Ready to step up your lunchbox game in 2022?

Whether you’re a whiz in the kitchen, or prefer to stick to the basics, we hope you’ll find some recipes in the below collection that will appeal to your family.

Nutrition Australia Queensland website

This is a non-profit community organisation that has lots of great suggestions for sneaking veggies into lunchbox fare. We’ve already printed out their Carrot Cake Bliss Balls and Cheesy Pizza Scroll recipes. They have a simple Sushi Making Guide too. Nutrition Australia also has a Healthy Lunchbox Week website full of great recipes like Ants on a log and Sandwich Sushi.

Lunchbox Mini

This is a lunchbox business run by a Brisbane mother-of-two. Anna has lots of healthy, fuss-free recipes on her blog, many of which are delivered via short video demos. She has a big focus on recipes that can be made ahead of time and frozen. You’ll find things like How I Make Wraps Fun, ANZAC Bliss balls and 3 ingredient Ham & Cheese Parcels.

School Lunch Box Facebook page

You’ll find lots of inspiration on this Facebook page run by Australian dad and author George Georgievski who has lots of clever ideas for making lunchboxes fun. If you like to be a bit adventurous in the kitchen, he also features recipes for things like d-i-y mini croissants and bagels.

My Food Religion

If you like preservative/additive-free cooking, the recipes on Shan Cooper’s My Food Religion website will appeal (she’s on Instagram and Facebook too). Try gluten-free/dairy-free/nut-free lcm barssuper-simple paleo choc chip cookies and a healthier version of the traditional jam drops.

Healthier Happier (Queensland Government) website

You’ll find some fun and simple ideas on the recipe page of this website, many of them feature pictures of entire lunchboxes filled with the main fare as well as snacks. Their healthy school lunchbox page has individual recipes for things like zucchini slicedate muesli slice and flavoured popcorn.

Where do you get your lunchbox inspiration?

If you’ve got any other suggestions we’d love to hear them! Please drop us a line at info@parentsnetwork.qld.edu.au or connect with us on our Facebook page and we’ll keep updating this list throughout the year.