50+ Freezer Friendly School Lunch IdeasHearty school lunch ideas that your kids will love.

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 EEEKKK! School is just around the corner!

If you want to be super-prepared for the new school year, start thinking about doing some cooking for school lunches and stashing the goodies in the freezer so you can just pop them into the lunch boxes on school mornings.

I’ve been freezing sandwiches for my boy’s school lunches for years now.

Many people don’t agree with that – but that’s totally okay. For me, it is a lifesaver! I don’t have a lot of time and mornings are just totally nuts. With sandwiches and bread rolls, I highly recommend you freeze them the Sunday night just before the school week begins. Sandwiches only last a week in the freezer, so think about it, but they aren’t a great choice to freeze long term. Read more on how to freeze sandwiches on my blog post here.

On the other hand, I have loads of freezer-friendly school lunch ideas that are perfect for the freezer!  Here are 50 of my favourites!

Freezable Muffins

Oh Muffins, how I love thee!  Muffins are great to freeze, and a great way to sneak lots of goodness into fussy kids bellies!  To freeze muffins, cook according to the directions, allow them to cool totally to room temperature, then pop them into a ziplock bag (try and get as much air out of the bag as possible to avoid freezer burn).  Muffins can be frozen for up to two months!

1. Ham and Vegetable Muffins

If your kids aren’t fun of veggies, then this recipe is your go-to when you want them to “secretly” eat vegetables. Just don’t spill the beans, if you know what I mean!

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2. Easy Cheesy Muffins

Quite possibly the easiest and quickest muffin recipe – in the entire world! With only three simple ingredients, they are perfect for a quick snack, school lunches or just something quick to whip up if friends turn up!

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3. Delicious Pizza Muffins

OMG! These muffin pizzas are the best and for sure your kids will devour these in no time!

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4. Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Something healthy and yummy for the kiddos who are always on-the-go.

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5. Savoury Herb Zucchini Muffins

Another veggie muffin that you can have your kids enjoy eating.

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6. Banana Muffins

Banana ba ba na na! Yummy!

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7. Bran Muffins

Simple Bran Muffins are healthy, filling and good for you! Have a treat that tastes naughty, but is a healthy alternative.

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8. Choc Coconut Muffins

When the rug rats are rolling into your place, this muffin recipe is the sweetest and nice treat you can make for them.

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9. Macaroni and Cheese Muffins

Recreate a friendly meal into an easy snack perfect for lunch.

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10. Cheesy Spinach and Cauliflower Muffins

Savoury and healthy veggie muffin.

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11. Spinach and Feta Muffins

Green and cheesy deliciousness!

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12. Hawaiian Lunch Muffins

Kid’s favourite pizza in muffin form.

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13. Strawberry Muffins

Not just a fantastic addition to the kids’ lunch boxes or a delicious dessert.

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14. Bolognaise Muffins

if you have spaghetti bolognaise left over, toss it and make muffins out of it!

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15. Mixed Berry and White Chocolate Muffins

Our Mixed Berry and White Chocolate Muffins are not exactly a frugal – but it would be nice for a special occasion like a birthday or snack for your kids lunch.

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16. Coconut Cream and Lemon Muffins

A tropical melding of perfectness, this snack is very rich in flavour and goodness!

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17. Apple and Oat Muffins

A nice lunchbox treat for kids and everyone in the family.

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18. Healthy Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

Great for a sweet fix snack.

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19. Bulk Savoury Muffin Recipe

Make a huge batch of these and freeze them for your kids’ lunch or serve to your guests.

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20. Wholemeal Date Muffins

These muffins make as a worthwhile treat.

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21. Sultana Cinnamon Muffins

Bake a huge batch of these healthy muffins and keep them in the freezer to pop into lunch boxes.

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Freezable Savoury Bites for Lunch Boxes

Dear Mums, when you’re looking for healthy and tasty snack bites to add on to your kids’ lunches, there’s no need to spend a fortune just to prepare ’em! Here, we give you these list of savoury bites that your kids will surely enjoy. Check out some of our favourites!

22. Pumpkin Scones

This gorgeous scones recipe is a keeper. Perfect with jam and cream, or some golden syrup and butter… Hmmmm yum!!!

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23. Cheesy Beef Puffs

If you have beef leftovers, recreate something out of it like these cheesy and yummy beef puffs!

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24. Leek, Ham and Cheese Pasties

They’re simpler than you think, but offer great value as well as comfort. A hearty and delicious school snacks to knock afternoon belly rumbling on the head.

