Whether your kiddos have already started their school year or you are getting close, you are probably already thinking about lunch ideas! And if your child has a food sensitivity, you are always looking for new ideas. Today on Family Food Live, I will share 5 Meatless & Nut-Free Back to School Lunch Ideas.

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Lunch 1 – Nut-Free Hummus

Shopping List:

  • Chick Peas (1 can), drained
  • One Lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic
  • Olive Oil, varies


  • Add drained chick peas, lemon juice, garlic and a good pour of olive oil into a food processor. The amount of oil depends on the consistency you want in your hummus. Start out slow — it’s easier to add than take away
  • Put hummus into a container with some parsley
  • Serve with carrots or pita bread chips

Lunch 2- Parmesan Kale Chips

Shopping List:
• Bag of Organic Kale
• 1/4 teaspoon Salt
• 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, grated

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Wash and separate kale into bite sized pieces
• In a large bowl, add kale, olive oil, and salt and mix
• Add parmesan cheese and mix again
• On a lined baking sheet, place kale in a single layer on top
• Bake for 5-7 minutes or until edges start to brown

Serve the kale chips with a variety of foods including a hard-boiled egg, grapes, string cheese and pretzels.

Lunch 3 – Pimento Cheese Pinwheels

Shopping List

  • Pimento Cheese
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Green Pepper
  • Orange
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries


  • Spread the pimento cheese over a flour tortilla and roll tight, then cut into bite size pieces
  • Or cut the green pepper in half, then in half again to create a “boat” — and add the pimento cheese to the pepper to create a pepper boat

Serve the pimento cheese rolls or boat with an orange and a spinach strawberry salad

Lunch 4 – Pizza Rounds

Shopping list

Crescent Rounds
Pizza sauce
Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375°
Put the crescent rounds on a lined baking sheet and put in the oven for about 6-7 minutes
When the rounds are a little more than half way done, remove from oven and add a spoon of sauce on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted

Serve the pizza rounds with carrots, grapes, applesauce, pretzels

Lunch 5 – Cream Cheese & Chives Pepper Boat

Shopping List:

  • Cream Cheese, softened
  • Chives, chopped
  • Green Pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and chives
  • Cut the green pepper in half then in half again to create a “boat” for the cream cheese mixture
  • Add the cream cheese to the pepper

Serve the cream cheese & chives pepper boat with hard-boiled egg, strawberries, cheerios

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