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Lunch & Snack Ideas

Wondering what to pack for lunch? Check out these peanut-free lunch, snack and dessert suggestions.

Lunch

  • Bagel with vegetable confetti: Spread a bagel with cream cheese, then finely dice sweet raw veggies like peppers and carrots. Sprinkle the veggies over the bagel.
  • Cheese slices or cubes
  • Chicken, cheese and crackers
  • Cinnamon raisin bread with cream cheese
  • Cold cuts
  • Cooked dumplings
  • Cottage cheese
  • Dolma: stuffed grape leaves
  • Fish sticks and fruit
  • Grilled cheese on whole wheat bread
  • Hummus, pita and/or veggies
  • Mac and cheese
  • Meatballs and rice or pilaf
  • Pizza: on an English muffin, homemade dough, other bread, leftover, etc.
  • Red lentil soup
  • Sausage
  • Sliced avocado
  • Soy nut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Steamed couscous, plain or add feta, beans, veggies, etc.
  • Steamed veggies (throw some mixed frozen veggies in small container in the morning, will be thawed by lunch)
  • String cheese
  • Sushi rolls: crab meat, cucumber, avocado wrapped in rice or a flour tortilla. Cut into pieces and wrap it tightly. Use the same method for salmon or tuna salad.
  • Sweet potato balls (microwave sweet potato, mash with butter, brown sugar, milk, then roll into bite-sized balls)
  • Tofu cubes (from stir fry, or soft cook and coat with wheat germ, crushed cheerios, or crushes graham crackers)
  • Vegetable soup
  • Yogurt

Snack and Dessert

  • Applesauce
  • Cereal bars
  • Cheese
  • Dried fruits (Trader Joe's is a good place to go)
  • Fig Newtons
  • Fresh fruit: apples, pears, nectarines, bananas, grapes, etc. Good coated with wheat germ or crushed cornflakes.
  • Pretzels
  • Rice cakes
  • Veggies
  • Yogurt (good with berries)