When it comes to lunchboxes, the best options are the ones that are quick and easy to make and that keep the kids happy. I’ve put together this list of 24 savoury vegetarian lunchbox fillers kids will love.
When it comes to lunchtime, I try to pack in as many veggies as possible, and that’s where these awesome ideas come to help out. Because the more veggies you pack in at lunchtime, the less you have to worry about at dinner. And that’s a bonus. Because tired kids are reluctant to eat things they aren’t keen on.
The other benefit with filling up on vegetarian options at lunch is that they don ‘t need as much refrigeration as their meat-filled counterparts, which is a big bonus when we don’t have fridges in schools.
The peer pressure environment of school lunching also means kids will often (not always) eat what is in their lunchboxes.
If you need more lunchbox ideas, don’t forget to check out The Kidgredients Guide to Awesome lunches, jam-packed with lunchbox ideas for even the fussiest of eaters.
Let’s get cooking those vegetarian lunchbox fillers!
Sweet potato and apple fritters
These delicious sweet potato and apple fritters are perfect for a dinner side or even in the lunchbox. Freezer friendly, kid friendly and super yummy.Get the Recipe
Mini cheese and spinach savoury tarts
Mini cheese and spinach savoury tarts, perfect for the lunchbox, quick to make and freezer friendly.Get the Recipe
Sweet potato, broccoli and carrot tortilla quiches
Sweet potato, broccoli and carrot tortilla quiches, perfect for the lunchbox with no tricky pastry! Easy to make a super kid friendly.Get the Recipe
Zucchini and pea brown rice fritters
Delicious herby zucchini and pea fritters enriched with brown rice and fetta cheese.Get the Recipe
Crunchy baked veggie wontons
Crunchy baked veggie wontons, filled with veggies and super yum! Great as a party food or entree!Get the Recipe
Cauliflower, broccoli and cheese fritters
Cauliflower, broccoli and cheese fritters...perfect for the lunchbox, these freezer friendly, kids friendly 5 ingredients fritters are super easy to make.Get the Recipe
Haloumi, Zucchini and Mint Muffins
Haloumi, zucchini and mint work so well together to make these savoury muffins absolutely delicious!Get the Recipe
Herby corn and zucchini fritters
Herby corn and zucchini fritters delicious in the lunchbox, awesome as a mum lunch and spectacular as a dinner side. Freezer and kid friendly.Get the Recipe
Baked zucchini fritters, only 4 ingredients!
Baked zucchini fritters, the healthier way to enjoy zucchini fritters, perfect in the lunchbox or as a dinner side. Only 4 ingredients!Get the Recipe
Delicious sweetcorn fritters that are perfect in the lunchbox. Lots of suggestions for other fritters perfect for the lunchbox. Also a brilliant side dish!Get the Recipe
Rainbow veggie slice
This veggie packed slice is perfect to make for lunchboxes, just mix, bake and freeze in slices.Get the Recipe
5 ingredient sweet potato and broccoli medallions
5 ingredient sweet potato and broccoli medallions, perfect side for dinner, a recipe the kids will love! Great for babies and toddlers as they are easy to eat with your hands! #kidsfood #healthykids #babyfood #baked via @kidgredientsGet the Recipe
Veggie nuggets- packed with veggies and with a crunchy, yummy exterior, these are sure to please even the fusssiest anti-veggie kid! This recipe is great as a dinner side! Or works well cold in the lunchbox.Get the Recipe
Sweet potato and sweet corn fritters
These sweet potato and sweet corn fritters are the perfect dinner side, lunchbox filler or just afternoon snack!Get the Recipe
Veggie and rice pasties
These veggie and rice pasties are perfect for lunch, freezer friendly once cooked and super kid friendly!Get the Recipe
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Carrot, cheese and chive muffins
Savoury and scrummy carrot, cheese and chive muffins, perfect for the lunchbox, freezer and kid friendly with a serve of sneaky veggies!Get the Recipe
Spinach, carrot and fetta fritters
Yummy spinach, carrot and fetta fritters , perfect for a snack or in the lunchbox, great as a dinner side. Freezer friendly and extra delicious.Get the Recipe
Two cheese fritters
two cheese and kale fritters, cheesy and packed with healthy kale, these fritters are perfect for the lunchbox or as a dinner side.Get the Recipe
Cheesy Broccoli Bites
These cheesy broccoli bites from the Healthy Mummy are A-MAZING!Get the Recipe
Broccoli and Cheese mini muffins
broccoli and cheese mini muffins, a savoury muffin perfect for the lunchbox. Easy to make and super kidfriendly freezer friendly too! #kidsfood #yummy #recipe #healthykidsGet the Recipe
Zucchini and Onion Bhajis, gluten free, yummy goodness!
Zucchini and Onion BhajisGet the Recipe
Zucchini, Za'atar and Cheese Yoghurt Scrolls
Zucchini, za'atar and cheese scrolls, the perfect combination for an extra veggie hit in the lunchbox. Freezer friendly and kid friendly, they are simply delicious! #kidsfood #familyfood #lunchbox #snack #yoghurtdough #scrollsGet the Recipe
Sweet potato and zucchini healthy strata bake
Perfect for breakfast and great in the lunchbox, this sweet potato and zucchini healthy strata bake is jam packed full of veggies. Kid and freezer friendly. Great way to start the day with extra veggies!Get the Recipe