Lunchbox Solutions



Lunchbox & Snack Ideas


  • It can be hard to know what to put in a kid's lunchbox, especially when they come home with uneaten food. Who ever knew packing a healthy lunch for kids could be so complicated?

    Whatever the issue, the goal is to focus on packing a meal that has food from as many different food groups as possible and is well balanced.

    Which is why a Bento style lunchbox (separate compartments for each food) make the job less of a chore.

    We are big Yumbox fans here at Hugs for Kids and at home. It’s definitely the #1 box our kids go for. And its so easy to fill with whatever you’ve got in the fridge.


  • ✔️ Yumbox’s pre-portioned trays (with lovely little pictures) helps you pack healthy lunches without having to think too hard!

    ✔️ They come in two options – 4 or 6 compartments with small images showing what to put where, which helps even the littlest ones assist in packing their own meals.

    ✔️ Easy to use latch for the little ones

    ✔️ They rid the need for plastic or multiple containers, which means they are good for our earth (AND save on washing-up). Also great for schools with a “Nude Food” policy

    ✔️ They are leakproof! So go ahead pack that yogurt or hummus because you don’t have to worry about leakage or spill over from one compartment to the next.

    ✔️ The Variety – its like a mini smorgasbord and the kids love being able to pick and choose as they eat. Pack whatever you have in the fridge.

    ✔️ Dishwasher safe!!!!


  • Yumbox now has a range of designs to make packing lunch for everyone easy!

    Yumbox Original 6-Compartment:
    Perfect for toddlers through to age 8 who like variety. It accommodates five 1/2 cup portions of the five main food groups plus one dip/treat well. The illustrated trays reinforce healthy balanced meal packing.

    Yumbox Panino 4-Compartment:
    Sandwich-friendly! This is a great option for kids and adults of all ages that prefer sandwich and salad style lunches. It has one large sandwich size section (2 cups) with two smaller 1/2 cup sides plus a 1 oz dip/treat well.

    Yumbox Mini-Snack:
    Perfect for anyone that snacks! It has 3 compartments: 3/4 cup, 1/3 cup serving plus a dip well.

    Yumbox Tapas 4 & 5-Compartment:
    A larger Yumbox size for pre-teens, teens and adults. Total volume: 4.2 cups.

    Yumbox Zuppa:
    A perfect size insulated food jar! 14 oz. / 1.75 cups / 420ml.


  • GF:
    Gluten-Free  |  VG: Vegan  |  V: Vegetarian  |  DF: Dairy-Free   |  EF: Egg Free  |  NF: Nut Free or Nut Substitute suggested  |  NS: Naturally Sweetened


    Recipe Ingredient Guide Source
    Mini Muffins Kidspot
    Good for Kids Chocolate Balls Hugs for Kids
    Super Fast Cookies Hugs for Kids
    Carrot-Cake No-Bake Balls GF VG V DF EF NS Minimalist Baker
    Coconut Snowballs GF VG V DF EF NF NS My Kids Lick The Bowl
    Banana Avocado Bread GF VG V DF EF NF NS Live Love Nourish
    Apple & Oat Balls GF VG V DF EF NF NS My Kids Lick The Bowl
    5 Ingredient Milo Biscuits V NF Bake Play Smile
    Ultimate Allergy Friendly Cookie GF VG V DF EF NF NS My Kids Lick The Bowl
    10 Lunchbox Pikelet Recipes Includes GF VG V DF EF NF NS Kidspot


  • GF:
    Gluten-Free  |  VG: Vegan  |  V: Vegetarian  |  DF: Dairy-Free   |  EF: Egg Free  |  NF: Nut Free or Nut Substitute suggested  |  NS: Naturally Sweetened


    Recipe Ingredient Guide Source
    Hot Cross Buns Hugs for Kids
    Pizza/Vegemite Pinwheels V EF NF Hugs for Kids
    Cauliflower Nuggets GF V NF Kidspot
    Pizza Scrolls Hugs for Kids
    Museli Bars Hugs for Kids
    Mac n Cheese Muffins V NF Taste
    Egg Cups 7 Ways GF V NF Kids Eat by Shanai
    Easy Zucchini Slice NF Best Recipes