This post may contain affiliate links. Purchasing through them helps support this website. (Click on the pictures to shop the links.)
Disclaimer: I was provided with free product from Stuck on You in return for my honest review. All thoughts an opinions are my own.
I know we’re still deep in the thick of summer, especially those of us here in the south where the temperature is way above “glistening” and on to full “sweating.” But back-to-school time will be here before we know it! My son is starting Kindergarten this year and I’m so excited for him. He’s going to an amazing charter school with a wonderful community of teachers and parents. We’ve already had a couple of play-dates and a family picnic this summer to get to know people.
His new school is nut-free, and we’ve also cut out almost all dairy from our diet. So school lunches have been on my brain. My son eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich almost every single day. (In fact, when he was 2, his teacher at preschool told me he cried that day during lunch when he saw he had a ham sandwich instead of peanut butter!) Needless to say, I’ve been preparing him so that he’ll know he won’t get to have his beloved pb&j at school anymore, but he can have it at home! And I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of healthy, filling school lunches that don’t include dairy or nuts.
Here are a few ideas I’ve come up with so far:
4 Nut and Dairy Free Ideas for School Lunch
Mediterranean favors fill this lunch box. My kids love hummus almost as much as I do, so I know this lunch will be a hit.
Who doesn’t love chips and salsa?
Some pre-cooked sausages and frozen french toast squares make throwing together a breakfast themed lunch super easy!
Pizza was one of the hardest foods to give up when we started cutting back on dairy. We’ve tried the plant-based cheeses, but no one in our family likes them. We’d rather just have cheese-less pizza!
I’m also planning to do some pasta lunches, sunbutter sandwiches, hummus wraps, and we may let him buy lunch at school every now and then too.
Also, how cute are these bento boxes? They’re from a company called Stuck on You and my kids are obsessed with them!
Here are a few other awesome bento box options from Amazon:
Do you have any other ideas for nut-free and dairy-free school lunches?