Today there are so many allergies like nuts around and we have to be careful what to pack for lunches. I have a preschooler and would like some recipe ideas that are school friendly.


Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 28th May 2015


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  • I would suggest you check out the recipes section and school lunches for plenty of healthy and allergy free recipes.



  • Fruit in jelly, carrot, celery, cheese & bean sticks, homemade tuna sushi, rice crackers, fresh fruits, it’s hard but nearly everything in a packet may contain traces of nuts due to processing



  • My son loves to take salad and cheese wraps to kindy. Makes a nice change from a sandwich.



  • My kids mostly take ham and cheese sandwiches or wraps with a couple of pieces of fruit and/or veggie sticks, a piece of home made banana cake or a muffin, cheese and crackers, and water. Treats and those things like nuts, peanut butter etc can wait until after school.

    There are lots of great recipes in the “school lunch-boxes” recipe section here on MoMs. The one in the photo is we made and my oldest two love (especially good for rubbish free lunches)



  • will be interesting how much it changes over the years



  • Vegemite sandwich, fruit, rice crackers. My boys like simple lunches :)



  • Ham and cheese roll, Veggie sticks, yoghurt, fish fingers are some that my little one in kinder take.



  • Nude food is always good (such as fruit or veggie sticks) and then maybe try some rice paper rolls with veggies/noodles or maybe make a mini pizza with lots of veggies on top. Natural foods would be the easiest way to go. Also check out the recipes on here, there are some very creative ones!



  • chicken sushi rolls, salad wraps, fruit, mini pizzas, pasta, potato fritters



  • You could do vegimite scrolls for something different, or ham and cheese



  • What about mini quiches in bread cases- I bake these in texan muffin pans and freeze them, they are great



  • Ham/turkey and salad wrap
    Sushi (homemade)
    Leftover meat strips (eg. Shredded chicken) and veg sticks



  • raw vegies such as carrot and celery are pretty safe. I think all these restrictions are a bit over the top to be honest. When my kids were at kinder years ago there was not all these restrictions and there was not all these allergies around or if there was we never heard of them. I do however acknowledge there are some severe allergy conditions around.



  • When you’re in a hurry, it’s hard to go wrong with a vegemite sandwich, yoghurt, fruit, and maybe pretzels.



  • Vegetables are safe.
    Rinse them and do a salad.
    The possibilities of types of salads are endless.
    Chunky works best for us of a few favourites.


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