13 Sandwich-Free Kids Lunch Box Ideas

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Keeping lunch interesting can be a challenge for busy families. The old sandwich doesn’t always cut it.

If you want your child’s lunchbox to come home empty more often, you might want to try mixing things up with some non-sandwich lunchbox fillers.

We’ve rounded up some simple, colourful non-sandwich fun for you to try this year.

From sushi to salad, tortillas and wraps, your family won’t be bored with lunch, thats for sure! Check them out in the gallery below.

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13 Sandwich-Free Kids Lunch Box Ideas

Tuna rice paper rolls: A huge hit at parties, fresh rice paper rolls also make an excellent lunch, or after-school snack. Find the recipe HERE.

Mexican chicken tortillas: Easy to make and great to whip up with the kids. They make a tasty addition to any lunchbox. Find the recipe HERE.

Banana bread: Deliciously sweet and filling, banana bread is a great sandwich alternative. Find the recipe HERE.

Cauliflower ‘fried rice’ with mushrooms and ham: This tasty recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s cookbook 2-Day Super Diet is not your average fried rice, and the kids will LOVE it! Find the recipe HERE.

Zucchini and cheese fritters: These hot and crunchy fritters make for the best snacks. Serve them with your favourite dip for a delicious lunch-box treat. Find the recipe HERE.

Baked bolognese pasta: Freeze in lunchbox size portions and make your mornings run smoothly. Find the recipe HERE.

The green turkey burger: Take this delicious lettuce wrapped burger to the next step and veg it up! Replace turkey patties with pan-fried haloumi or fried flat mushrooms. Find the recipe HERE.

Tuna sushi sandwiches: These delicious tuna sushi style sandwiches are perfect for a kids’ lunchbox or light snack with drinks. Find the recipe HERE.

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