Peanut-Free Lunch and Snack ideas

I just LOVE it when someone is helpful and does something right.

My daughter’s school has just made the change this year to be peanut-free.

This week I received a letter from the school director that not only alerted us to the policy change, but also explained the seriousness of the allergy and gave us links to peanut-free lunch and snack ideas.

I love that she didn’t just demand that we make a change, but that she is helping us to make that change by educating us and giving us excellent respources for options.

Way to go Mrs. B! I really appreciate you going that extra mile!

And I am so thankful that I just have to make a few minor adjustments, as my children do not have any food allergies. I am more than happy to make accommodations so other children and parents can breathe a LOT easier.

And, by the way, here are the links she sent us:

Easy and Delicious Peanut-Free Lunch and Snack ideas from WellSphere

7 Health Peanut-Free School Lunch Ideas from School Lunch Ideas

Nut-free Lunch recipes on Squidoo

Why is my child’s school nut-free? What can she bring? on About.com

And I’ll add a link to Lynn’s Recipe Adventures where Lynn shares all types of wonderful peanut-free and gluten-free recipes.

Anyone else have any great peanut-free lunch or snack ideas or sites to visit? Please do tell!

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Comments

  1. says

    This is such a great post! I saw it the other day when I was here for the blog hop. I have to tell you, as a mom of a son with a severe peanut allergy, this type of post makes me smile. Thank you for being willing to help educate. Thank you for your attitude!

    Your school sounds wonderful.

  2. Lisa says

    Yay for peanut free! I’m so very blessed that Kyle’s allergy isn’t as severe as it could be. And he transitioned to soy butter very easily. We have also tried cashew butter and almond butter, but he prefers the soy (mixed with honey of course). We also make strawberry cream cheese sandwiches and I’ve also heard of people making cream cheese and jelly sandwiches.

  3. says

    It is so wonderful to see how willing you are to go along with your school’s policy. My son has a peanut allergy and I hate to be the one for whom accommodations have to be made. And I know there are parents who just don’t understand and are very irritated by our school’s decision to be peanut free. I am so grateful to parents like you who are truly willing to understand. So thank you! Peanut (and other) allergies are indeed on the rise and I don’t think anyone really knows why. But they are very real and need to be taken seriously. My son is in 5th grade. He knows what he can and cannot eat and is very responsible about his allergy. But it certainly makes him rest a lot easier knowing that the thing that could make him so, so sick isn’t being eaten just down the table from him.

  4. says

    My kids aren’t near to school age, so I haven’t really thought about peanuts yet. When I read this blog though, it made me think about all these kids with peanut allergies. Why is this so much more prevalent now? I don’t remember a single kid in my school having peanut allergies. Just a weird thought….
    ~Jessica

  5. says

    thanks for sharing…my 3 yr old is still not in school, but this is great to know that they actually have this kind of policy in some schools. she used to have peanut allergies but she got over it.

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