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Nut Free Snacks Ideas for School

It can be a challenge to find nut-free snacks for school, but it’s important to make sure that your child is getting good nutrition. Here are some ideas for nut-free snacks that are both healthy and delicious.

It’s important for kids to have nut-free snacks at school for a variety of reasons. For one, good nutrition is important for kids to be able to focus and learn in school. Additionally, nut allergies are becoming more and more common, so it’s important to have nut-free options available for those students who have allergies. 

Nut-Free Snacks Recipes

There are plenty of recipes for nut-free snacks that are both nutritious and delicious. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

No-Bake Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped almonds or hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or olive oil

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the honey or maple syrup and oil until well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well coated.
  4. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper and press the granola mixture into the dish.
  5. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set. Once set, cut into bars or squares.

These granola bars are a great option for a nut-free snack that kids will love.

Fruit and Veggie Pouches

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped fruit (strawberries, apples, bananas, etc.)
  • 1 cup chopped veggies ( carrots, celery, cucumber, etc.)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the chopped fruit, chopped veggies, yogurt, honey or agave nectar and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into reusable pouches or ice cube trays and freeze for several hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to eat, thaw the pouches or cubes for a few minutes before enjoying.

These fruit and veggie pouches are a great way to sneak some extra nutrition into kids’ snacks. They’ll never even know there are veggies in there!

Trail Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, banana chips, etc.)
  • 1 cup nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, etc.)
  • 1 cup pretzels or crackers
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the dried fruit, nuts and seeds, pretzels or crackers and cinnamon (if using).
  2. Store the trail mix in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

This trail mix is a great option for kids who are always on the go. It’s easy to grab and go, and it’s packed with nutritious ingredients.

Homemade Popcorn

Ingredients

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the popcorn kernels and stir to coat with the oil.
  3. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the kernels start to pop.
  4. Remove from the heat and season with salt to taste.

This popcorn is a great alternative to store-bought popcorn that is usually loaded with unhealthy ingredients. It’s also a much healthier option than other snacks like chips or candy.

Ants on a Log

Ingredients

  • Celery sticks
  • Peanut butter or almond butter
  • Raisins or other dried fruit

Method

  1. Cut the celery sticks into 3-inch pieces.
  2. Spread each celery piece with peanut butter or almond butter.
  3. Top with raisins or other dried fruit.

This classic snack is a great nut-free option for kids. It’s simple to make and it’s packed with healthy ingredients.

These are just a few ideas for nut-free snacks that kids will love. With a little creativity, you can come up with plenty of other ideas too. Just make sure to avoid any ingredients that your child is allergic to.