15 Nut-Free Lunch Recipes and Snacks
No more peanut butter & jelly—schools are banning nuts in school lunches. Here are 15 nut free recipes for snacks and lunches your kids will devour. Plus, get more delicious kid and toddler lunch ideas!
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
This pasta salad is chock full of crunchy vegetables, chunks of chicken and slippery noodles to slurp. It's quick to make and fun for the kids.
4 oz. cooked whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti and rinsed in cold water
1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 carrot, peeled and sliced into long matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, seeds and core removed, sliced into thin matchsticks
1/2 cup sliced sugar snap peas
1/4 cup bottled sesame ginger salad dressing
Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, tossing well to combine. Pack with fruit and milk to complete the meal. Makes 2-4 servings, depending on age and appetite.
Extras: Try soba or udon noodles in place of the whole-wheat pasta. Add sliced green onions, minced cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for adventurous eaters.
Kids can: Measure the ingredients, toss the salad.