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!
Quick Berry Compote with Cottage Cheese
For a child who likes a sweeter lunch, or even as breakfast before school, this calcium and protein-rich meal satisfies without the addition of sugar.
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp. diced blackberries
2 Tbsp. diced strawberries
1/4 cup cottage cheese
Combine the fruit in a medium bowl. Mash some of the fruit into a thick pulp, leaving the rest in bite-sized pieces. Serve over cottage cheese, with a nut-free granola bar and fruit-vegetable juice blend to drink. Serves 1.
Extras: Send along a little container of flax seeds (high in Omega-3 fatty acids) and wheat germ (high in essential nutrients) to sprinkle.
Kids can: Measure and mash the fruit.