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My daughter’s school has strict peanut and peanut butter rules. We have children in the school that can not even come in contact with the peanut oils. While children can have peanut butter in their lunches, the school has found that it is easy to control because they have all lunches with peanut butter or peanuts in one section. In the classrooms it is a bit harder, so the school has set in place a no peanut rule for the classes.
If your school is also a peanut butter free zone and you are struggling for ideas that will make meet the rules AND make your kids happy, here are some ideas.
Yummy Snack Bars™: YummySnack Bars™ are the “better-than-candy” bars. They’re made of wholesome, real-food ingredients like flaxseed, almond butter, coconut, and cocoa. The best part is they still taste like favorite candy bars! All YummySnack Bars are gluten-free and contain only 8 grams of sugar (and no starch), are high in fiber, and contain 100 mg of Omega 3s. They do not contain hydrogenated oils, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives of any kind. YummySnack Bars are available in six delicious flavors: Peppermint, Brownie, Coconut, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter (obviously you you can’t send this flavor in) and Chocolate.
Yogurt covered raisins: Even kids who tend to not like raisins, seem to love yogurt covered raisins. They are healthy for the kids and the yogurt gives them a sweet taste that kids tend to eat up.
Fruits and Veggies: This is a tried and true snack idea in my house, but the kids get tired of the same old and get kind of annoyed while they are eating fruit and veggies and their friends are eating chips. I try to switch it up by providing great tasting fruit dips or serving them in a fan way.
Frozen yogurt: Ok, not like the ice cream kind. of course. Take kid yogurt and freeze it. It can be the kind in the tubes or it can be the kind in the little cups. The kids will get a kick out of it being froze,. It gives the yogurt a slightly different taste but it also makes it fun to eat. It thaws a little during the day, before the kids eat it, so that it is not too hard to eat at school. Add it in the kids lunch boxes and it doubles as an ice pack.
No-Nut Butter: If you have a kid who just wants something with peanut butter, try Sneaky Chef No–Nut Butter. No-Nut Butter is a delicious peanut-butter alternative made from naturally sweet and “nutty” tasting yellow peas, but without a trace of peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, or soy. Sneaky Chef No–Nut Butters are produced in a nut-free facility. They are all natural, soy free, gluten-free and contain no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils and no artificial colors or flavors. Sneaky Chef No–Nut Butter is available in two varieties, Sneaky Chef Smooth No–Nut Butter and Sneaky Chef Chocolate No–Nut Butter. The No-Nut Butters come in 18 ounce jars and in 6 ounce grab-and-go cups. It is a great way for kids to get their peanut butter fix while still keeping kids with peanut allergies safe.