Back to school: quick and easy lunchbox recipes

13th Sep 2017

Whether its school, college or university, it’s that time of year when we’re all rushing around trying to get organised for the beginning of term. It can be easy to forget about preparing packed lunches and instead spend lots of money on buying convenience food whilst out and about.

Potatoes are packed full of nutrients, are incredibly versatile and can be used in a range of different lunchbox-friendly dishes, making the most of left overs as well as being low in fat. We’ve collected a range of our favourite recipes and included some tasty snack ideas from some of our favourite bloggers!

Main meals

Oven baked mini Spanish omelettes by Eats Amazing

Grace Hall from Eats Amazing is all about creating healthy nutritious food with a fun twist, and her oven baked mini Spanish omelettes are just that. Cooking and prep time is just 40 mins, so this recipe is perfect for making the night before and taking as a packed lunch. For year-round use, simply swap the Cornish new potatoes for baby or salad potatoes instead.

Miso potato salad by Fuss Free Flavours

This salad by Fuss Free Flavours is an adventurous take on the potato salad including the Japanese ingredient miso. The recipe is simple to follow, and can be kept in the fridge for a few days for a grab-and-go healthy lunch.  Baby or salad potatoes are perfect for this recipe.

Spinach and potato pies from BBC Good Food

These wholemeal spinach and potato pies are great hot or cold, making them a perfect lunchbox meal. From Chef Barney Dasmazery, this recipe is straightforward and demonstrates how versatile baking potatoes can be in recipes!


Home-made granola bars by Hungry Healthy Happy

Dannii blogs at Hungry Heathy Happy and posts a wide range of healthy, exciting recipes. These home-made granola bars are not only fun to make, but make a great accompaniment to any of the main meals above. This recipe makes 12 – perfect lunch prep!

Sweet popcorn by Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen

Home-made popcorn is not only really fun to make, but is great for those on restricted diets such as vegetarian, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free. This recipe is from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen, one of the UK’s favourite food bloggers, and only takes five minutes to make.

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