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24 easy lunchbox recipes to try with Countdown

New term, new school lunchbox ideas! Freshen up your kid's lunchboxes with these easy options that are guaranteed to put a smile on their dial and make lunchtimes a breeze!

We've teamed up with Countdown to bring joy to school lunches! Whether you have limited time on your hands or want to bond over some Sunday baking with the smaller members of your tribe - these delicious kid-friendly options have something for everyone.
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    Kid-friendly vegetable rice paper rolls

    Got a budding chef or two on your hands? Encourage your kids' cooking skills with this vegetable rice paper roll recipe. Healthy and perfect for lunchboxes, this recipe is a real winner


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    Ham and cheese roll-ups

    Perfect for a picnic or school lunchbox, these tasty ham and cheese sandwiches

    Woman's Day|

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    Apricot and honey balls

    These delicious apricot, coconut and honey balls are perfect for an easy on-the-go energy hit!

    Recipes Plus|

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    Spiced apple cupcakes

    Yummy, delicious gluten-free and dairy-free spiced apple cupcakes perfect for the kids lunchbox and for you with a cup of tea, morning or afternoon.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Gluten-free afghans

    Love afghans? This gluten-free afghans recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone - dietary requirements or not. This classic biscuit is perfect for filling the tins


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    Twisted courgette slice

    Be the champion of meal prep with this courgette slice - just over 60 minutes of work and you can have lunch ready in the freezer for two months! Plus, when it's this delicious, you'll never want anything else.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Finger buns

    For the perfect afternoon treat, create these delightfully sweet finger buns with sultanas. Topped with pink icing these sticky finger buns are sure to go down a treat with the kids.

    Woman's Day|

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    Fruit skewers

    These colourful, and adorable, fruit skewers are fantastic for a kids' party and are bound to be a huge hit at any time.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Beef pasties

    These take a little bit more time and effort than school sandwiches, but they are delicious. They freeze well, too, and are just as nice cold as they are warm – perfect for the lunchbox.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Bacon and egg pocket bread

    These quick bacon and egg pita pockets are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or quick and nutritious lunch. Packed full of goodness, these can be wrapped up in plastic and popped in a lunch box for work or school.

    Australian Table|

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    Apple raspberry bread

    This sweet raspberry loaf is a delicious snack, perfect with a cup of tea, morning or afternoon.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Mini tomato and cheese quiches

    Easy to make and wonderfully tasty, these quiches are brilliant enjoyed hot out of the oven with a fresh side salad or as eaten cool as a tasty school lunchbox snack.

    Woman's Day|

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    Mini blueberry and apricot loaves

    These bite-sized sweet loaves are perfect with a pot of freshly brewed coffee for morning tea. Chewy apricots and juicy blueberries are swirled through a delicious golden slice with coconut and crunchy macadamias.

    Woman's Day|

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    Bacon, cheese and corn wholemeal lunchbox muffins

    Ditch boring sandwiches and add an exciting element to your little one's lunchbox with this muffin recipe. Packed with bacon, corn and wholemeal flour, these muffins can also easily be baked in advance and frozen

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|