Nut-Free School Lunches that Won’t Drive you Nuts
Confound those school lunches! It’s hard enough to find something a kid will actually eat — especially when there are so many distractions from giggling friends and fun things to do — but if your school has a mandatory no-nut policy, it can make you tear your hair out. Believe me, I speak as a mom with several lunch-induced bald spots.
I try to see the ban on nuts as a blessing, though, keeping me from falling into the easy PB&J trap; instead, I must get creative — or else! Of course, there’s always sunflower butter (click here for a recipe for sunflower bread), which is very tasty (at least my kids like it). A container of yogurt with a baggie of cereal (click here for a recipe for peach-cereal bars with yogurt) is always a success at my house, too. (Don’t use granola, though, where nuts often hide!)
Here are some more ideas for school lunches to keep things interesting. And here is one more tip: Freeze the juice box or water bottle to keep your kid’s food cold — and safe — throughout the morning. Genius, right?
Don’t go nuts. Check out these great school lunch recipes instead!