Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Keeley McGuire’s Allergy-Friendly Fun Lunch Boxes

With the school year underway, we thought families could use some new allergy-friendly school lunch ideas. These recipes and many more creative ideas can be found on Keeley McGuire’s “Allergy-Friendly Fun Lunch Boxes” blog. Thank you for sharing your recipes, Keeley!

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Romaine Lettuce Sandwich Wraps

Top 8 Free: Milk-free, Egg-free, Tree nut-free, Peanut-free, Wheat-free, Soy-free, Fish-free, Shellfish-free

  1. Romaine lettuce
  2. Lunch meat of choice
  3. Honey mustard or other condiments
  4. Carrots
  5. Fruit

Cut romaine lettuce into bread-sized pieces, and fill with lunch meat and condiments of your choice.

 “Romaine wraps are one of my favorite gluten & grain free ways to eat “sandwiches” now. Here I made them with turkey, salami, honey mustard, and carrot for a little added crunch!”

“Build Your Own Nachos”

Top 8 Free: Milk-free, Egg-free, Tree nut-free, Peanut-free, Wheat-free, Soy-free, Fish-free, Shellfish-free

  1. Leftover taco meat
  2. Corn tortilla chips
  3. Milk and soy-free cheese substitute, or regular cheese if not milk or soy-allergic
  4. Salad mix and dressing
  5. Fruit

Put leftover taco meat in a thermos or silicone cup to be microwaved at lunchtime (or eat cold). Kids can top their chips with meat and cheese or cheese substitute.

 “Simple, quick, and delicious.” 

Pasta Salad

Top 8 Free: Milk-free, Egg-free, Tree nut-free, Peanut-free, Wheat-free, Soy-free, Fish-free, Shellfish-free

  1. Wheat-free pasta (such as corn or rice pasta), cooked and drained
  2. Vegetables of choice (zucchini, tomatoes, sweet peppers), chopped
  3. Salami, cut into pieces
  4. Italian dressing
  5. Fruit

Make pasta salad the night before, and have the leftovers for lunch. Cook and drain pasta, then toss in cut vegetables and meat. Coat in Italian dressing and refrigerate until ready to pack.

“One of my other favorites for lunch is cold pasta salads! Mmm… Here I packed up gluten free & allergy friendly noodles with zucchini, tomatoes, sweet peppers, salami, and mixed with Italian dressing.”

Recipes provided with permission from Keeley McGuire’s Allergy Friendly Fun Lunch Boxes blog, www.keeleymcguire.com.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2014 issue of FARE’s Food Allergy News. Read more of the newsletter here.

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