Pack the kids off with a tasty, balanced lunch every day of the week. Here's some inspo to get you started...
mini meatballs in pitta breads
Mini koftes are a great way of spicing up lunchboxes. Fill a pitta with salad, koftes and a little mayo and you're onto a winner. You can use this meatball mixture to make mini meatloaves in a muffin tin too. Batch-cook and freeze!
kidney bean burgers
These veggie burgers are just as good cold as they are hot - making them perfect for lunchboxes! Serve with a dollop of guacamole or mashed avocado - just make sure to mix in a little melon or lime juice to stop the avocado going brown over time.
PEar and cinnamon crisps
Baked rather than fried, these sweetly spiced fruit chips seasoned with warming cinnamon are a delicious alternative to salty snacks.
Tzatziki dip with carrot batons
Colourful and crunchy, this tasty snack will give them something to look forward to come lunchtime. Taking just 5 minutes to make from scratch, this creamy dip is a fantastic, lower-fat alternative to houmous.
Broccoli and cheese frittata bars
These cheesy frittata bars are ideal for a picnic or lunch boxes as they taste amazing cold - almost like a crustless quiche. And, thanks to their mini size, they're also super easy for little hands to hold.
Coronation chicken dippers with mango sauce
This flavour-packed baked chicken lunchbox is bursting with colour and fruity flavour thanks to the mango ad sweet chilli drip. For older kids, use this to make a burrito using a wrap - add salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and salsa to make it more substantial.
Containing only naturally occurring sugars, these blueberry doughnuts make a perfect lunchbox snack. They're also baked rather than fried - get kids in the kitchen to make these as a weekend baking project and they'll love eating the fruits of their labour in their lunchbox, all week long!