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Healthy Lunchbox Recipes

I am always on the look out for yummy, healthy lunchbox goodies that the kids will love.

I love the idea of preparing and cooking our own foods. I have a little saying when choosing foods for my family.

“Farm, not factory.”

I feel that encouraging our children to consider where their food comes from before they eat it, is one of the factors that will contribute to them making healthy food choices even when they are older.

While I enjoy preparing tasty lunchbox friendly snacks and treats, recipe development is NOT a strength of mine at all – not through lack of trying I can assure you!

This being said, I thought I would leave the recipe creating for the experts and I will just stick to baking and eating their yummy culinary designs.

This post is round up of delicious, nutritious lunchbox friendly recipes that we have used and LOVED!

Healthy Lunchbox Snacks Recipe Round Up

I am all for veg being out in the open in our lunchboxes however I am also a believer of there being nothing wrong with a bit of hidden veg snuck in here and there as well. *wink, wink*

As I discover and try new recipes, I will add them to the list. This being said, please save this post a keep an eye on it for more easy to prepare veggie filled snack inspiration!

The Recipe Developers

I would also like to take this moment to say a huge “Thank you for all you do!” and “Well done!” to the lovely recipe masterminds who have spent hours trialling and playing with different recipe ideas for helpless wonders in the kitchen like me!

Kylie @ Kidgredients

Bernadette @ Goodie Goodie Lunchbox

Julicious @ Recipe Community


Amy @ Healthy Little Foodies

Your efforts are being celebrated with every bite! Thank you for taking the time and creativity to create easy, step by step recipes that help parents like me provide our children with healthy lunches and snacks!

The Recipes

These are recipes that we have tried ourselves and loved!

This recipe was created by Kylie @Kidsgredients. 

They are full of carrot goodness and would even make a yummy Mummy lunch filled with some fresh tomato and peppery rocket. Making these muffins I was a little concerned as the mixture is quite dry compare to what I am used to however they came out beautifully!

Carrot Cheddar and Poppy Seed Crackers

This recipe was created by Bernadette @GoodieGoodieLunchbox.

I love that they contain both wholemeal flour and oats along with some trusty carrot- extra fibre anyone? The dough comes together beautifully and is really easy to work with. They are going to be delish stacked with our favourite toppings or teamed up with a yummy dip.

Carrot Cheddar and Poppy Seed Crackers

Soft Carrot Cookies

This recipe was created by Kylie @Kidgredients

I had never considered using carrots in a cookie before. I am so glad to have come across this recipe! They are so easy to make (Miss 22m loved helping mash the carrots). Next time I will roll the batter for a smoother cookie other than that I would not change a thing! They are a lovely sweet treat and did I mention dairy free?

Soft Carrot Cookie

Pear Blueberry and Ginger Muffins

This recipe was created by Bernadette @GoodieGoodieLunchbox.

This teeny little muffin is jam packed with fruit! They are refined sugar and free and YUM! The ginger is very subtle so don’t be afraid of adding it. We have supped a pear with an apple before and they still came up fabulously!

Pear, blueberry and ginger muffins

Zucchini Brownies

This recipe is by Julicious @Recipe Community

This recipe has been a go to for us for years. It’s super forgiving, egg and dairy free and contains 500g of zucchini! I have swapped olive oil for coconut oil, cocoa for cacao and sugar for rice malt syrup and its still worked well every time!

Egg and Dairy free Zucchini Brownie
Zucchini Brownie

Chocolate Chickpea Biscuits

This recipe was created by Peta @TRTLMT

These are again another recipe that we have used and loved for years now. They are a soft biscuit and full of chickpea goodness! Make them dairy free by swapping butter for coconut oil! I have halved the sugar without compromising the taste so feel free to experiment!

Chocolate Chickpea Biscuits
Chocolate Chickpea Biscuits

Zucchini Bites

This recipe was created by Amy @ Healthy Little Foodies

We only recently discovered this recipe. On the first day of making them, one batch only lasted an hour between the three of us! They are YUM! Even Miss 23m who isnt a fan of egg ate them down and asked for more.

Zucchini Bites
Zucchini Bites

As we discover new recipes, we will keep adding them to this blossoming list!

Stay tuned for more lunchbox inspiration!

Dani D x

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14 thoughts on “Healthy Lunchbox Recipes”

  1. Definitely saving this post! I love having healthy ‘grab and go’ type foods that I can take when we go on playdates or outings that my picky toddler will love.


  2. SO important to have a fresh and healthy option for the kids – too many these days start out early on the processed sugars and refined salts! Thanks for sharing, very informative and have forwarded this on to young parents we know ๐Ÿ™‚


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