This post is sponsored by Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are mine.
It is back-to-school season and with most schools starting in person, here are some healthy and nut-free snack options that you can pack for your kiddos in their lunch box.
Many schools have a nut-free policy and sometimes parents get confused about what to pack in their kids’ lunch bags. And when it comes to snacks, there are so many options out there, that it can often get overwhelming as well – especially if you are looking for healthier options.
Here is a list of 20 healthy & nut-free snack options that you can give your child. Hint: no. 5 is our current favorite!
1. Fresh Fruits
Starting with the easiest and one of the healthiest snacks – fruits like berries, grapes, apples, cherries, oranges are one of the easiest and healthiest things that you can pack for a snack in your kid’s lunch bag.
2. Fresh Veggies
Veggies like carrots, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, edamame are filled with nutrients and are an excellent snacking option.
3. Nut-free Trail Mix
Since many of the store-bought trail mixes have nuts in them, you can make your own nut-free trail mix by mixing raisins, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, dried cranberries, and even a handful of chocolate chips or coconut chips to make things a bit more interesting.
Hummus is a great protein-packed snack option and it tastes so great as a dip with veggies like carrots, celery etc.
Who doesn’t love popcorn? It is the perfect snack that is loved by kids (as well as adults!)
One of our favorite outdoor activities is going on a treasure hunt in our neighborhood. And after all the running and jumping, I always make sure to have some fun snacks on hand.
We’ve been snacking on Monster Pop Popcorn all summer long and they’re such a delish snack after playtime, on playdates, on Movie nights, and of course even in school lunch boxes.
Monster Pop is made of all whole grain ingredients, and nothing fake. Each bag of Monster Pop is a healthy and natural, treat and is made with only 4 ingredients including real butter.
I also love that they come in small packages so I can easily carry them with me when we are out and about.
Now that we’ll be starting preschool soon, I’m definitely going to be stocking up on these to send in my son’s lunch bag. Both their flavors – Butter & Chesseriffic Cheese are packed with flavor and are gluten-free, non-GMO, and kosher.
Plus the cute packaging is a huge hit with my little one!! The little monster on the pack called Bud is my son’s absolute favorite and he loves munching on his Monster popcorn!
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String Cheese, cheese cubes, or a slice of cheese is one of the best go-to snacks that you can give if your kid loves cheese.
If your kid loves yogurt – there is nothing better than yogurt as it is full of probiotics and protein. You can also give them some granola along with yogurt that they can put on their yogurt for some crunch.
You can’t really go wrong with applesauce – however, just make sure there is no added sugar in them.
If your kid is an olive lover just like mine, they are a great option to give them in their lunch bag.
10. No-Bake Energy Balls