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25 NUT-FREE School Lunch Ideas

 Tired of wondering what to pack in your children's lunch box every day? These nut free lunch ideas are perfect for even the pickiest of eaters!

It will soon be back to school time here in Canada and I am so happy to have returned to work. Due to covid, I was unable to be in my school cafeteria during the last 18 months. While I enjoyed my time off, I am happy to be returning to a somewhat normal routine. Let me tell you though, I am exhausted!

The fact that I am bone tired got me thinking of how lucky I am to have older children. My kids have been packing their lunches for about the last 4 yrs now, so I don't really have to try and figure out what to pack them and hope that they will eat it. Being a working mom, then coming home and doing the 'MOM' thing is stressful sometimes, so I wanted to collect school lunch recipe ideas, to please even the pickiest of eaters. 

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All the following recipes are Peanut/Nut Free, which means they are great for any school across the globe. Here in Canada we have a strict no peanut/tree nut rule in all our schools and day cares, so I wanted to make sure that these ideas would be permissible no matter what country you are in!

Meatball Pita Pockets- Budget Delicious

These 5 ingredient Meatballs Pita Pockets, made with pantry staples, are the perfect easy back to school eat, family dinner, appetizer, or snack.

Homemade Spaghetti-O's- Strength & Sunshine

Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O's that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that's kid-friendly and mom-approved!

Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps- Spice and Sugar Mama

This recipe is going to show you How To Make Chicken Caesar Wraps in the easiest way possible. Using various shortcuts, this is a lunch that you will be able to enjoy in under 10 minutes. The freshness of the vegetables paired with the smoky crispy bacon make this wrap a lunchtime favorite.


This low carb pizza muffins recipe with zucchini is so easy to make. They make perfectly portable zucchini pizza bites for healthy snacks, appetizers, even breakfast or lunch.

Gluten-Free Egg Roll in a Bowl- Mom, the Lunch Lady

Chinese food at school? It's possible with this super simple and healthy recipe. Throw it in a thermos, so the kids can there favourites any time of day.


Vegan Sushi Cupcakes- Vegan Dollhouse

If you like sushi and cupcakes, these colorful sushi cupcakes should be your cup(cake) of tea. They’re vegan, gluten free, nut-free, and super cute.

Chicken Muffins- Go Healthy with Bea

Don't know what to do with leftover roasted chicken? Those easy to make gluten free chicken muffins will be perfect to fill your lunchbox.

Tuna Puff Pastry Pinwheels- It's Not Complicated

These simple to prepare Tuna Puff Pastry Pinwheels make a great addition to the lunchbox. Delicious hot or cold, they are full of flavor and are great to have on hand.

Rainbow Hummus Veggie Wrap- Recipes from a Pantry by Bintu

This quick, easy, no cook and healthy Rainbow Vegetable Tortilla Wrap is packed full of colorful veggies that kiddoes, big and small, will love. It is perfect for school lunches, brunches and when you are out and about.

Oil-Free Chickpea Salad- Plant-Based on a Budget

Mashed chickpea salad only takes just minutes to prepare and is so delicious! Plus, this one is completely oil-free making it perfect for a lighter meal.

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls- Mrs Jones' Kitchen

With a creamy leek and ricotta filling, these vegetarian sausage rolls are a great lunchbox filler, and can be frozen - perfect for batch cooking!


This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is satisfying, delicious, and completely customizable. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare and it's perfect for make-ahead lunches.

Better Than Panera Broccoli Soup- Mom, the Lunch Lady

With fall right around the corner, kids will love a hearty warm soup in their lunch box. Packed with broccoli and melty cheese, this is the ultimate soup!

Keto Roll Ups- Savvy Honey

These pepperoni string cheese roll-ups only take two minutes to make. Packed with protein, your kids will love these.

Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets- The Gourmet RD

Easy homemade chicken nuggets that are baked to crispy perfection! Serve with 2 ingredient honey mustard for dipping.

Vegan Chinese Tofu Fried Rice- My Plantiful Cooking

This incredibly flavorful and hearty vegan tofu fried rice will definitely keep you full for hours! Healthy, easy to make and a great lunchbox filler.

Tahini Pasta- A Sweet Alternative

This tahini pasta is smothered in a luscious, flavorful sauce. It’s nutritious, filling, and easy to make.

English Muffin Pizzas- Vanah Lynn Designs

Make mini pizzas ahead of time and then freeze them. Pull one out in the morning and thaw it before putting it into the lunchbox.

Kid-Friendly Pasta Salad- Little Sunny Kitchen

This kid-friendly pasta salad is packed with lots of fresh veggies, which makes it a healthy, filling, colourful, and delicious meal that your child will love!

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Apple Fritter Muffins- Mom, the Lunch Lady

All the deliciousness of apple fritters, in muffin form. These muffins are a great sweet addition to any lunch box!



Crunchy nut-free butter, smooth reduced-fat cream cheese, and crisp sweet-tart apples … like little no-bake apple pie cheesecakes, all rolled into cute, delicious pinwheels!


No-bake, easy nut free granola bars made from oats, sunflower butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Lightly sweetened with honey or maple syrup.

Fruit Sparkler- Lil Tigers

Make fruit more interesting and prepare this adorable fruit sparklers for their lunch boxes

Vegan Sweet Potato Cookies- This Healthy Kitchen

Soft and chewy, naturally sweetened and absolutely delicious sweet potato cookies! They're allergen free, and the perfect healthy treat for lunch box snacks.

Pear Muffins- The Aussie Home Cook

These pear muffins are light, moist and delicious. With wholemeal flour and not to much sugar they are a healthyish lunchbox treat the whole family will love.



Comments

  1. This is such an awesome collection of lunchbox ideas!

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  2. My son is about to start kindergarten and I need all of the ideas I can get. I love this list. Pinning for later so I can refer to it often...I know I'm going to need it!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I needed these ideas. My son goes to preschool and a boy in his class has a peanut allergy. I needed some other ideas besides just sunbutter :)

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  4. Such great ideas. My kid is starting kinder so it's the first time I have to send lunch. I will be saving this!

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  5. Thank you, I needed this list!

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  6. I can also pick some and make for my lunch at work!

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  7. This is such awesome roundup!

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  8. What a fantastic list of ideas! This will keep us going for a while. Thanks!

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  9. This is so helpful - it's quite stressful working out what to make for school lunch each day so I'm keeping this close by. Thank you.

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  10. Love all these nut free ideas! It's hard to think of things to send to school so truly appreciate it!

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