20 Peanut Free School Lunch Recipes and Ideas!


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by Sarah Minnesota Mama at Foodie.com

My four year old son Aiden has a peanut allergy so we have a completely nut-free house. Everything we eat is nut free. Many schools are going nut free with the rise in life threatening peanut allergies so even kids without nut allergies are having to bring nut free lunches to school. I have compiled 20 peanut free school lunch recipes and ideas to help get your creative juices flowing this year. It’s really not that difficult to go nut free once you get the hang of it. Here is some inspiration for you! Scroll through my Foodie collection to see all 20 peanut free lunch recipes.

Peanut Free Back To School Lunch Recipes - Must Have Mom
These recipes are full of amazing flavors and the protein of nuts has been replaced with other proteins. You won’t find yourself lacking anything here. You won’t even miss the nuts.

 These Cranberry Pretzel Cheerio Bars are completely addicting and they are healthy too! Your kiddo will be asking for more.


 Make this easy homemade applesauce and pack it in your kiddo’s lunch with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top!


Get creative with this fun puppy themed bento box. I love the apple frisbees and carrot dog collars!


This Cripix Nut Free Trail Mix Recipe is the perfect alternative to it’s nut filled counterpart.


These nut free monster cookies put the peanut butter version to shame!


These Southwest Turkey Wraps put a spin on the boring old sandwich and give your lunch box new life.


This family snack mix is the perfect healthy snack for your kiddos lunch box or on the way to school for breakfast on the go!


This rainbow jello will brighten up anyone’s day!


Pack these mason jar salads on Sunday and you are set for the week! They last a week in the fridge and don’t get soggy!

Check out my entire collection of peanut free back to school lunch ideas in my Foodie Collection!

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  1. These are great! I’m lucky my kids don’t go to a peanut free school, but these look yummy no matter what.

  2. Great recipes! My kids do not have a Peanut Free school, but I pinned in hopes to help the parents of kids who do! Thank you for the great post!!

  3. These are great recipes!! Thankfully my kids do not go to a peanut free school, but I know they’d like these recipes anyhow!!

  4. These are such great recipe ideas. I am often lost when it comes to what to make my kids for lunch.

  5. What a great list! Lots of schools are going peanut-free & I know so little about it.

  6. The need for peanut-free lunches is becoming more and more important. I will share these with my cousin whose daughter is allergic.

  7. Great list! I try to keep my kids lunch peanut-free to protect classmates.

  8. Such great ideas! Pinning so I remember!

  9. Thanks for these! My sons school is nut free!

  10. I love these ideas! My kids don’t have peanut allergies but they attend peanut free schools so we always have to be conscious about the lunches we pack. Thanks for these ideas!

  11. With the amount of children that have a peanut allergy this should just be sent to every parent! such a helpful list!!!

  12. These are all great ideas for both kids with peanut allergy or not and very helpful for parents who are looking for new ideas!

  13. Great ideas for parents dealing with nut allergies

  14. My kids can eat peanuts, but I know sometimes their friends can’t. This will help me pack lunches that they can enjoy with their friends, great round-up!

  15. The cranberry pretzel cheerios bars really struck home with me. Look so fun to make as well.

  16. Great ideas for school, love when kids can take their own lunches and have it fun too!

  17. vickie couturier says:

    some really good ideals I hadn’t thought of before,,my grandkids love peanuts but cant have them at school,so this would be some great alternatives

  18. These would be great to take to school for safe treats, too!

  19. I’m going to have to try a few of these!

  20. Our schools here are all nut free so these are great! Thanks!

  21. I think Peanut butter is a daily staple in our house. I have a hard time with meats and nuts are the main source of protein for me. I did have an allergic reaction to pecans the other night, makes me super sad. I love the mason jar salads. Meal prep is so important to keep me on a healthy diet. Thanks!

  22. Nicole Dz says:

    The snack mix and the cherrio bars look really good. Great collection of peanut free ideas for school lunches.

  23. What fantastic ideas for the upcoming school year. Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  24. These are all great recipes & suggestions! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday this week.

  25. What a fantastic list! Our school doesn’t allow peanut treats or snacks and I’m always running out of ideas, so thank you!


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