Nut Free Snacks For Kids

By | July 31, 2015

 

Nut free snacks

Some of the people need nut free snacks as they are allergic to the nut containing snacks and could develop some complications if they include nut containing snacks in their diet.

What is nut allergy?

An allergy to the nuts is one of the most common food allergies. Along with the peanuts and the shellfish, nut is also one of the food allergens most frequently linked to the anaphylaxis which is a potentially life threatening reaction which impairs the breathing and can send your body into the shock. Symptoms of a tree nut allergy include:

  • The abdominal pain.
  •  Cramps.
  •  Nausea.
  •  vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Itching of the mouth, the throat, eyes, the skin or any other area.
  • Nasal congestion and /or a runny nose.
  • Shortness of the breath.
  • Anaphylaxis. but it is less common.

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad nut free snacks:
The pasta salad is the chock full of crunchy vegetables, the chunks of the chicken and the slippery noodles to the slurp. It is quick to make and have fun for the kids.

4 oz cooked whole wheat linguine or the spaghetti and rinsed in the cold water.
1 cooked chicken breast, which is shredded.
1 carrot, the peeled and the sliced into long matchsticks.
1 red bell pepper, the seeds and the core removed, sliced into the thin matchsticks.
one-fourth sliced sugar snap peas.
one-fourth cup bottled sesame ginger salad dressing.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, now toss well to combine them. Pack with the fruit and the milk to complete the meal. It Makes 2 4 servings, it is depending on the age and the appetite.

Try the  soba or the udon noodles in the place of the whole wheat pasta. Add the sliced green onions, the minced cilantro and the squeeze of fresh lime juice for the adventurous eaters.
For kids Measure the ingredients, now toss the salad. Enjoy your nut free snacks.

Quick Berry Compote nut free snacks with Cottage Cheese
For the child who likes the sweeter lunch, or even as the breakfast before school, the calcium and protein rich meal satisfies without the addition of the sugar.

Ingredients included:

One-fourth cup blueberries.
one-fourth cup raspberries.
2 tablespoon diced blackberries.
2 tablespoon diced strawberries.
One-fourth cup cottage cheese.

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Procedure for making it:

Combine the fruit in the medium bowl. Mash some of  fruit in a thick pulp, leave the rest in bite sized pieces. Serve over the cottage cheese, with a nut free granola bar and fruit vegetable juice blend to drink.

Send along a little container of the flax seeds which are high in the Omega-3 which is a fatty acids and the wheat germ which is high in the essential nutrients to sprinkle.
For kids  Measure and mash the fruits.Enjoy your nut free snacks

Carrot Salad Sandwich
The unexpected sandwich filling is the great for incorporating leftovers. The crunch of the carrots in a sour sweet dressing contrast nicely with rich cream cheese.

Ingredients include:

two slices whole grain bread
1 tblsp cream cheese, which is softened
1/3 cup of the  Grated Carrot Salad

Procedure for making it:

Divide the cream cheese between two slices of bread, spread thinly to the edges. Spoon the salad evenly  one slice of bread and place the second over it to cover. Pack with the fruit, the baked snack mix and a yogurt drink. Serves 1 to 2, depending on the age and the appetite.

Grate some cucumber in the salad for the color and the juicy crunch.
Foe kids  Help spread the cream cheese, now assemble sandwiches. Enjoy your nut free snacks

Crunchy Chickpea Salad
Make this salad the night before giving the vegetables a chance to soak up the dressing. they get crisp as they pickle slightly in vinegar. The bright color make the veggies extra enticing.

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Ingredients include:

One can of the chickpeas which are  rinsed and then drained
3 cups of  mixed raw vegetables, that are cut into the small dice, here we used the red, the orange and the yellow peppers, the cucumber, zucchini and the summer squash
half cup chopped fresh parsley.
half cup bottled vinaigrette.

Procedure for making it:

Combine all of the  ingredients in a bowl, toss well and the refrigerate overnight. Serve with the pita chips, the fruit and the yogurt drink.

Add some flaked, cooked boneless salmon filet for the  protein and the Omega 3s. Cooked leftover vegetables like asparagus, the peas, the broccoli can also be included in it. Experiment with different dressing to suit your family taste and the vegetables used. Instead of the plain pita chips make these Parmesan  instead.
For kids : Measure the ingredients toss the salad. Enjoy your nut free snacks

Corn and Bean Pockets
You need four ingredients for the fiber rich pockets, packed with all the fun of the taco night. Toasting  tortillas seals in the cheesy filling, to make it for a neat and tidy lunch box.

Ingredients include:

One-fourth cup canned black beans, drained and then rinsed.
One-fourth cup canned corn niblets, drained and then rinsed.
2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese.
2 tablespoons tomato salsa.
A 10 inch flour tortilla.

