If you are looking for some alternatives to the traditional PB and J sandwiches for lunch, look no further. It may seem daunting to have to come up with different lunches to accommodate your child's allergy or even just the nut free policy that many schools are following. Luckily, there is a comprehensive website to address this issue.
Designed for parents, schools, sports teams, and anywhere that feeds groups of children, the Safe Snack Guide
is a reliable website that keeps update on manufactures' ingredient lists and news concerning recalls, changes to manufacturing and other important information.
The allergy safe list covers tree nuts, peanuts, and egg. The list is updated every 2 weeks, and has the date clearly listed at the top. There are multiple pages of snacks, frozen foods, candy, alternatives to peanut butter and other kid friendly foods. It's well worth a look. The pdf is a free download, so it's handy to print and have available for making a shopping list.
Wondering about Gluten free as well? Making Gluten free part of your diet is just as difficult to manage as nut free is when you first start out. It's always wonderful to have a place where choices are listed that are GF. It makes shopping easier, and gives you or your GF family member some control back that he or she feels when finding out they can't just eat anything anymore.
The Peaceful Mom has a handy gluten free natural foods
chart that you can print off. As moms ourselves, we know how much easier it is to just have a list of ok foods to choose from. This one is great for shopping day.
If you are looking for something a bit more high tech, the ICanEat Fast Food Gluten Free and Allergy Free app
is handy. It isn't free ($4.99) but it's great if you are going to be eating out or traveling and don't want to have to bring all your own food for your family member with different food allergies.
Where do you get your kid friendly snack ideas? Share with us in the comments below.