5 Make ahead lunch ideas


Make ahead lunch ideas can save you so much time on those busy mornings, whether you're making school lunches, work lunches, or just meal prepping in general. We've put together 5 make ahead lunch ideas that we found super easy, delicious and quick to make for the whole fam! 

Broccoli and Bacon Zucchini Slice

Zucchini slices are a great recipe to prep in advance and have throughout the whole week - they also freeze really well! We found this great recipe from Taste with Zucchini, broccoli and bacon and one that tastes just as good cold turning into a lunch box favourite!

Spaghetti Bolognese Muffins

Do you always overestimate how much spaghetti bolognaise you make for dinner? Try making these spaghetti bolognese muffins with the leftovers. Perfect for the lunch box, fussy eaters (and their mums!) and something you can make a big batch of to use for a few days!

Honey Soy Chicken Patties

A quick and easy dinner to prepare and freeze before the week. When it comes to making lunches - simply cook it on a pan, add your favourite sides or put into a bun for some delicious burgers!

Veggie Nuggets

Feeding fussy kids and toddlers can be a real headache for parents, so when you find something they actually like, it can be worth while making it ahead for school lunches. This Veggie Nuggets recipe is a great way to sneak hidden veggies into your little one's lunch!

Oven Baked Thai Chicken Meatballs

For kids and parents to pop in their lunch too! These make a great appetiser or lunch with salad and are a perfect addition to our Food Jars for an easy lunch on the go! This is a recipe we got from Lucy from 'Bake Play Smile' and we created a reel to get the word out about these because they were THAT good! See it here.


I hope you found some helpful make ahead lunch ideas and inspiration that will help you prepare for those busy weeks. We would love to know any make ahead lunch ideas you guys have in the comments below!



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