Fruit salad

made with fresh, frozen, or canned (in natural juice) fruit

Try a wrap instead of a sandwich

made with salad, tuna or chicken, low fat cream cheese

Reheated leftovers

Put leftover pasta, salad or rice rissotto into a container and reheat for lunch

Leftover meat

Wrap leftover meat such as skinless chicken drumsticks in a chilled bag and reheat for lunch

Plain or homemade popcorn

instead of chips or store brought flavoured/buttered popcorn

Grainy crackers (Ryvita, Vitawheat)

with marmite and cheese

Homemade oaty fruit muffins

Swap brownie, slices, and cakes for homemade oaty fruit muffins

Scroggin mix

Swap muesli bars for a scroggin mix 

Yoghurt & banana

Add chopped up banana to low fat yoghurt and take in a snaplock container for lunch

Toasted sandwich

Try a toasted sandwich made with tomato, small amount of cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and lean meat such as chicken

Water bottle

Try freezing it to keep the lunchbox cool 

Cereal in a container

with yoghurt or milk e.g. weetbix, natural (untoasted) muesli, oats

Homemade vege scones

Make a batch of home made vege scones and freeze

Homemade corn fritters

prepared the night before work and reheat at lunchtime

Toasted English muffin

+ avocado + tomato + egg = yum! 

Tuna (in springwater or no added oil)

and grainy crackers

Grainy bread

+ salad + protein = super sandwhich! Try lean meat, egg, or peanut butter for protein source 

Low fat fruity or plain yoghurt

- either homemade or bought 

Boiled eggs

for a satisfying snack on their own or slice to have with crackers or in a sandwich

Carrot or cucumber sticks

and hummus or homemade guacamole or salsa in your lunchbox for a snack

Pita pockets

for a change from sandwiches

Poach eggs

in the microwave (1/2 cup water + egg for 20-30secs) and serve on grainy toast

Homemade healthy muesli bars

with oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, honey, milk, berries

Apple sauce

instead of sugar to sweeten lunchbox baking e.g. muffins

Falafel patties

Prepared the night or weekend before work then reheat to eat with salad at lunchtime

Mini muffins

(either savoury with vegetables and a small amount of cheese or sweet with fruit ) for a quick and healthy snack

Mini self-crusting quiches

made in muffin trays made with vegetables and tuna

Plan ahead

Cook extra in the weekends so you have enough for lunches during the week

Toasted pita chips

Cut pita bread into triangles and toast in the oven 

Leave supplies at work

so if you run out of time to make lunch in the morning you can have tuna and crackers, or a quick heat rice packet with canned tuna


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