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A kids’ food creator has teamed up with Britain’s lowest-priced supermarket Aldi to create a series of lunchbox ideas for under a fiver as kids head back to school after half-term.

From healthier twists on sausage rolls and pepperoni pizzas to smart lunchbox snacking staples, the recipes are designed to keep lunchboxes exciting at great value.

The five lunchbox recipes aim to offer parents simple and affordable lunchtime inspiration, with all ingredients available from your local Aldi store.

The Lunchbox Mama, Rachel Stirling, who has teamed up with Aldi to create the lunchbox inspiration, said: “Lunchtimes can be a struggle for many parents and coming up with new ideas to make lunchboxes both fun and great value is a real challenge – especially when families are having to tighten their belts.

“But packing lunchboxes doesn’t have to be dull – I’m determined to show that with Aldi that there are lots of ways to make lunchboxes more exciting while still making sure they’re packed with nutritional value to see children through the school day.”

Breakfast muffin sandwich

Makes: 12

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 12-14 minutes (plus cooling time)

This fun and filling lunchtime idea provides a healthier spin on a breakfast muffin, packed with protein and some hidden goodness.

The breakfast muffin sandwich comes in at 54p per portion, with an estimated prep and cooking time of 20 minutes.

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Cheese and veggie swirls

Makes 12

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 20-25 mins (plus cooling time)

The perfect crowd pleaser and enough for the whole family, as this recipe makes 12 swirls. I pack two per child with some extras, but it depends on your child’s appetite!

The veggie swirls come in at 39p per portion (two swirls), with an estimated prep and cooking time of 40 minutes.

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Chicken & carrot mini sausage rolls

Makes: 24 (4-6 per portion):

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes (plus cooling time)

If your kids love sausages, then try them on this healthier sausage roll made with just three ingredients: chicken, sausages, tortilla wraps and a carrot.

The chicken & carrot mini sausage rolls come in at 70p per portion, with an estimated prep and cooking time of 30 minutes.

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Chocolate & courgette brownie muffins

Makes 12

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Some days are made better by a little chocolate pick me up! Swap a chocolate bar for a homemade brownie muffin made with natural yoghurt and courgettes for some extra, hidden goodness (just make sure you finely grate the courgette to keep it hidden for fussy easters!)

The chocolate and courgette brownie muffin comes in at just 20p per portion, and takes 30 minutes of prep and cooking time.

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Pepperoni pitta pizza with veggies

Makes one pitta pizza

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Pizza is always a win with my fussy eaters! Make this quick lunchtime version in just five minutes – a great lunchbox main with carbs, protein and added veggies.

You don’t have to cut your peppers into hearts, but if you have a veg avoider, then it might help! This one comes in at just 54p per portion.

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