Lunch Ideas and Menu Plan For November

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Second last lunch box idea post for the year! I love this time of year. Love the weather, the spring / summer fruits that are starting to come into season, love the longer days……. I could go on and on! Below are lunch box ideas for November, then after that is the November weekly menu plans for your reference, where you can download the plans and the shopping lists.

Lunch Box Ideas – November Set 1

Nov Lunch Box 1
Chicken and Rice Patties
Nov Lunch Box 1
Chocolate Weet Bix Slice
Nov Lunch Box 1
Honey dew
Nov Lunch Box 1
Nov Lunch Box 1
Plain rice crackers

Together lunch box set 1 looks like:

Nov Lunch Box 1

Lunch Box Ideas – November Set 2

Nov Lunch Box Ideas 2
Quinoa Mini Muffins
Nov Lunch Box Ideas 2
Lemon, Chia and Cranberry Muffins
Nov Lunch Box Ideas 2
Nov Lunch Box Ideas 2

Nov Lunch Box Ideas 2
Rice cakes
Together lunch box set 2 looks like:
Nov Lunch Box Ideas 2

If you are after further inspiration for school lunch boxes take a look at the Planning With Kids 2013 Calendar. Each month after January, you have two complete lunch box ideas and a list of some of the fruit and vegetables that are in season in Australia and will work well in the lunch box.
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Read more here – PWK Lunch Box Ideas Calendar 2013.

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.


Meal Type


Self Serve


Meat and Veg


Slow Cooker






Left Overs


Fun Night

Week Starting:
3rd Nov
Sausages and Steamed Vegetables

Baking: New sweet treat to try
Slow Cooker Lemon ChickenMacaroni and CheeseBeetroot SoupLeft OversHomemade sushi
Week Starting:
10th Nov
Roast Chicken and Veg

Baking: Quinoa Snack Balls
Slow Cooker BolognaisePasta with Chicken and SpinachVegetable SoupLeft OversRice Paper Rolls
Week Starting:
17th Nov
Sweet Chilli Chicken Wraps
Chicken Schnitzel and Veg

Baking: Oat and Seed Lunchbox Slice
Slow Cooker Beef StroganoffVeggie PastaSlow Cooker Chicken Noodle SoupLeft OversHome made pizzas
Week Starting:
24th Nov
Marinated Chicken Sticks and SaladSlow Cooker Roast Beef and Veg

Baking: Chocolate Scones
Slow Cooker SatayFettucine CarbonaraPumpkin SoupLeft OversQuesadilla
Week Starting:
1st Dec
Lamb Chops and Veg

Baking: No bake Lemon and Chia Balls
Slow Cooker Butter ChickenPasta AmatricianaBeetroot SoupLeft OversChicken Balls

You can download a zip ile containnig all 5 menu plans here – Weekly Menu Plans Nov 2012
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. You might like to also check out Planning With Kids Menu Planning App.

Menu Planner App

The kid friendly menu planning app allows you to:

  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a weekly basis. The app will notify you when new recipes have been added, so you will be able to deliver plenty of variety in your family’s menu plans. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.

How is your menu planning going?


  1. says

    So excited to see watermelon is back again. When I spotted watermelon on the summer canteen menu at school I clapped with joy. One of the few foods Heidi will eat without complaint.

  2. says

    Any ideas on the perfect lunchbox to put these yummy foods into?… finding one with the perfect compartment configuration that holds a sandwhich, yoghurt (usually the lunchbox isn’t tall enough), something else + has clips that little fingers can open AND a matching morning tea / lunchbox set (for daycare centres that want you to pack these separately) seems impossible! We went to Tokyo several times before having children and I’m tempted too return just to buy their lunchboxes! I’m also addicted to spreadsheets (so suspected you might share my lunchbox addiction :)

  3. says

    Thanks so much!!! I seriously thought I’d exhausted all options with my extensive googling :) … I can’t believe the Goodbyn one fits a banana and has so many compartments, I think that sold me! Thanks again.

  4. Bec Nikolovski says

    Any ideas for tasty yet simple savoury lunch box snacks? I tend to pack a sandwich, fruit, something sweet and something savoury. But my kids are a getting a little tired of home cooked popcorn and so many commercial choices contain unnecessary additives, which I’m trying to avoid.