School lunches

Raspberry and pear muffins.
Raspberry and pear muffins.

Slices, sushi and savoury muffins: There's no need for your kids to open their lunchbox and be greeted by the sight of soggy sandwiches and pre-packaged processed foods. Take a bit of time and get productive with your kids in the kitchen and create some lunchbox envy in the playground with these mostly simple and delicious ideas from our recipe writers and guest chefs.

Recipes and tips

Food. Stephanie Alexander's beetroot and chocolate muffins.
Styling by Bhavani Konings. 
Food preparation by Andrew De Sousa.
SHD SUNDAY LIFE Picture by VANESSA LEVIS
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Beetroot and chocolate muffins

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Apricot and molasses muesli slice.

Apricot and molasses muesli slice

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
ANZAC biscuit.

Anzac biscuits

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (62)
Cranberry banana bread

Cranberry banana bread

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Paula Goodyer

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Easy muesli slice

Easy muesli slice

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
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Banana muffins

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Ham and cheese muffins

Bite-size ham and cheese muffins

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (28)
Raspberry and pear muffins.

Pear and raspberry muffins

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Greenwich, Sydney. Food prepared by Lynne Mullins..... Beetroot Brownies. Photo: Quentin Jones. July 19, 2011

Chocolate and beetroot brownies

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
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Chicken and tzatziki wrap

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Green Grocer Wrap

Green Grocer Wrap

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Tony Chiodo

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Carrot cakes for the Easter Bunny.

Mini carrot cakes

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Lunch box recipes.

Tasty chicken balls

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Michelle Curtis

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (23)
carrot

Oat and carrot slice

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Kristy Komadina

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
Lamb and vegie wrap.

Lamb and vegie wrap with sweet chilli sauce

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Dieticians Association of Australia

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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High-top apple cinnamon muffins

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Melissa Klemke

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (31)
Soft rolls with omelet and prosciutto

Soft rolls with omelet and prosciutto

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Mrs Atkins fruit slice

Mrs Atkins fruit slice

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (38)
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Macaroni slice

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Michelle Klemke

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (39)