Making your child’s lunch each day isn’t an easy task! The same old vegemite or chicken sandwich can get a little humdrum. It’s a good idea to offer variety in your child’s lunch box. Not only will it help with boredom, but it ensures they’re being offered a variety of healthy nutrients from various food sources.
Using leftover meals is a great way to keep to a budget, prevent waste and provide nutritious meals. We’ve created the following lunch box ideas from various including rice, pasta, meatballs and chicken. Give them a try and see how your kids like them! Links to the recipes are below.
Fried rice with egg and chicken, served with homemade mini muffins, green salad and fresh berries.
A deconstructed chicken sandwich with grilled chicken strips, cheese, flat bread and salad.
A spaghetti muffin, with cereal bites and fresh berries.
Left over meatball sandwich with cucumber sticks, green beans, Cherry tomato and fresh berries.
Left over English muffin pizza. Served with side salad sticks and fresh berries.
Haloumi salad with grilled chicken, a muffin and fresh fruit.
Left over meatballs with cheese sticks, pita bread, fresh veggies and fruit.
Plain pasta with grilled chicken, veggie sticks, fresh fruit and a cheese stick.
Left over rice loaf with a side serve of veggie sticks, cereal bites and fresh fruit.
Here’s how to use your leftover pasta and rice to make the following lunch box friendly recipes: