Packed lunch ideas

    Getting tired of the same old packed lunch? From easy sandwich fillings to filling pasta salads, we've loads of tasty packed lunch ideas for both you and the kids to enjoy. Check out our entire lunch collection for more ideas.

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    38 reviews

    These scones have everything you want in a cheese scone. They're light, fluffy and full of cheesy goodness. The trick is not to handle the dough too much and work very quickly. If you can do that, you'll be rewarded with a fantastic scone. Serve with lashings of butter for that indulgent treat. Perfect for picnics, afternoon tea or elevenses.

    Recipe by: honeyandspice

    7122 reviews

    A wonderfully moist and lightly spiced pumpkin bread. Serve thickly sliced for dessert, snacking, afternoon tea, elevenses or pop into packed lunches. This bread tastes even better when you let it sit for a day or so.

    Recipe by: Laurie Bennett

    1099 reviews

    This is a wonderful tasting egg mayo that you will definitely devour. Use on lettuce for a salad or in sandwiches, floury baps or crusty rolls for a picnic.

    Recipe by: wifeyluvs2cook

    104 reviews

    I came up with this as I was trying to use things I had on hand. I have fresh dill growing on my balcony, which was the key inspiration for this gorgeous version of chicken salad.

    Recipe by: Chris Gaskill

    7 reviews

    A quinoa salad that's perfect for picnics, barbecues or packed lunches. Feta, olives, cherry tomatoes, parsley and a fresh lemon dressing make this Greek-inspired salad great!

    Recipe by: Dianne

    2031 reviews

    Mini muffins that taste like doughnuts! They are the perfect treat any time of the year.

    Recipe by: Dianne

    524 reviews

    This unique vegetarian sandwich filler tastes great spread on fresh crusty bread, in a wrap or in a sandwich.

    Recipe by: NICE_GIRL1965

    61 reviews

    Traditional fare that never goes out of fashion!

    Recipe by: UKLAINE

    6 reviews

    Golden syrup sweetens these flapjacks and they're studded with loads of fruit. No butter means they're healthier! Be imaginative with your mix of fruit - you can use everything from currants and raisins to diced dried mango, papaya and cherries and cranberries. I suggest using at least three to four different kinds of fruits.

    Recipe by: dudey

    5 reviews

    A family recipe from Australia, this is great hot or cold. Perfect for a barbecue, lunch-box or simple meal. Easily varied to make it your own.

    Recipe by: beachpixel

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