Nut/Peanut-Free Snack Suggestions

Some have started already, my kids go back to school in about 10 days.  With it comes packing snacks and lunches.  Because of dangerous allergic reactions to nuts and peanuts, snacks in most classrooms must be nut/peanut-free. My son’s elementary school nurse sends nut-free snack suggestions, but I find them less than ideal healthwise. I’ve updated (slightly) my Nut-free Snack List for those who need suggestions on what to pack for healthful snacks.  Caution that some legumes (lentils, chickpeas, soybeans) can cause allergic reaction in some that are peanut allergic.  This list is not free of those. 

Find the list here>>>Nut Free Snacks

Favorite New Snack!

Favorite Snack!

I will also be going into the elementary school, with a few other volunteer parents, to help kids choose healthful foods at lunch– meaning grabbing as many fruits and vegetables as they’d like, and maybe even suggesting a few to try.   I find the first graders are often nervous about getting lunch from the cafeteria in the  first few weeks.  I try to make it smoother and less nerve-wracking for them, letting them they know what “comes with” their lunch. 

Fresh vegetables are easy to take with you.

Fresh vegetables are easy to pack up for snacks.

Maybe when the kids get back to school, I’ll get more time to blog.  We’ll see.