Procedure for making it:

In the mall bowl, add the beans, the corn, the cheddar and the salsa, stirring to combine. Place the filling into the centre of the tortilla. Now roll it up in burrito style with the ends closed to encase the filling.

Toast, the seam side down, in a non stick pan over the medium heat until it gets golden brown. Repeat on other side and refrigerate it overnight. Serve with the vegetable sticks and the Ranch dressing, the fruit and a yogurt drink. Servings 1 to 2 depending on the age and the appetite.

You can use 2 tablespoons of low fat refried beans instead of black beans. Try a green tomatillo salsa in place of tomato and add some chopped cilantro in to the filling for extra the kick.
For kids: Mix the filling and the roll the tortillas. Enjoy your nut free snacks

Corny Cornbread Muffins Nut free snacks:

Grated zucchini (yes, zucchini!) keeps these muffins moist without changing the flavor, in fact, most kids won’t even notice it’s there unless you tell them. We especially like them baked in mini-muffin tins.

Your favorite boxed cornbread or muffin mix or recipe it is the one that makes an 9 inch pan or so.

Ingredients include:

Half cup grated fresh zucchini.
Half cup canned corn, drained.
Half cup grated cheddar cheese.

Procedure for making it:

Prepare the cornbread. Add the zucchini, the corn and the cheddar cheese to the dry thr ingredients before mixing in the wet. Now carry on with the recipe as printed, baking accordingly. Serve with the bean salad, the fruit and the yogurt drink.

Stir the sliced green onion into the muffin mix.
For kids  measure the ingredients, stir them better and help to fill the muffin tin. Enjoy your nut free snacks

Rice Cakes with Dried Fruit Sprinkles Nut free snacks

It is very colorful and you will have fun to prepare it , this slightly sweet lunch option works for the kids who like to play with the food.

Ingredients include:

  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese which is softened.
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

1 plain rice cake.
2 to 3 tablespoon mixed dried fruit, which is cut into the small dice.

Procedure for making it:

Mix together the cream cheese and the cinnamon. Spread over the rice cake, leave a thin border at the edge. Now pack a small container of dried fruit for child to sprinkle over at lunch. Serve it with unsweetened applesauce and with the milk.

For kids stir together the cream cheese and the cinnamon, sprinkle fruit. Enjoy your nut free snacks

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Honey Mustard Ham Spiral Nut free snacks

People love ham and cheese, however a dipping sauce of the honey and the grainy mustard adds a little spice to it. Toasting the sandwich crisps tortilla. It makes it easier to chew it. It works well with the leftover chicken or the turkey as well.

Ingredients include:

2 teaspoon mild grainy mustard.
1 teaspoon. Honey.
A 10 inch whole wheat tortilla
2 thin slices of the provolone, the swiss or some other cheese that is good for melting
the 2 slices of the roasted ham.

Procedure for making it:

  1. In the small container, mix together the mustard and the honey. Now pack for lunch and set it aside.
  2. On the tortilla lay out two slices of the cheese, then the ham on top. Now Roll, burrito style, with the sides tucked in.
  3. In the nonstick pan over the medium heat, toast the roll, the seam side down, to seal. Now repeat with the remaining sides until it turns the golden all over. Chill it overnight. Serve it with the chopped vegetables, dipping sauce and the juice.

Makes 1 to 2 servings, it is depending on age and the appetite that how many servings to make.

If the kid that you are making the snacks for is more adventurous, then pair the roll up with the prepared mango chutney in the place of the honey mustard. Enjoy your nut free snacks

Mini Frittatas Nut free snacks

Eggs are the universal leveler in the house and often the one thing that everyone can agree at mealtime. For breakfast or in the lunch, these frittatas could be packed with whatever is the leftover cooked vegetables you have on hand.

Ingredients include:
4 eggs.
¾ cup mixed cooked vegetables that are cut into small dice.
2 tablespoon finely grated cheese.
1/4 tablespoon salt and the finely ground black pepper to add the taste.

Procedure to make it:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Now lightly coat a 12 portion mini muffin tin with the nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl whisk the eggs until they become frothy. Stir in the cooked vegetables, the salt, the pepper and the cheese. Divide the egg mixture in to the portions of the prepared tin and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until it becomes puffed and just set. Do not cook it until it become dry as they will continue to firm up as they cool down. Chill it overnight before serving it with whole grain crackers, the yogurt and the fruit and vegetable juice blend. Now makes 12 mini frittatas.

You could add chopped herbs of your choice if you want you could ass chives, the  parsley, basil and cilantro all of them work well. Experiment with the filling combinations like ham and the pea, the broccoli and the cheddar or the bacon and the corn.

These recipes were about nut free snacks. Give these recipes a go. I am sure you will try and will love having them. Enjoy your nut free snacks

References:

http://www.parenting.com/gallery/nut-free-recipes?page=9

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