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Back-to-school lunchbox

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It’s time to send your kid back to school! Give them a sweet surprise at breaktime with these cheery lunchbox ideas.

Back to School Lunchboxes


Smiley sandwich

  • 2 slices brown bread
  • Butter, for spreading
  • 1-2 slices ham
  • 1 thick slice cheese
  • 1 cherry tomato, sliced into rounds
  • 1 sugar snap pea, sliced in half lengthways

Fruit skewers

  • ⅓ pineapple, cut into 2 thick slices
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced into half-rounds
  • 3 grapes
  • ¼ melon, cubed

Veggie dippers

  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45ml) hummus
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks (or 2-3 baby carrots)
  • 2-3 sugar snap peas


Smiley sandwich

  1. Butter one slice of bread and layer with ham.
  2. Butter the second slice of bread and press out a shape using a large star- or heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  3. Press out the same shape in the cheese slice using a slightly smaller cookie cutter.
  4. Place cheese in the centre of the ham and top with stamped bread to complete the sandwich.
  5. Use 2 cherry tomato slices as eyes and a sugar snap pea half as the mouth.

Fruit skewers

  1. Cut pineapple slices into shapes using cookie cutters.
  2. Add fruit pieces to skewers.

Veggie dippers

  1. Spoon hummus into a small container and add carrot and sugar snap peas for dipping.
  2. Place the smiley sandwich, fruit skewers and hummus with veggie dippers in your kid’s lunchbox for them to tuck into at school.

Cook’s note: Don’t forget to download these back-to-school lunchbox love notes to add that little bit of extra joy to your child’s day!

What you need

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