School Lunch Box Ideas

Do you find yourself stuck for lunch box ideas?
Don't worry — follow our lunch box tips to make sure your kids stay healthy and happy.

Tip 1: Buy them a fun lunch box and water bottle. A Spider-Man or Frozen themed lunch box will make lunchtimes more interesting.

Tip 2: Give your children water instead of juice or a fizzy drink. It's cheaper and healthier. A juice can be a treat on special days.

Tip 3: Choose 1 item from each of the 3 groups below. Mix and match to create a whole lot of different lunch box ideas.


Group 1 - choose 1 item

  1. Peanut butter sandwich
  2. Tuna and mayo sandwiches
  3. Cheese snackwich or toastie
  4. Sandwich with polony
  5. Egg sandwich
  6. Vienna hot dog
  7. Sandwich with tomato, mayonnaise and cheese
  8. Boiled eggs and provitas or savoury biscuits
  9. Leftover chicken livers, mince or chicken on a sandwich
  10. A pie or fish fingers

Group 2 - choose 1 item

  1. Banana
  2. Apple
  3. Carrot sticks
  4. Cucumber pieces
  5. Cherry tomatoes
  6. Pineapple pieces
  7. Grapes
  8. Raisins
  9. Strawberries
  10. A naartjie or orange

Group 3 - choose 1 item

  1. Dried fruit
  2. A small packet of almonds
  3. Juice
  4. Drinking yoghurt
  5. Popcorn
  6. Peanuts & raisins
  7. Pieces of Cheddar cheese
  8. A small tub of yoghurt
  9. A few pieces of biltong
  10. A bran muffin