RECIPES: 6 nut-free snacks PERFECT for lunchboxes

20 January 2018

Looking for a nut-free snack for your little one? Great for lunchboxes, here are six of our favs – delicious, nutritious and totally nut-free!

Parenting a child with a nut allergy can be a worrisome thing – hovering around the food table at birthday parties, concerned about them sharing food at school. Luckily, packing a nut-free lunch box doesn’t have to be hard work. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best tried-and-tested nut-free snacks we know your child will love… all which are easy to make, delicious, nutritious, and just happen to be totally nut-free!

1. Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Banana Bread

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Perfect for snacks or toasted for breakfast, this delicious banana bread also has an egg-free option.

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2. Time-Saving Banana Pancakes

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These yummy banana pancakes take just minutes to make and can be kept for several days. They are even more delicious when topped with tahini!

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3. No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

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For a sweeter nut-free snack, these no-bake balls hit the spot without being overloaded with sugar. Yum!

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4. Nut-Free Bliss Balls

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We love bliss balls – they are perfect for little fingers and are super-portable. These nut-free bliss balls are no exception, and low in sugar they make a delicious healthy, nut-free snack.

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5. Savoury Goodie Balls

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For a something a little different, these savoury goodie balls are packed with protein and veggies. Yummy with yoghurt or hummus, there are also additional spice suggestions for the more adventurous munchkins. Even better, they can be frozen, so you can make up a big batch at once!

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6. Egg, Sweet Potato and Cherry Tomato Tarts

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A great morning or afternoon tea, they can also double as a quick breakfast option on the run. Simple to make and super-yummy, these divine little tarts are certainly one of our favourite nut-free snacks!

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What’s your favourite nut-free snack?

Written by

Tara Leong

Tara Leong is a university-qualified nutritionist renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and health. A new mum and keen cook, she debunks popular nutrition myths, teaching people how to live a healthy life without the fad diets. Tara is passionate about advocating a fear-free and guilt-free way of eating because life is too short not to enjoy a slice of chocolate cake. Find Tara on Facebook at The Nutrition Guru and the Chef and at Baby Guru Nutrition. To book a consultation with Tara, head to www.thenutritionguruandthechef.com.

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