Food & Fitness Friday – Back to School Lunchbox Ideas 

The summer is drawing to a close and it will soon be time for school to start once again. Fortunately for us, both of the children will be having free school meals, but if you plan on providing a lunchbox for your little one, I’ve come up with a list of items for inspiration to keep things mixed up throughout the week! 


It’s worth noting that some schools have stricter policies than others and won’t allow certain foods, so always check first if you’re unsure. It’s also worth noting that in general, schools will have a no nut policy in place in case of allergies so things like peanut butter shouldn’t be used. 

Savoury

Cold pasta 

Salami 

Cous cous 

Crudités (chopped cucumber, celery, carrot, peppers) 

Dips e.g. Hummus, salsa 

Chunks of cheese 

Halved tomatoes 

Sandwiches 

Crackers 

Breadsticks 

Soup in a thermos 

Olives 

Pretzels 

Pinwheels 

Oatcakes 

Wraps 

Sliced meats such as ham, chicken, beef

Rice cakes 

Seeds 

Mixed beans 

Falafel  

Bagels 

Savoury muffins 

Quiche 

Boiled egg

Sweet 

A banana 

Halved grapes 

Apple slices 

Fresh fruit – pears, tangerines, plums, peaches, apricots 

Slices of pineapple

Watermelon chunks 

Dried fruit 

Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries 

Flapjacks 

Breakfast bar 

Yoghurt 

Jelly 

Dry Cereal 

Granola 

Pancakes 

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