Healthy snacks and lunchbox ideas

Easy kids cooking

Make your child's lunchbox exciting and stop after-school meltdowns! These easy recipes help you get ahead, and your child can have fun helping you with the prep.

What better way to send children back to school after the last couple of months than with a few exciting additions in their lunchbox. Prepare lunch as a surprise – or turn the prep into an activity you can share together. 

1) Eat the rainbow dessert

What you’ll need: sugar-free or natural yogurt, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries

What to do:

1. Remove the stems from the strawberries and finely chop all the berries.
2. Layer the berries with yogurt . If you’re using natural yogurt, add half a teaspoon of honey.

2). Chocolate dipped tangerine


What you’ll need: tangerine segments, chocolate

What to do:

1. Ask your child to break up the chocolate into squares and pop them in a microwavable bowl.
2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 10 second bursts.
3. Help them dip the segments in the chocolate and leave to cool and set.

3) Star shaped sandwiches: the envy of the playground!

What you’ll need: wholemeal bread, turkey slices (optional), soft cheese, cucumber, lettuce

What to do:

1. Make up the sandwich by spreading soft cheese onto the slices of wholemeal bread. Add a layer of turkey (if using), a layer of sliced cucumber and two lettuce leaves on top. Press down firmly on the top of the sandwich.
2. Use a the biscuit cutter to shape the sandwiches.