With peanut and nut allergies on the rise in recent years, many schools have issued a ban on nuts and nut butters in lunchbox and classroom snacks.
I’ve lived with a nut allergy my whole life — thankfully, that is not something my boy have to deal with. I understand the frustrations fellow parents have about not being able to send certain items in their kids’ lunchboxes to school, especially those with kids who will only eat a PB&J, but it’s important to note how severe and life-threatening a nut allergy can be.
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If your school has gone nut free or you have a child with a nut allergy, click on these nut-free lunchbox ideas for back to school:
- Turkey Veggie Sushi
- Wonton Taco Cups
- Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Empanadas
- Freezable Pizza Pockets
- Alphabet Vegetable Soup
- BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
- Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
- Chicken Veggie Wraps
- Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Pepper Boats
- 5-Minute Green Bean Vinaigrette Salad
- Broccoli & Cheese Crustless Quiches
- Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
- Turkey Hummus Pinwheels
- Kale & Chicken Pot Pies
- Mac n Cheese Muffins
- Packable Caesar Pasta Salad
- Sandwich Kebobs
For more information or support for food allergies in children, visit KidsWithFoodAllergies.org or AllergyKids.com. And take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge: For every pledge taken, $1 will be donated to support Feeding America.