Savoury cheese muffins
  20. Scones with grated vegetables
  21. Sliced veggie potato bake
  22. Small buttered roll on side
  23. Stuffed baked potatoes
  24. Sun-dried tomato muffins
  25. Wholemeal muffins
  26. Zucchini and carrot slice
  27. Zucchini loaf