If you are struggling to come up with nut-free school lunches you are certainly not alone! Whether your child has a nut allergy or your child’s school is nut-free, coming up with creative ways to pack nut-free lunches can certainly prove to be difficult if you grew up with PB&J or you have a picker eater on your hands.
So, in order to provide some inspiration for easy school lunches that don’t require much effort at all, here are 5 nut-free school lunches that you can add to your repertoire!
1. Hummus & Pita
This hummus and pita lunch box is quick to prepare and doesn’t require any cooking at all! Not only is high-quality hummus easy to find in stores, but it comes in a variety of flavours and can be paired with any vegetable your child enjoys.
2. Meat & Cheese Kebabs
Presentation is key when it comes to getting little ones to eat, and these kabobs are just the way to do it! Simply cut the cheese, deli meat, and veggies of your choice into bite-size pieces and slide them onto skewers for an eye-catching lunch or snack.
- Deli Meat
- Snap Peas
3. Egg Muffins
Egg muffins are essentially the handheld version of scrambled eggs or a crustless quiche, and a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your little one. Simply batch cook a dozen with the flavor of your choice and you’ll have a high-protein meal that the whole family can enjoy.
- Egg muffins
- Tortilla Chips
4. Pasta Salad
The best thing about pasta is that it can be eaten hot or cold, and packing it for a child’s lunch is a great way to use up dinner leftovers! Simply combine your child’s favorite noodle with a few veggies and drizzle it with olive oil or simple dressing.
- Pasta Salad
5. Bagel Sandwich
Kids love bagels and they are a welcome change from sliced bread sandwiches day after day, not to mention, the topping options are endless. From deli meat to hummus to cheese, there are plenty of nut-free ways to flavor a bagel and if you’re sneaky enough you can fit some veggies in too.
- Cream Cheese