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Nut-Free Snacks for Lunch or Birthday Celebrations

Sometimes coming up with nutritious and nut-free food choices for our children can seem like an impossible mission, but there are actually many great choices! Here are a few recipes for snacks that would be great to share for birthday celebrations or to put in your child’s lunch box.

Fully-Loaded Snack Bars

And if you are looking for just some basic items to put into your child’s lunch beyond fruit and sandwiches, here are some things that you may not have thought of to include:

Nut-Free Spreads/Dips
  • Plain hummus
  • Sunflower Seed Spread
  • Guacamole
  • Soy Nut Butter

  • Fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes)
  • Fresh Fruits (apples, oranges, banana, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, pear, kiwi, blueberries, etc.)
  • Applesauce cup or pouch
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Mandarin orange fruit cup
  • Raisins
  • Dried Fruit

  • Cheese (stick, cube, round, slice)
  • Yogurt (watch out for granola or cookies on top that may contain nuts)
  • Pudding cup

  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers (Wheat Thins, Saltines, plain Triscuits)
  • Rice cakes
  • Goldfish/Cheddar bunnies
  • Sunchips
  • Potato chips
  • Popcorn
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita chips
  • Pirate’s Booty

  • Teddy Grahams
  • Graham Crackers
  • Nilla wafers
  • Fruit leather
  • Fruit snacks 
  • Fig Newtons
  • Jello cup

The joy and smiles of our children strengthen our commitment to a Montessori early childhood education. Westmont, an accredited school with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), stands as one of the premier Montessori schools in NJ. We welcome you to discover Westmont.