25 Nut-Free Lunchbox Ideas for KidsOne of the biggest questions we get each year during back to school is for nut free lunch ideas. With peanut and nut allergies on the rise in recent years, many schools have issued a ban on nuts and nut butter in lunchbox and classroom snacks.

While some ban only peanut butter, I’ve heard from an increasing number of people that anything resembling peanut has also been banned, including sun or soy butter.

I’ve lived with a nut allergy my whole life. Thankfully, that is not something my boys have to deal with. I understand the frustrations fellow parents have about not being able to send certain items in their kids’ lunchboxes to school, especially those with kids who will only eat a PB&J, but it’s important to note how severe and life-threatening a nut allergy can be.

If your school has gone nut free or you have a child with a nut allergy, we’ve gor you covered with healthy and delicous nut free ideas.

Here are 25 of our favorite nut free lunchbox ideas for back to school!

1. Turkey Veggie Sushi

Turkey Veggie Sushi

2. Wonton Taco Cups

3. Black Bean Empanadas

Black Bean Empanadas

4. 5-Ingredient Broccoli Grape Salad

5. Freezable Pizza Pockets

6. Alphabet Vegetable Soup

Alphabet Vegetable Soup

7. Southwest Quesadilla & Pepper Boats Bento Box

8. Cheesy Taco Pasta

9. Apple Zucchini Mini Muffin Bento Box 

10. BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

11. Breakfast Wafflewich Bento BoxBreakfast Wafflewich Bento Box

12. Caprese Zoodle Salad

Caprese Zoodle Salad

13. Chicken Veggie Wraps

14. Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Pepper Boats

15. DIY Nachos Lunchbox

DIY Nachos Lunchbox

16. Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box

17. Broccoli & Cheese Crustless Quiches

18. Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Empanadas

19. Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

20. Turkey Hummus Pinwheels

21. Kale & Chicken Pot Pies

22. Mac n Cheese Muffins

23. Veggie Caesar Pasta Salad

Veggie Caesar Pasta Salad

24. Pizza Bento Box

25. Sandwich Kebobs

26. Deconstructed BLT Bento Box

27. One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac

28. Out of this World Space Bento Box

29. Pizza Bagel Bites

Pizza Bagel Bites

30. Protein Power Lunchbox

Protein Power Lunchbox

31. Rainbow Bento Box

Rainbow Bento Box

If you’re looking for alternatives to peanut butter, trail mixes, pesto and more, check out my previous post for Nut-Free Alternatives for Kids.

For more information or support for food allergies in children, visit http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/ or http://www.allergykids.com/. Also, check out Kid-e Tags, mom-invented emergency ID tags and safety products that quickly relay vital information to an adult, caregiver or medical personnel in an emergency. Great for kids with food allergies or medical conditions!