This morning I made the school lunches and then opened my son’s backpack only to find a note stating that in addition to nuts, there was a severe allergy in his class that prevents me from packing any food containing cooked or un-cooked eggs. No meatballs, pancake bites, egg-containing breads or pizza dough. I can totally handle the restrictions but I feel so very sorry for all families that must deal with scary allergies. It’s a tough world we live in, and I can’t imagine the level of anxiety the child and parents feel trusting other parents to pack egg-free lunches in order to be safe in the classroom.
While I love to make food and snacks from scratch, sometimes relying on companies with high standards, where ingredients are clearly written on a package is comforting as well as convenient. We’ve rounded up a few new snacks and will be giving them all away to one lucky family. Here’s a wrap-up of what we’ve discovered, along with a giveaway of all of these snacks and MORE.
- The delicious, ooey-gooey treat kids know and love. Rice Krispy squares are super easy to make, and you can freeze them individually and pop them in the lunchbox.
- Homemade fruit roll-ups (1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 cup frozen peaches, 1 tsp finely grated orange zest. Strain the fruit, puree, and then bake on Silpat in a 175 degree F oven for 4-5 hours).
- Sweet and savoury popcorn (drizzle with ¾ cup finely grated parmesan, 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning, 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes)
- Fruit salad with some fresh mint thrown in
- Mini muffin tin ham and egg bites
- Protein Energy Balls (1 1/2 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 T chia seeds, 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter, 3 T natural honey, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips, 3 T almond milk)
- Homemade granola bars
- Celery with spreadable cheese inside
- Avocado or cucumber sushi! (Don’t go for the fish without refrigeration).
- Blended banana, milk and vanilla protein powder in a bottle
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