Seed & Sprout Founder, Sophie Kovic: 5 School Lunch Ideas for your CrunchBox


For some of us buying a sustainable, usable lunchbox is the easy part. It’s coming up with lunchbox ideas for the week that is the tricky bit! That’s why we’re sharing 5 different lunch combinations that we know and love to help you get you through the week! 


Lunch 1: 

  • Sandwich: you decide what you’d like to fill it with!
  • Crackers with dip: we’re loving beetroot hummus at the moment and making our own crackers (if you have time). 
  • Trail mix: this is ideal to get at your local bulk food store to store in your pantry.
  • Strawberries: adds some sweetness to your lunchbox!


Lunch 2 aka. Archie’s favourite combination! 

  • Pesto Pasta: a crowd pleaser. This is great to make for dinner and to use the next day for lunches. 
  • Crackers: a nice and versatile snack to have on hand for the week. 
  • Olives: keep a jar in the fridge for snacking on.
  • Popcorn: this is such an easy, plastic-free snack to have on hand! Make a big batch at the start of the week so you can include in lunches or as an afternoon snack

    Lunch 3: 

  • Filo Pastry: include a variety of ingredients inside! We love a mix of vegetables. 
  • Pretzels: these are great as they won’t go stale in a CrunchBox. 
  • Fruit: great splash of colour and sweetness. 
  • Tomatoes: another great addition of colour and burst of flavour.
  • Muffin: whether they’re sweet or savory, make a big batch on the weekend and if you don’t use then during the week freeze them for later!


    Lunch 4:

  • Tomato pasta: you can’t really go wrong with tomato pasta! It’s full of flavour, bright and easy to make. 
  • Brownie: this is the perfect sweet addition to a lunchbox. 
  • Berries: we love including berries as they are easy to eat and require zero prep!
  • Falafel balls: make a big batch of these on the weekend and you can include them in a lunchbox as a snack or as the star of the show in a salad or wrap.
  • Cucumber and dip: a simple, healthy, fresh and delicious! 

    Lunch 5:

  • Sushi: this is a fun meal to make with kids and you can choose your fillings!
  • Coconut Yoghurt & Granola: great for a morning or afternoon snack 
  • Sliced Apple: Make sure you squeeze some lemon over it so it doesn’t go brown  

  • Got a lunch combination that you love? We’d love to hear it! Email us at: and make sure you tag us on Instagram @seedandsproutco