The 20 best freezer friendly lunchbox items
So, I’m no novice when it comes to freezing lunchbox stuff, but how do you know whether something can freeze or whether it is ok defrosted? And what about the question on everyone’s lips: do they taste the same defrosted? Well, you can rest assured, if something on Kidgredients is labelled as freezer friendly, then it most definitely is! Without further ado, I give you the 20 best freezer friendly lunchbox items.
When I made these the first time I had no reason to freeze them and but for the fact that my daughter didn’t listen I would never have worked out how perfect they were for the freezer! The cacao in this is a powerful antioxidant and they contain everything you need to keep little brains ticking. There couldn’t be a 20 best freezer friendly lunchbox items without these!
Here’s two types: ham and cheese pizza (made with puff pastry) and zucchini and zaatar made with yoghurt dough to get you started, then just play around with flavours! They are freezer friendly and super yummy. Perfect for the savoury part of lunch!
Slice this into slices and store in the freezer cut in a container or ziploc bag for the perfect grab and go lunchbox treat. With the addition of yoghurt this is healthy and yummy to boot with the just the right amount of tang for kids.
The beauty of mini pizzas is you can hide whatever you want under the cheese and play around with different toppings. They freeze perfectly and are awesome when defrosted. No soggy bases!
With two types on the blog choc chip and cranberry white chocolate (and another in my ebook) there are lots of ways you can make and freeze muesli bars. They are yummy, much better than storebought alternatives and easy to make, being no bake. These are one of the best freezer friendly lunchbox items you’ll find!
These little muffins are so yummy the kids will forget they are eating veggies. Make and freeze and off you go! They are super cheesy and make for a great savoury option!
So your kids like LCM bars? These are a much better alternative, freezer friendly and extra delicious, they have a nice crunch about them. They will become a snack favourite for recess and lunch.
If you are struggling with savoury lunch items, you can’t go past a good old fritter. Perfect for sneaking in veggies and making them look yummy, there are heaps of options on Kidgredients, but these are by far one of the favourites!
This recipe is so loved it got a makeover last year to give it some new photos! The kids adore these chocolate cupcakes, no-one even notices the zucchini!
These little meatballs are perfect for getting extra protein into the lunchbox and also taste delicious. I made these at a kids cooking class with 20 kids and they all devoured them! Being baked they aren’t as fatty as fried meatballs and they are easy to make and clean up from.
If you’re looking to cut sugar from the lunchbox, these are a perfect addition. Sweetened only with dates and banana, they are perfect as a sweet treat.
These quiches are perfect for the lunchbox and are entirely homemade, but even the pastry couldn’t be simpler!
If you’re looking for healthy treats, then these are the way to go! With gelatine, no sugar and the goodness of yoghurt, they are freezer friendly and lunchbox stable due to the gelatine.
Remember what I said about fritters? Here’s another version, kid friendly, freezer ready and so scrummy I’ll often eat these for my own lunch!
We often don’t think of bickies as freezer friendly, but these certainly are and they defrost perfectly! The insides of these help them to stay moist yet crumbly and ever so yummy!
If your kids love zucchini slice, then this is another option for them. Made into little loaves, they freeze and defrost really well. Perfect for the kids who don’t like a sandwich!
If you like pikelets (and who doesn’t?) well these couldn’t be easier! Quick to make, with a really short ingredients list!
These little quiches have bread for a base and are super easy to make! Freezer friendly of course and a favourite in our lunchboxes!
These cookies freeze so well! Make a double batch and you have treats sorted for weeks to come! These are freezer friendly lunchbox heaven!
These pizza mini muffins are the best little savoury muffin for encouraging kids in their lunchbox. They look like cupcakes, but are savoury!
So that’s the best freezer friendly lunchbox items you’re going to find! Get baking, get freezing and enjoy getting out the door quicker!