A Healthy Start: Fussy-Eater Friendly Lunchbox Ideas for School Days

As school bells ring once more, the quest for the perfect lunchbox begins anew. Fear not, for we’re on a mission to transform lunch prep into a joyful experience that leaves both parents and kids excited. With our series of fussy-eater friendly lunchbox ideas, you’ll breeze through the back-to-school hustle and nourish your child’s taste buds along the way. And remember, we’re here to stand by your side as you navigate the path to stress-free and joyful mealtimes!

Top Tips for Effortless Lunchbox Magic:

1. Kid-Approved Choices:

Empower your little one by letting them choose from a variety of nutritious options such as fruit or vegetables you were planning to use that week. When they have a say, they’re more likely to enjoy every bite.

2.Balance is Bliss:

Keep things balanced by including a mix of protein, veggies, carbohydrates, and fruits. Think outside the sandwich box to keep the excitement alive.

3. Creative Shapes:

Explore the fun world of shapes! Our Chicken Hummus and Pepper Pinwheels are not only delicious but are made fun and easier to eat with the colour and small bites! You can try this with sandwiches as well!

4. Star-Studded Delights:

Transform ordinary into extraordinary with star-shaped bananas – a fun and nutritious treat that’s sure to light up your child’s lunch break. Cutters are a great and quick way to switch things up!

5. Berry Bliss:

Introduce a dose of berry goodness with our Blueberry Chia Pudding – a superfood-packed delight that’s both tasty and satisfying.

Chicken, Hummus and Pepper Pinwheels

Lily Murray
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 1


  • 1 Chicken slice
  • 1 tsp hummus
  • 1 mini wholemeal wrap
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced
  • 1/4 carrot chopped
  • 1/4 banana chopped


  • Measure out all the ingredients.
  • Spread hummus thinly over the wrap. Layer the lettuce, peppers and chicken down the centre. Roll tightly and pin with small plastic skewer.
  • Cut the wrap into 6 pin wheels and keep them held with extra skewers. Place into a small Tupperware box.
  • To make balanced lunch: Use a small shape cutter, such as a star, to make star carrots and bananas. Place them in separate, smaller container.
  • Serve with chia pudding: Add the yoghurt, chia seeds and blueberries into a bowl and stir. Pour into a small lunchbox.


Add the 3 containers into a fun lunch bag! You can switch it up with different fruit or vegetables.
Top tip:
  • To add fun to the lunchbox use cutters & food picks for fruit & veg.
  • Bite size pieces & food picks make it easier for younger kids to self feed.
Allergies: Dairy & Gluten. You can substitute yoghurt with a plant based alternative use a gluten free wrap.

If you’re facing mealtime challenges with your little one, we’re here to help. Our personalised 1:1 support can provide expert guidance, practical strategies, and tailored solutions to overcome fussy eating and create a positive mealtime environment. Together, we’ll set your child on the path to happy and healthy eating habits.

Ready to conquer lunchboxes with creativity and confidence? Stay tuned for more exciting lunchbox ideas in our series. Hungry for more family-friendly recipes and expert tips? Join our mailing list today to receive regular updates, recipes, and advice on raising happy and healthy eaters.

Written by Dr Kirsty Porter, Children’s Dietitian

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