Tips For Allergy-Friendly Classroom Snacks

 

Common Food Allergens 101

 

Parents, now more than ever, are aware of allergies; and the restrictions that they create when preparing classroom snacks and lunches. While the list of most common allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish; you don’t need to eliminate all of these foods from your child’s school menu. Instead, get an allergy list from your child’s teacher and narrow down what ingredients you need to remove from their lunchbox.  

If there are any allergies in your child’s classroom, have your child wash their hands and brush their teeth before heading to class. Be extra conscious of these simple steps, if your child has breakfast at home and eats the allergen in question. 

Craft Allergy-Friendly Goodness For Any Classroom

Now that you have a good idea of what allergens to look for, we’ve provided what you need to prepare delicious allergen-free goodness. All of the recipes below are easy to make, sweetened with homegrown sweetness, and highlight their allergen-free benefits.   

Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bars

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

 

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Bursting with the flavor of real strawberries, these genuinely delightful breakfast bars are baked with oats, coconut flakes and contain zero gluten.

Overnight Oats 

Nut-Free, No Eggs & Gluten-Free

 

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These easy-to-make oats can be made ahead of time and are a delicious way to provide your little learners with fruits and fiber.

Banana Oat Bread With Brown Sugar Icing 

Dairy-Free & Nut-Free

 

Banana Oat Bread with Brown Sugar Icing

 

Adding slices of this banana-riffic, non-dairy bread to your child’s homemade lunch will earn you an A+. Rely on this recipe to provide a sweet, allergen-friendly surprise.  

Candied Orange Peels With Chocolate 

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, No Eggs

 

Candied Orange Peels

 

Light and great for enjoying between afterschool activities, these dark-chocolate-dipped orange peels are filled with goodness and are well-rounded allergy-friendly option. 

Vegan Brownies

Dairy-Free & No Eggs

 

One Bowl Vegan Brownies

 

A decadent vegan delight, these brownies are an allergy-friendly and delicious way to earn points with the PTA.

At Florida Crystals, we believe in doing right by the earth and the people in it, and we know you do too. Thank you for doing your part to make the classroom an allergen-friendly space by packing homemade Florida Crystals® creations.