10 Healthy & Homemade Nut-Free Snacks for the LunchboxKelsey Banfield
This year I am packing my daughter’s lunch two days a week and sending her to school with a snack four days a week. Like all parents, when packing her food I do my best to send her with things that are healthy and homemade. I want a balance of protein, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains in her bag whenever possible. Luckily she doesn’t have any allergies, but there are lots of kids in her class that do. Therefore we have to pack food that is completely nut-free and preferably even not made in a facility that processes nuts. This can be a challenge to people like me who are used to whipping up peanut butter sandwiches on the double. But luckily, there are lots of great nut-free snacks out there if you look around. Here are a few of our favorites!
Blueberry Flax Muffins 1 of 10A muffin can make a great lunchbox snack because it is so portable and is just the right size for little hands. This muffin is completely nut free and is even given a healthy boost by the addition of flax seed. The nice balance of whole grains and fruit makes it a delicious, nutritious snack any day of the week!
Make blueberry flax muffins
Watermelon Legos 2 of 10Watermelon is always a tasty treat at snack time. By using an apple corer you can make watermelon into these adorable shapes that will make your kids smile when they open their snack trap that day!
Make watermelon legos
Nut-Free Granola Bar 3 of 10It can be frustrating that so many granola bars contain peanuts or are made in a plant that processes peanuts. This awesome nut-free granola bar is completely easy to make in your own kitchen and is a perfectly healthy snack for any lunchbox.
Make nut free granola bars
Rainbow Fruit Skewers 4 of 10Fruit is always a great snack for kids. It delivers vitamins, contains natural sugars, and kids always like the flavors. These rainbow skewers give fruit a playful twist and make it easy for your child to eat the very nutritious rainbow you've packed.
Make rainbow fruit skewers
Strawberry Banana Bread 5 of 10This bread is totally nut-free and makes for a tasty snack in the afternoon. Even better, cut two thin slices and put a thin spread of cream cheese between them to make a healthy nut-free snack sandwich.
Make strawberry banana bread
Apple Chips 6 of 10Apple chips are such a cinch to make and kids adore them in their lunchbox. Flavor them with cinnamon sugar or just leave them plain. Either way they are nut-free and are a healthy, portable snack for school.
Make apple chips
Grape Jiggle Cups 7 of 10These jiggle cups are made with your favorite all-natural grape juice and real grapes. Pack them with an ice pack in the lunchbox and they'll easily last until snack time. Kids will love the cool look and appreciate the fun approach to the healthy snack.
Make grape jiggle cups
Homemade Yogurt 8 of 10Homemade yogurt is so healthy and easy to make. Stir in your child's favorite fruit to give it a new, fresh flavor every time you pack it. Packed in screw top container next to an ice pack in an insulated lunchbox; it will easily stay fresh until snack time.
Make homemade yogurt
Lunchables 9 of 10These awesome homemade lunchables are a great nut-free lunchbox snack. Pack your child's favorite cracker, cheese, and deli meat and they can enjoy crafting their own snacking sammies!
Homemade Cheese Crackers 10 of 10These adorable cheese crackers are so cute and a great way to guarantee the ones your child is carrying are not processed in a peanut-processing plant.
Make cheese crackers
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