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Packed Lunch Idea For Kids

Homemade Lunchables! A simple packed lunch idea for kids who don’t like sandwiches.

Coming up with new packed lunch ideas for kids can be exhausting, especially if they don’t like sandwiches or are just bored of the same foods every day.

Lots of children love those packets of lunchables that you can buy. There’s a fun element to them but of course they can be expensive to buy individually and the packaging waste soon adds up to.

It’s easy to make your own at home with a few simple ingredients.

For the crackers I’ve used mini cheddars but any small crackers will work well.

I used a cutter to cut out shapes from slices of cheese and ham. If you don’t have a cutter look for a small lid in your kitchen which will work too.

I also added some chopped veggies.

And mini cookies and an oat bar too.

This lunch is super simple but it’s bright and colourful and really fun for kids.

If you liked this idea you may also want to try these Sausage & Veg Lunchbox Skewers


Lunchables – Packed Lunch Idea

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Lunchbox


Homemade Lunchables! A simple packed lunch idea for kids who don’t like sandwiches.


  • 1 packet of mini cheddars
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • 1 large slice of ham
  • chopped veggies
  • 1 packet of mini cookies
  • 1 small oat bar


  1. Use a food cutter to cut out round shapes from the slices of cheese and ham.
  2. Add these to a lunchbox along with the mini cheddars.
  3. Add the chopped veggies, cookies and oat bar.

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