Easy Nut-Free Kids Lunch Ideas for Camp or School

Easy Nut-Free Lunch Ideas for Kids

This summer, we signed Luca up for summer camp and that means packed camp lunches! It’s great practice, because we’ll be packing his lunch for school this fall, too. If you’re in need of some nut-free lunch inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started.

Easy Nut-Free Kids Lunch Ideas for Camp or School

For reference, Luca will be 4 years old on September 25th! These are the lunches we’ve found easiest to make so far. To get started, here are the products we use when packing his lunch:

Now, here are some ideas on how to pack the lunchbox. I’ve divided this into compartments – Main and Sides – because I find that helps me mentally compartmentalize as well.


  • Ham and cheese (in a tortilla or on bread)
  • Turkey and cheese roll-up (in a tortilla or on bread)
  • Quesadilla (cheese, black bean, chicken, or ground meat)
  • Cream cheese & jelly sandwich
  • Sunbutter & jelly (Wowbutter doesn’t have the best ingredients, but it’s the closest in flavor to regular nut butter)
  • English muffin pizza
  • Tortellini or other pasta salad
  • Hot dog cut up or in a bun, sliced into manageable sections
  • Blender muffins or muffins of any kind
  • Veggie tots (from Inspiralized & Beyond)
  • Leftover pizza!


  • Roasted veggies – broccoli, string beans, sweet potatoes, peas/carrots
  • Raw veggies – carrots, celery, cucumbers, sliced tomatoes
  • Fruits – apple slices, berries, grapes, stone fruits, banana
  • Cheese sticks
  • Yogurt tubes
  • Crackers and cheese slices
  • Annie’s chocolate graham bunnies
  • Meat sticks/jerky
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Granola bars or other nut-free bars
  • Pretzels
  • Sweet potato fries or potato fries/wedges
  • Cereal/O’s

I’d love to hear some of your easy kids lunch ideas! Drop a note below. Thank you in advance!

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to click the 'Choose file' button below to add your photos!

The maximum upload file size: 300 MB. You can upload: image. Drop file here

Latest on Inspiralized

Subscribe to Inspiralized

Subscribe to one or all of our newsletters for amazing
recipes, inspirational content + our most popular recipe PDF.

  • Weekly Recap
  • Kidsletter
  • Products + Sales

air fried shrimp tacos with pineapple mango salsa and guacamole, another meal made fully from a @wholefoods shop! 🌮🍍🥑🍤⁣

~ corn tortillas⁣
~ guacamole⁣
~ pineapple & mango salsa (fresh prepared foods)⁣
~ sliced red cabbage (pre-sliced container)⁣
~ @sirkensingtons chile lime crema⁣
~ cleaned & deveined shrimp ⁣
~ panko breadcrumbs ⁣

preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. dredge the shrimp in egg and dip in panko (toss the panko with paprika, onion, chili, & garlic powder, salt, and cumin.) add in a single layer to the air fryer and cook for 7-10 minutes, flipping halfway through (they’re done when golden brown and C-shaped.) spread some guacamole on the tortillas and top with shrimp, cabbage tossed with juiced lime, pineapple mango salsa, and drizzle with the bottled crema. easy peasy! 👏🏼 ⁣

what’s your favorite easy weeknight taco combo? 🌮 #inspiralizedwholefoodsmealideas

super easy lunch idea, made (almost) entirely from the freezer and 100% from @wholefoodsmarket, so next time you go there to shop, grab the following items and make this Teriyaki Tofu and Pepper Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry👇🏼👇🏼

~ frozen riced cauliflower, stir fry style⁣
~ frozen three pepper blend (sliced bell peppers)⁣
~ organic teriyaki sauce⁣
~ @wildwoodfoods teriyaki baked tofu⁣
~ for garnish: white sesame seeds, red pepper flakes⁣

heat a tablespoon of neutral oil in a medium skillet. add the bag of riced cauliflower and sauté until softened to your preference (about 5 minutes for rice-like, IMHO.) set the cauliflower aside in a bowl. add a couple handfuls of bell pepper strips and half the package of tofu, cubed. pour over some teriyaki sauce (I use about 1/3 cup), stir, and let cook until peppers are totally soft, another 3 to 5 minutes. top the riced cauliflower with the teriyaki tofu and peppers. garnish with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. enjoy!⁣ 🥡

do you like easy meal ideas like this from specific grocery stores? 🤔 I'll start a hashtag for them - this one will be #inspiralizedwholefoodsmealideas

probably my favorite part of parenthood is seeing life through my children’s’ eyes. everything is new and they live a life of exciting discovery. and nothing beats the merriment of Christmastime! 🎄🎅🏻 luca and roma had a blast ice skating today in NYC - luca got the hang of it quickly and he loved pushing roma on the little plastic bear seats they had at @rinkatbrookfieldplacenyc. ⛸❄️ the twins were angels and slept the whole time, so I could be present with my older kids. 👼🏻👼🏻

and we’re building a holiday bucket list calendar, what should we add to it (aside from meeting santa? 😉)

cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

for the curry, simmer cauliflower, carrots, a jar of @mayakaimalfoods, and 2 cups of @bonafideprovisions veggie broth in a large pot for 20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. add cooked lentils, stir, and serve with jasmine rice, chutney and toasted naan. easy 30 minute meal 👏🏼 not exactly thanksgiving-friendly, but worth a share!

safe travels today and tomorrow and wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving 🦃 I’m so grateful for you