Back to School Nut Allergy Friendly Snacks
Peanut and tree nut allergy friendly snacks and lunch ideas for back to school and all year long!
It’s that time of year again! Schools across the country are starting back up again, or maybe already have, depending on where you live. Like most kids, mine are beyond excited to go back to school. They’re ready to check out their new classrooms, meet their teachers for the coming year and see their friends again. Going back to school can be both fun and challenging, and for some, scary – especially for those with food allergies.
Having three kids and one with a peanut allergy, I’m always looking for fun, healthy and most of all safe snacks and lunch options for them to enjoy, both at home and at school. The challenge is keeping things fun. Eating the same thing 5 days a week for 9 months out of the year can get boring fast. We do stick to a lot of basics that we trust, in addition to fruit, cheese, yogurt etc.
Over the weekend I whipped up a batch of our favorite cinnamon apple chips and homemade ranch dip to enjoy with Annie’s brand new crustless Pea B&J Pockets. It was a perfect afternoon snack and would be a great option for peanut and tree-nut restricted classrooms!
One of my favorite things about the new Pea B&J Pockets…next to the fact that they’re made with an alternative to peanut butter, is that they’re stored frozen! I’ll admit that at first I was skeptical. I thought for sure the bread would be soggy if it thawed in the packaging, but it wasn’t! Now I know that they’ll absolutely be ready for snack or lunch time at school. Just toss straight from the freezer and go!
I’ve tried other peanut butter alternatives in the past and they never quite cut it for us, always having a sharp unappetizing bite. But, the sweet creamy golden pea spread is a perfect pairing with the grape and strawberry jam. I was happily surprised, as were my kids! Bonus, every Pocket includes 9 grams of whole wheat, and they’re completely natural (free from artificial flavors, colors etc) making them completely Mom approved.
Like me, you might be thinking, teachers or other kids might be alarmed by the similar appearance to traditional peanut butter sandwiches or just peanut butter in general. Every Pea B&J Pocket comes individually wrapped with nutritional and allergen information on it.
Pair your favorite Pea B&J Pocket variety with some of your favorite homemade snacks for a delicious and nutritious school lunch or afternoon snack! I can guarantee there will be lots more cinnamon apple chips in my future and fruit leather!
What are some of your favorite go-to snacks for peanut and tree-nut restricted classrooms and for home snacking?
Starting today, you can find both 4 and 8 count packages in the frozen aisles of Target. Just another excuse to go shopping!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Annie’s Homegrown. As always, all opinions and views expressed in this post are my own.