As we go back to school, coming up with new peanut-free lunch ideas can be tricky! These 4 creative lunch box ideas can be easily prepped on a busy school morning, or use leftovers from the night before.
Make regular wraps more fun by turning them into pinwheels! Fill a tortilla with your favourite fillings and roll, then chop it into pieces. Try:
- Turkey & cheese
- Hummus and veggies
- Wow Butter and jam
Breakfast for Lunch
Switch it up – freeze leftover pancakes or waffles from the weekend and cook in the toaster, or use toaster waffles! All you need:
- Leftover pancakes or toaster waffles – try these banana-oat pancakes
- Greek yogurt, dairy-free yogurt or sub chia pudding
- Maple Syrup
- Wow butter (optional)
- Hard-boiled egg (optional
Burritos or Burrito Boxes
Try leftover kid-friendly quesadillas or create make-your-own burritos! Let kids assemble their own for lunch for extra fun. Pack:
- Flour or corn tortillas
- Seasoned ground beef, plant-based ground or black beans
- Cherry tomatoes
- Mild Salsa
Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Use cream cheese or dairy-free cream cheese with cucumber, avocado, tomato, or sprouts depending on what your kids like! Or try a sweet version with cream cheese and raspberry chia jam. Serve on whole-wheat bread or bagels, or roll them into pinwheels!
This dairy-free cream cheese from sunflower seeds is a great nut-free option!