7 Dairy-Free School Lunch Ideas

Need a few more dairy-free ideas to keep things interesting?

7 dairy free lunch box ideasAs food allergies continue to rise, so do dietary restrictions and concerns with what to pack for those who need to avoid milk and dairy products. For those families, we understand the need for dairy-free lunch ideas.

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The MOMables blog is filled with allergy friendly recipes and ideas. Many are dairy-free or offer substitute suggestions. The Meal Plans offered by MOMables also have menus filled with limited or omitted options for those avoiding dairy.

To help get you started, we have compiled a round-up of seven dairy-free lunch ideas, outside of the traditional sandwich:

Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box: You know those expensive food boxes that are oh-so-tempting at the coffee shops? Make your own at home. Healthy and packed with protein for a delicious lunch.

chicken and hummus bistro box

Vegan Pancakes: Breakfast for lunch is always a hit! Try our gluten-free & Vegan pancake recipe. Make a large batch to freeze for easy grab & go breakfast and lunches.

Black Bean Taco Cups: These black bean bites are great to stay meatless for a Vegan lunch, or fill them with taco meat, based on your family’s likes.

Homemade Fish Sticks: Making your own is not only healthier, but also ensures they’re safe for your dietary needs or restrictions. You’ll never believe how easy they are to make!

homemade fish sticks

Zucchini Pasta: “Zoodles” or Zucchini Pasta is a great way to add veggies to any meal. A grain-free and allergy friendly alternative to traditional pasta.

Quinoa Salad: High in protein and fiber, Quinoa isn’t only for dinner; it’s great for lunches too! Mix in some veggies and seasoning for a colorful addition to the lunch box.

Cauliflower Crunch Salad: Prepared much like a macaroni salad but with the added crunch and nutrition of cauliflower. Top it with bacon crumbles or ham dices for added protein.

cauliflower crunch salad bowl

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About Keeley McGuire

Keeley is our resident allergy friendly contributor. She is a full-time working mom to one little girl who loves her homemade lunches. In her personal blog, KeeleyMcGuireBlog, she shares her gluten free and peanut free recipes, her love for her crockpot, and the occasional craft.