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Classroom Allergies? Here are Great Nut-free Lunches and Snacks

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Class is back in session! Planning what to pack for lunch can be a headache, especially if there are many allergies in the classroom. Most schools are nut free and sometimes getting creative on lunches and snacks can be a bit challenging. To take out the guesswork and stress of finding nut-free lunches and snacks, here are some great ideas of foods that will be stars in the classroom (or even the office if there are leftovers)! Check out these recipes and forget the fretting!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Perhaps your child loves cookies or granola bars, but you don’t love those sugar-filled treats as snacks. Sarah from Whole and Heavenly Oven loves sharing indulgent recipes with a healthy twist! Her oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars (pictured above) are the solutions to your child’s sweet tooth- bake these bars up!

Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls

Does your child love dried fruit? Or maybe you do! These energy balls from Brianne of Cupcakes & Kale Chips have the perfect balance of dried tropical fruit and fiber, making for a great energy filled bite! Packed with flax and oats, these are a great addition to any lunchbox.

Easy Owl Sandwich

Fun faced foods seem to be all the rage to send in your child’s lunchbox. While you might be ambitious to test them out, time just seems to get away. But Shannon from Kids Activities Blog has created a quick and easy way to get those adorable faces on food that your child will love. Her owl sandwich can be customized and filled with cheeses or meats that your kid likes or perhaps even sneak in some veggies! Get your ingredients together and make this adorable sandwich!

5-Ingredient Baked Cauliflower Tots

Kids love tots, but an overload of potatoes isn’t always the best for their diet. Kelly from Just a Taste has created a wonderful veggie alternative that little hands will love! Easy to make and only 5 ingredients, these cauliflower tots get your kids an extra serving of vegetables and best of all- they are baked! Get your food processor out and start making these in batches- they’ll be going fast!

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Whether for a snack or lunch, these zucchini pizza bites are a great alternative to pizza. They are small, perfect for kids, and get your fussy eaters to try some green vegetables. These bite sized pizzas from Chungah of Damn Delicious are easy to make and great to whip up for an afternoon snack- they only take minutes to make!

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