5 quick and easy packed lunches for your children

Stuck for inspiration? Here's a week's worth of lunch boxes that will provide nutritious and tasty alternatives to the humble sandwich.


  • Pitta and vegetable sticks with hummus
  • Pot of chopped strawberries and plain yogurt 
  • Pumpkin oatmeal biscuit 
  • Water



  • Rice, prawn and mango salad
  • Peas and sweetcorn
  • Blueberries
  • Carton of milk


  • Vegetable soup (in a flask) 
  • Oatcakes 
  • Cubes of cheese 
  • Plum
  • Water


  • Pieces of frittata
  • Mixed salad
  • Seedy flapjack 
  • Diluted fruit juice

Portion sizes should be relative to your child's age and size.

Last updated Tuesday 10 September 2019

First published on Monday 14 September 2015