Lunchbox savory snacks and slices

Prepare some tasty savory snacks that will surely leave the lunchbag empty.
Prepare some tasty savory snacks that will surely leave the lunchbag empty. Photo: Getty Images

I need some savory ideas for the kids lunchbox. Here we have pulled together a list of recipes on Essential Kids that might make a great savory snack or lunch. Also a great idea for the after school snack if you are wishing to steer away from the sweet stuff.

Bacon and cheese scrolls
Bacon and cheese scrolls are a delicious addition to the school lunchbox, either as a mid-morning snack or as a sandwich alternative. The amount and type of filling can be varied according to your child’s preferences and the scrolls are suitable for freezing.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Cheese and vegetable creatures
A fun and nutritious twist on an old favourite - these pikelet creatures will disappear before your eyes.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Spinach and cheese triangles
You have most likely tried these goodies before but these will go down great with the kids as a change from sandwiches in the school lunchbox.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Tuna and Carrot Pinwheel sandwiches
A plate of pinwheel sandwiches is perfect for a children’s birthday party and is bound to be the first thing finished. Pretty bright rolls, filled with delicious things, they can be made hours ahead, popped into the fridge and then sliced before serving. It’s essential to slice the spring onion and grate the carrot quite finely. Get thinly sliced bread if possible.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

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Macaroni Slice
Today you might want to do some school baking or a quick dinner, this one is great to have with a salad - a good favourite with the kids too.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Savoury bread and butter pudding
We bake this in individual serves at our Armadale shop in a paper muffin tin. At home, I bake it in my lasagne dish and serve it lasagne-style in square slabs. Instead of tomatoes, try peas, fetta and chives - and reduce the bread; tuna, sweetcorn and cheddar; or strips of roasted red pepper, pitted black olives and fresh goat's cheese.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Corn Pikelets
This recipe is a family favourite. I have also tried finely sliced pear in this recipe instead of corn, which goes down well. A great go-to food for my baby and toddler.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Vegetable slice
A healthy slice that is perfect school lunch or an easy family meal served with a side salad.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Mini veggie and cheese muffins
Perfect for kindy lunch boxes and smuggling those veggies into your child's diet.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Bacon and corn muffins
Perfect for kindy lunch boxes and smuggling those veggies into your child's diet.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Carrot fritters
What do other kids like to eat and help make at home? A quick ring-around of friends and relatives revealed all things sweet rate highest. It's fun and easy to stir pancake batters and cake mixes, roll out gingerbread, ice cakes - and lick sticky fingers. Children also really like crumbing things, such as chicken, fish or even vegetables, getting hands-on and messy. And, when it's all golden and crispy, it's very yummy.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Vegetable frittata slice
This vegetable frittata slice is the perfect alternative to a sandwich. It's packed with protein and the goodness of vegetables plus it's gluten free.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Cheeky porcupine meatballs
Tucked away inside these delicious morsels you'll find mince, rice, zucchini, carrots, and fresh herbs swimming in a tasty sauce. A quick and healthy one-pot dish your kids will love to help make and love to eat even more! Freezes and reheats well.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Tuna, avocado and cheese wraps
This tuna wrap is a healthy choice for lunch.

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Frittata rossa
Frittata of tomato and cheese

Lunchbox Savoury Snacks

Do you have a favourite savory snack recipe?

More school lunchbox ideas here.

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