16 lunch box ideas you can freeze in advance

16 lunch box ideas you can freeze in advance | Mum's Grapevine

If the thought of busy early mornings and prepping the kids lunch box has you breaking into sweats, don’t fret. We’re here to make the morning madness a thing of the past with a bunch of freezable lunch box ideas for you to try at home.

Every single one can be frozen ahead of time, meaning you can wave bye-bye to the early morning rush and say hello to a hot cup of coffee.

Here are 16 lunch box ideas you can freeze in advance.

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Easy as a sandwich

There are loads of sandwich ideas that can be put in the freezer ahead of time, making the school lunches super easy!

There are loads of sandwich ideas that can be put in the freezer ahead of time. Like this ham and cheese from One Handed Cooks. Pretty much any type of bread, wrap or bagel can be frozen along with most sandwich fillings. (via One Handed Cooks)

Avoid freezing cottage cheese, mayonnaise or cooked egg white. Salad ingredients such as lettuce, cucumber and tomato don’t freeze well but can be added to your frozen sandwich in the morning.

When only a quiche will do

These broccoli quiches can be frozen and taken out in the morning for the kiddies lunch box.

If your child has more refined tastes why not try these broccoli quiches from Baked Bree. Even easier than a sandwich as you make them ahead and just take them out on the day. (via Baked Bree)

Ham and cheese…yum!

Scones can be frozen too! Simply defrost and fill with ham and cheese in the morning.

If a ham and cheese sandwich is a favourite why not try a cheesy scone for something different. And they can be frozen assembled or simple freeze the scone and assemble in the morning. (via Cooling for Busy Mums)

Around and around we scroll

Pizza Scrolls. These yummy pizza scrolls are a cinch to make and can be made in really large batches, frozen and taken out when needed!

Tasty pizza scrolls are a cinch to make and can be made in really large batches. (via Simply as That)

No crusts thanks!

Crustless Freezer Sandwiches

If crusts make your child screw up their nose and toss the sandwich on the floor that is no problem. Use an up turned glass and viola! Freezable sambos without the crusts. (via Skip to My Lou)

Fruit cups

Fruit cups - Place chopped fruit into cupcake patties and place in the freezer. Grab in the morning and they'll be defrosted in time for lunch.

Cutting up fruit can be time consuming and we want to make these mornings easy! Simply take out the fruit cups in the morning and they’ll be defrosted ready to enjoy at lunchtime. (via Pop Sugar)

Have a hit of vitamin C

Cut oranges into quarters, wrap in cling wrap and freeze ahead of time for school lunches

If oranges quarters are a favourite then follow Planning with Kids who freezes them in cut up quarters. Just add them to the lunch box and they will be ready to eaten by morning tea! (via Planning with Kids)

Hit of veggies

Veggie muffins to freeze for school lunchbox
These little muffins look sweet but they are filled with veggies. They can be frozen and add a healthy hit to your child’s lunch box. (via My Lovely Little Lunchbox)

For something sweet

Freezable Wholegrain Blueberry Muffins - Perfect for the kiddies lunch box!

These heavenly muffins can be frozen and although they may look sweet and naughty, they’re actually made with wholegrains and no sugar. Winner! (via Bowl of Delicious)

Move over Uncle Tobys

These healthy muesli bars can be kept in freezer for up to 1 month.

These healthy muesli bars can be kept in freezer for up to 1 month. They are made with nuts but if you are at a nut-free school just leave them out and bump up the seeds. (via Oh She Glows)

Not just for breakfast

These fluffy banana pikelets can be frozen for up to 2 months in ziploc bags ready to go!

Fluffy pikelets are not just for brekkie. This recipe uses bananas and honey for sweetness and they can be frozen for up to 2 months in ziploc bags ready to go! (via Donna Hay)

Fudgey treat

One Minute fudge recipe you can freeze for your child's school lunch box

While fudge would generally be a no-no for school, here’s a recipe that makes it a YES YES YES! This healthy fudge is kept in the freezer and can be popped into lunches for a sweet but healthy treat. (via Wholefood Simply)

Take a smoothie for lunch

Freezing smoothies - lunchbox ideas you can freeze ahead of time.

We love this idea – using silicone moulds to hold a strawberry smoothie. Simply freeze the kiddies smoothie in these silicone moulds ($8.99) and they will be defrosted by lunchtime! (via 100 Days of Real Food)

Freeze ahead and cook fresh

How to freeze cookie dough - ideas for school lunch boxes.

Most cookie doughs can be rolled into balls and frozen ahead of time, then popped in the oven when you need them. Easy peasy! (via Freezer Friendly Moms)

Snap, crackle, POP!

Healthy choc crackle slice - lunch box ideas you can freeze ahead

If you’re looking for something gluten-free and delicious you can’t go past these healthy chocolate crackles. They tick all the boxes – healthy, tasty and freezable! (via Southern in Law)

Balls of bliss

Berry Balls you can freeze for school lunch boxes

Bliss balls are a great one to have on standby ready to fill up the lunch boxes. These berry bliss balls can be frozen if they are not eaten first! (via The Nourished Psychologist)

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