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5 MEATLESS & NUT-FREE BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS

Whether your kiddos have already started their school year or you are getting close, you are probably already thinking about lunch ideas!

by Chris

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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Welcome to Family Food Live! Today Meatless and Nut-free lunch ideas! Get all the recipes...

Getting hungry yet? Here are today’s recipes.

LUNCH 1 – NUT-FREE HUMMUS

Shopping List:

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

Instructions:

  • 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

Instructions:
• 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

Instructions

  • 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

Instructions
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

Instructions:

  • 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

Here are a few other Back-to-School Lunch ideas you will love

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