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40 Weeks of Nut Free School Lunches – Week 2

Back again with another week worth of school lunches I made last week. I would like to plan ahead and make lunches the night before, but evidently it doesn’t bother me to get up a little sooner and do this in the morning. My husband is a great help and fixes the kids breakfast while I create their lunches. It takes me about 15 minutes to make their lunches in the morning, depending on the amount of prep needed.

My girls LOVE their lunches. They bring home empty containers almost every day. On days when they ran out of time or got full, their lunch leftovers serves as their after school snack. We try to encourage our kids to not waste and see that food has value.

My goal is to start trying out some new recipes for school lunches and perhaps even feature one new idea each week. I don’t want my readers to get bored of seeing the same things every week!

Week 2: 5 Peanut & Nut Free School Lunches

Week 2: 40 Weeks of Nut Free School Lunches #peanut #treenut #free #kid #lunchMonday: (top center) sunbutter & jelly mini bagel sandwich, apple half, mini cucumber & cherry tomatoes, soy sauce crackers & cheese wedge.

Tuesday: (top right) cream cheese & ham tortilla roll-up, babybel cheese, mini bell peppers, strawberries

Wednesday: (bottom right) turkey slices, mini triscuts, colby jack cheese stick, grapes, snowpeas, carrots

Thursday: (bottom center) apple half, fruit and granola yogurt (nut free granola!), mini cucumber, mini bell peppers

Friday: (bottom left) ham & cream cheese roll-up, snowpeas, cheese stick, strawberries, cucumber slices, carrotsLife Between Trips


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  1. Very healthy lunches for your girls. One of our parents shared your link on our FaceBook page and I think your lunches will be an inspiration for many families. I would caution parents of children three years & younger to cut grapes & cherry tomatoes in half to prevent a choking hazard. You are doing an excellent job giving your children a variety of healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein. Great job, mommy!

    • Thank you Flora! Yes, I remember those days of grape cutting! My girls are 7 and 9 now, so we’ve moved past that phase, but it’s a good point to make. I really appreciate your comments. If you see the parent who shared my post, give him/her a big thank you from me too! Take care.

  2. Hi! I have loved taking notes on your ideas for my 2.5 year old for summer camp this week! Do you know anywhere that has the divided containers in store? Thanks!

    • Hi Nicole — I believe I’ve seen them at Fred Meyer and Target. Perhaps even Safeway too??..

  3. Sorry if this has been asked before, but how do you keep your apple halves from turning brown by lunchtime? Thanks! Great ideas here!

    • Hi Mary! I keep pineapple juice or lemon juice handy and spread some on with the back of a spoon. The pineapple juice is the girls’ favorite, but I don’t always have it on hand. I keep a plastic bottle of lemon and lime juice in the fridge to it’s quick to grab.

    • Hi Mags – I wish I would have noted it because now I can’t remember! I know that I was happy to see no nut ingredients or warnings listed on the packaging, but cannot recall the brand. I believe they were in a two or four pack.

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