Back to school? Mid school holidays? Just your average weekend? The perfect time to get baking and do a lunchbox prep bake! I've got 100 freezer friendly lunchbox snacks for you, grouped by type and ready to go! So get your bake on.
Scrolls are the ultimate lunchbox item! Freezer friendly, quick to make and fillable with virtually anything, you can't go past a scroll. Sweet or savoury, there are options for everyone, with one thing in common- they all freeze really well.
Sweet muffins for lunchboxes
Whether you ice them or don't muffins are perfect for the lunchbox, they freeze well, come in so many flavours and are great for little hands to grab and eat! Great for a lunchbox treat, some even contain no added sugar.
Cakes and loaves
Baking a cake or loaf means that you can slice it up and freeze the pieces, perfect for school lunches! Just defrost in the lunchbox.
Just like their sweet counterparts, savoury muffins freeze well, are easy to pack and perfect for lunchboxes. They are also great for kids who like to eat quickly so they can play faster! Use them to replace a sandwich.
Slices are great for the lunchbox, just chop into the right size pieces and freeze. Then pop in the lunchbox in the morning!
Fritters are the perfect way to pack loads of veggies in! They freeze so well and can be used in so many different ways- pop them in straight, put them in a wrap or sandwich or serve them as a dinner side.
Don't buy muesli bars! They are so easy to make! Just a few ingredients to make your own freezer-friendly muesli bars the whole family will love!
Quiches and frittatas
Put simply, quiches and frittatas are perfect for the lunchbox. They allow you to pop virtually anything in them- and they freeze well.
The ultimate in quick prep, bliss balls are great for the lunchbox, sweet enough to keep the kids happy, but small enough to be one bite! They freeze so well, I've always got the freezer stocked with them.
Cold pizza is my kids favourite and there is nothing better than opening up your lunchbox and finding a favourite food!
Cookies and biscuits
Cookies and biscuits are great in the lunchbox, so why not bake and freeze some to grab them in the morning and put straight into the lunchbox?
Breads and flatbreads
Pikelets aren't just perfect for breakfast, they freeze well and are great in the lunchbox.
Sausage rolls, pasties and pastries work well in the lunchbox! Make them in advance for grab and go.
No bake slices and treats
What's not to love about no bake treats and slices? Freeze in bite size for special lunchbox treats.
Expert tips and FAQs
Whatever recipe you choose, you'll find something awesome that will help you get ready for school lunches.
Generally speaking I freeze them on a tray until solid and then transfer to a bag or container.
Up to three months when they are in an airtight container.
Simple! Put them in the lunchbox. They will be ready and defrosted by lunchtime.
Label the snacks! With the name of the recipe and the date. We have previously had massaman beef spaghetti due to my poor labelling.
With a good quality cooler bag and some ice bricks. We like the arctic zone ones from Mini Hippo.