Lunch box Ideas

Here you will find a number of lunch box ideas, colour-coded for each day of the week!
Included are gluten-free, lactose-free and nut-free options.

 

YELLOW MONDAY

RECESS

  • Fresh pineapple pieces / Banana
  • Mango honey gummies
  • Banana Chia Pod (available in supermarkets)

LUNCH

  • Corn thins (ie. Real Foods) + cheddar cheese slices/cubes
  • Corn cob
  • Boiled egg
  • Yellow capsicum sticks (or any colour)

Gluten-free – Lactose-free – Nut-free

RED TUESDAY

RECESS

  • Small container of cherry tomatoes
  • Strawberries / Raspberries / Red apple / Watermelon pieces
  • Naturally nood bar ‘Berry Licious’ (available from Woolworths) – contains nuts
  • Refined sugar-free strawberry yoghurt (ie. Jalna)

LUNCH

Gluten-free – Can be made Lactose-free and Nut-free

GREEN WEDNESDAY

RECESS

LUNCH

  • Rice cakes (ie. Pure Harvest or Sun Rice) + ¼-½ avocado + tin tuna – pack these separately with knife and fork for child to make at lunch time
  • Zucchini Slice
  • Snowpeas + cucumber sticks with tzatziki or guacamole dip (ie. Obela brand)
  • Green apple / Kiwi fruit

Gluten-free – Nut-free – Can be made Lactose-free

ORANGE THURSDAY

RECESS

  • Orange quarters / Mandarin / Tangelo
  • Organic corn chips (ie. Macro) – pack in a small ziplock bag
  • Carrot sticks with cream cheese or Hommus (ie. Roza’s or Macro brand)
  • Chocolate fudge gummies

LUNCH

  • Wholegrain sandwich – curried egg, grated carrot + cucumber
  • Small container of orange cherry tomatoes
  • Orange cake bliss balls
  • Rockmelon cubes / Apricot

Nut-free – Can be made Lactose-free and Gluten-free

BLUE FRIDAY

RECESS

LUNCH

  • Row of wholegrain or plain rice crackers (ie. Sakata) with cheddar cheese +/or roast beef slices – pack these separately for child to combine at lunch time
  • Purple (or orange) carrot and cucumber sticks with tzatziki dip
  • Blueberry Chia Pod (available in supermarkets) or refined sugar-free mixed berry yoghurt (ie. Jalna)

Gluten-free – Can be made Lactose-free and Nut-free

The above lists provide several options for each day. Serving size depends on your child’s age.
It is important to ensure proper food hygeine for food safety. It is advised to pack lunches with a cooling brick and insulated bag.