Healthy Lunch Box Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

Nutrition // Sarah Link // 29 January 2015

It’s 7.30am and you’re staring into your fridge thinking a very common thought, what the hell am I going to put in the school lunch boxes today?

Lunch Box Help Is At Hand!

Despite our good intentions, it’s easy to get in a healthy lunch box slump when our culinary creativity has reached an all-time low.

Fear not! Our 12WBT dieticians and recipe writers have created three healthy lunch boxes, packed with yummy, healthy meals the kids will love – chicken and salad sandwiches, yoghurt pots, fresh fruit and veggies, wraps, and more. You’ll get a gold star, too!

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Free 12WBT Recipe: Egg, Cheese and Lettuce Sandwich

Serves one

  • 1 Cage Free Egg (59g)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Low Fat Mayonnaise (10g)
  • 2 slices Wholegrain Bread (160g)
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 40g Mixed Salad Leaves
  • 1/2 Lebanese Cucumber (65g)


1. Place egg into a small saucepan of water and bring to the boil over high heat. As soon as the water boils, begin timing for 5 minutes. Drain well and rinse under cold water, then set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to cut cucumber into ribbons.
3. Peel egg and place in a small bowl. Use a fork to roughly mash. Add mayonnaise and season with freshly ground black pepper. Mash until well combined.
4. Lay one bread slice out on a clean surface. Top with half the mixed salad leaves, followed by half the cucumber. Spread egg mixture on top of cucumber, then top with remaining cucumber and leaves. Top with remaining bread slice and press down.
5. Wrap firmly in plastic wrap.

Mish Tip

To prevent your sandwich going soggy, make sure the leaves are dry and completely cover the slice of bread.

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  1. Suellen Dennehy Reply

    Anything with lettuce in a lunch box will go soggy and the mountain bread wraps break up. Have you ever put a salad sandwich in a childs lunch box? it goes soggy. Even when they are wrapped and kept cold. Other ideas are great just need some more lunch ones.

  2. Jenna Reply

    Egg and lettuce sandwich is delicious.. However alot of schools these days do not allow egg to be bought; due to other children having allergies!!!

  3. Tracy Reply

    Yes soggy sandwiches are a problem and eww, so I wrap children’s sandwiches in paper towel before placing it in the container. I haven’t had a complaint about soggy bread since!!

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