Now that many parents are back into the lunch packing stage, it can be tricky to come up with enough peanut-free snacks for school. While we enjoy peanut and other nut butter sat home, I know that most schools have a no-peanut (and often no-nut) policy in place to protect those kids with severe allergies.
I know there are some nut-free packaged food items you can buy, but many of these are filled with sugar and other additives. We prefer to make our own healthy snacks whenever possible. There are tons of great nut-free snack ideas and most are super simple. If you’re baking, double or triple the batch and freeze half. It makes life so much easier.
Here are 20 healthy peanut-free snacks for school that are perfect portable snack ideas. They’re also great to bring along for little ones on outings or day trips, or even for enjoying at home.
- Healthy Blueberry and Peach Muffins from HEN Family
- Fruit Skewers from Danya Banya
- Apple Squash Bread from Sunny Day Family
- Nutty Chocolate Chip Energy Bars from HEN Family
- Strawberry Fruit Leather from Craftulate
- Cheese Popcorn from Pistachio Project
- Pumpkin Gingerbread Snack Bars from Oh She Glows
- Banana Oat Bundles from Plant Powered Kitchen
- Roasted Garlic Parmesan Chickpeas from Mama.Papa.Bubba.Blog
- Healthy Brownies from Snotty Noses
- Pumpkin Pie Snack Bites from Strength and Sunshine
- Homemade Goldfish Crackers from Measuring Flower
- Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
- Chocolate Sunbutter Cups from Pistachio Project
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with Caramel Swirl from Two Healthy Kitchens
- Grain-free Granola from This West Coast Mommy
- Sugar-free Baked Granola Bars from Oh She Glows
- No-Bake Carrot Snack Balls from Kids Activities Blog
- Lemon-Kissed Blondie Bites from Plant Powered Kitchen
- Sunny Blues Breakfast Cookies from Healthy Happy Life
Other ideas for healthy snack options include:
- Hummus and cut-up veggies – along with the standby carrots and celery, you can also try things like broccoli, sugar snap peas, sliced red pepper and cucumber
- Dips and veggies or fruit – include a delicious yogurt-based dip for fresh cut fruit or veggies
- Yogurt – use plain yogurt and try flavouring it with maple syrup or chopped up fruit for a simple and healthier sweetener option
- Guacamole and tortilla chips – this guacamole from Super Healthy Kids looks delicious!