Freezer Friendly Lunchbox Series

Making lunchboxes can be such a chore – preparing delicious, simple recipes and popping them in the freezer for the coming weeks and months can make life so much easier.

This selection of 5 recipes will make your morning so much easier – just grab a few things from your freezer, pair with some fresh fuit, and it will all be defrosted and ready to go by lunchtime.

Pizza scolls

Up first we have these delicious pizza scrolls with a simple home made dough.

Is it absoutely worth making your own dough for the pillowy, comforting results, but frozen pastry will work too.

The rolls have a soft texture with yummy melted cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. I used ham in this recipe, but feel free to add shaved chicken, turkey, pepperoni, or whatever your little one loves.

Dough recipe: @‌melskitchencafe

You can check out the recipe here.

Oat choc chia cookies

Our second installment brings us these delicious, freezer-friendly cookies packed with the good stuff like oats, seeds and sultanas (with a drizzle of dark chocolate, for good measure). They’re the perfect ‘treat’ for your child’s lunchbox with a few added health benefits.

This recipe makes about 20 cookies that store well in the freezer for 3 months. I actually quite like eating them straight from the freezer, but they will defrost in your little one’s lunchbox if you pop them in first thing in the morning, or last thing at night.

You can check out the recipe here.

Milo Weet-Bix balls

These simple Milo and Weet-Bix balls are the perfect treat to include in your little one’s lunchbox. They’re sweet and chocolatey and can be rolled in either coconut or 100’s and 1000’s for a bright, colourful snack.

They take around 10 minutes to make and you’ll be left with around 20 snack sized balls perfect for lunchboxes or after kindergarten, daycare or school snacks.

It’s a great recipe to get your kids involved with. Mixing the ingredients, rolling the balls, and coating in 100’s and 1000’s is an easy, fun task for kids.

I like to let mine set in the fridge for a good half hour before eating, but they are fine to eat as soon as you’ve rolled them. These keep well in the fridge for 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.

You can check out the recipe here.

Healthier banana bread (great for kids!)

This healthier banana bread is refined sugar free, sweetened with 3 very ripe bananas and a little maple syrup.

It’s naturally sweet, moist and fluffy, is easy to make, and keeps well in the freezer. Simply pop a slice in your little one’s lunchbox in the morning and it will be defrosted by lunchtime.

I’ve spend a long time perfecting this recipe and it is a huge hit at home (and when guests come over!).

You can also make this recipe dairy-free by substituting cow’s milk for your milk of choice (oat, almond, soy, etc.). Gluten-free plain/all-purpose flour also works in this recipe, so you can make it gluten-free too.

Feel free to add nuts (walnuts or pecans go well) or chocolate chips for a yummy treat.

You can check out the recipe here.

Zucchini slice

This easy-to-make zucchini slice is perfect for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch or a quick weeknight dinner. It’s a great way to get kids eating more veggies and makes for a great lunchbox alternative.

With six ingredients and three simple steps, it’s an easy dish for cooks of all abilities and for time-poor mums and dads! This recipe keeps well in the freezer for up to three months, or three days in the fridge.

Make it part of your next meal prep!

You can check out the recipe here.

Freezer Friendly Lunchbox Series

Ash

Ash

A passionate foodie and mum!

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