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From the freezer to the lunch box (not another sandwich!)

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Back to school means back to packing lunch boxes and while sandwiches are an easy go-to option, they can get a little boring. We’re here to show you how you can add some excitement to your munchkin’s lunch box without too much morning fuss. Simply use your Panasonic kitchen appliances to make these freezable treats ahead of time, then you just need to pop them in the lunch boxes as your kids get ready for school. 

Cheese and Red Pesto Tartlets


Prepare a batch of these yummy little tartlets and freeze in individual bags for a lunch box alternative to sandwiches.

Cheese and Red Pesto Tartlets recipe

Chocolate Coated Strawberries


Ditch the packets of chips and processed snacks and load your kid’s lunch box up with a few frozen chocolate strawberries for a healthy recess treat.

Chocolate Coated Strawberries recipe

Apple Muesli Bars


These homemade apple and oat muesli bars are a nutritious and filling addition to any lunch box. Simply freeze in individual sandwich bags and they’re ready to go!

Apple Muesli Bars recipe

Mango Sticky Rice


A great alternative to store-bought yogurt tubs, this yummy sticky rice can easily be frozen in lunch box-ready single serve containers and they defrost in a flash.

Mango Sticky Rice recipe

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Use your bread maker to bake this sweet and spicy loaf, then freeze individual slices in sandwich bags ready to go straight from the freezer to the lunch box.

Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe

Raspberry Smoothie


If you freeze these nutritious smoothies in individual drink bottles, they’ll defrost in time for your kids to enjoy a healthy morning or afternoon snack.

Raspberry Smoothie recipe