Do your kids have nut allergies or go to a nut-free school? In this post, you’ll find yummy nut-free lunch options that kids will love.
With food allergies on the rise, more and more non-allergic families are finding nut-free rules being implemented in schools to ensure student safety.
No need to worry, you can still pack your kid’s favorite foods while making sure everyone is safe.
I can’t tell you how often I hear “what can I pack if I can’t send PB&J?”
First of all, it’s good to know that you can stick to your PB & J routine by simply swapping the ingredients for one of these peanut butter alternatives. Watch the video below to see some yummy nut-free butter options, how they spread, and which is best for sandwiches.
Want more ideas to help you pack a variety in the lunchbox? Check out the 101 Packed Lunches eBook. With that many recipes, you won’t be running out of ideas anytime soon.
Nut-free Lunch Recieps
While there’s nothing like a good PB & J, here are a few ideas to get you thinking outside the peanut butter sandwich:
1. Pizza Mini Quiches
Not only a fun nut-free lunch idea but these pizza mini quiches are grain-free as well. These bite-size pizzas work great for lunch, snack or breakfast.
2. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
Skip the drive-thru and make these copycat chickfila nuggets to pack for lunch this week.
3. Apple Cheese Quesadilla
Quesadillas don’t have to just be filled with meat. Try filling your quesadillas it with Apple & Cheese! When you grill or toast the quesadilla, the cheese melts and marries the two flavors together, creating the perfect bite.
4. Cobb Salad Lunch Wrap
These healthy wraps are free from nuts but filled with amazing flavors! Click the button below to see all my favorite lunch wrap recipes.
5. Ham Tacos
While this post has 5 lunch ideas using ham, I have to highlight the fun ham tacos! Use leftover tortillas from taco night and stuff them with your child’s favorite sandwich ingredients.
6. Homemade Uncrustables
7. Chicken Burrito Bowls
These Low Carb Chicken Burrito Bowls are filling, healthy and packed with flavor. They’re perfect for older kids who need a nut-free lunch option.
8. Bento Boxes
The thing I love about building bistro boxes for my kids is that I can custom pack them with each child’s favorite ingredients, using whatever i have on hand. Get my best tips & recipes for bento boxes using the button below.
9. Grilled Cheese Dippers
These grilled cheese dippers pair perfectly with a veggie tomato soup. Trust me, veggies are a lot more fun when the come in dip form, and kids never know the difference!
10. Easy Egg Salad
Skip the sandwich and make a bistro box with my no-mayo egg salad recipe. My kids love this one served with pita chips and a side of fresh fruit or turkey roll ups!
Which of these nut-free school lunch ideas are your favorite?Print