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25. Mince Scrolls

Great for lunch boxes but also as a snack!

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26. Hawaiian Scrolls

Feed your kids and the whole family with this all-time favourite. Great for lunch boxes and picnics too!

via taste.com.au

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27. Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

You’ll never buy a pre-made scroll again with these super yummy cheese and vegemite combo scrolls!

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28. Zucchini Slice

If you’re having a hard time feeding your kids with veggies, then this Zucchini slice is a starter. For sure, your kids will find this irresistible!

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29. Zucchini Waffles

Make your usual waffles healthy by adding zucchini! Definitely a delicious batch of waffles.

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30. Chicken and Apple Meatballs

If you’re looking for something that’s a perfect balance of sweet and savoury, these meatballs are good to go.

via bostonglobe.com

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31. Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls

Make a twist on the normal sausage rolls you have and serve these yummy finger food that everyone will gobble on. Nom nom nom!

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32. Sweet Potato and Baby Spinach Balls

So yummy and decadent and you can eat one in one pop!

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33. Homemade Sausage Rolls

Also perfect for picnics to beach days and birthday parties!

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34. Bacon Egg Toasted Muffins

Super delicious and so fun to make and these are our personal favourite, too!

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35. Sweet Potato and Ham Croquettes

Kids will love any finger foods you serve them especially this one.

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36. Mini Quiches

Delicious morsels of yumminess!

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37. San Choy Bau Noodle Balls

If your kids love two-minute noodles, then they are going to love these noodle balls! Savoury and a great entertainer dish!

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Soups for the Winter Months

The last few years I’ve seen really great kids insulated lunch boxes and thermoses so that beautiful homemade soup you have made can be heated in the morning, popped into the thermos and still be toasty warm for school lunches.  Soup is a frugal, hardy way to fill hungry bellies!

38. Slow Cooker Pea and Ham Soup

Creamy, yummy and most of all healthy. This pea and ham soup will definitely your kids’ all-time favourite because of its rich flavour they can’t resist.

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39. Roasted Chicken and Garlic Soup

Garlic and chicken are a perfect combo especially when you make a warm and hearty soup out of it, just like this!

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40. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Another all-time favourite great for colds and cases of flu. A gluten-free and dairy-free soup when the family gets sick or just a nutritious snack anytime.

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41. Bacon and Potato Soup

Another winter warmer soup that’s hearty and filling.

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42. Vegetable and Lentil Soup

A weekly regular in our house and the whole family loves it! This simple vegan lentil soup is a quick recipe to put together with almost all the ingredients available in the pantry.

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43. Rustic Tomato Soup

One of our favourite comfort foods.

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44. Beef and Barley Soup

There is nothing quite like a cold winters day huddled inside with the slow cooker simmering something hearty and delicious that you know is going to hit the spot.

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45. Chicken, Corn and Noodle Soup

This is a thick, hearty soup that is a mixture between chicken noodle soup and creamy corn chowder!

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46. Pumpkin Soup

There’s nothing like a hearty Pumpkin Soup to warm you up on a cold night.

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Sweet Stuff for School Lunch Boxes

Simple slices of these treats are perfect to pop in a lunch box. From yummy chocolate slices to something healthy, your kids will enjoy something that they can munch on.

47. Chia Choc Orange Slice

The next time you are at the shops, grab a chocolate cake mix, add some chia and oranges…then voila! Your kids will definitely like these.

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48. Lemon Lunch Box Slice

For sure, your kids cannot resist the yumminess, sweet and tangy combo of this lemon slices.

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49. Chocolate Chickpea Slice

This Chocolate Chickpea Slice probably sounds a bit weird, but it is soooo delicious!

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50. Banana Oat Bites

Pack some of these little bites if you’re heading out on a family day trip or picnic.

50 Freezer Friendly School Lunch Ideas | Stay At Home Mum
via Beyond Diet

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51. Apricot Balls

A Christmas tradition in my family that can also be good for snack lunch box.

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52. Apricot Chia Bliss Balls

This high protein, dairy free and vegan snack is cool for the summer (or any other season, for that matter)!

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53. Apricot and Oat Breakfast Balls

Foods that can be easily eaten on the go during the busy morning rush are always a winner with us especially this oh-so-good breakfast balls.

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54. Quinoa Balls

Never thought that Quinoa can even taste better when they are made as sweet treats.

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See? We’ve got you covered when you run out of ideas of what to prepare for your kids’ meal at school. These freezer-friendly meals are your ready-to-go for all week long.

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