Looking for something lunchbox-friendly but equally nutritious for them to tuck into? These fun and tasty lunches should do the job

 

1. Falafel salad pittas

These pittas make a yummy alternative to sandwiches and are perfect for a day spent at the park.

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2. Tomato and mozzarella salad with croutons

Salads needn't be snoresville. This wholesome combo uses vine tomatoes, cucumber, basil and cubed ciabatta – think of it as a delicious deconstructed sandwich.

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3. Courgette tortilla wedges

Make these cheesy tortilla wedges ahead of time to take with you on your next family day trip.

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4. Broccoli and pesto pasta salad

Pasta salad makes a delicious, light lunch during the summer. This recipe is easy to make and take with you but still full of flavour.

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5. Chicken, avocado and black bean wrap

Make this delicious combination the night before to save time, then add the avocado fresh in the morning.

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6. Italian pressed sandwich

Get the kids to help you assemble the layers of this tasty and filling Italian pressed loaf. 

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7. Bacon and pepper frittata

A hearty one-pan dish that can be cooked up for dinner and is perfect for packed lunch leftovers the next day.

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8. Chicken and salsa wraps

Salsa and corn make a standard chicken wrap much more exciting on hot summer days. 

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