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01.02.2013 in Meal Planning by Lena Gott 3

Peanut Free Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

This week I have to buy snacks for my daughter’s preschool class. Every time I go to the store for this, I don’t have a plan because I can’t seem to remember which items have peanuts in them and which ones don’t.

I’m fortunate that none of my kids have peanut allergies. For the sake of the ones who do at school, I definitely don’t want to violate the peanut free rule.

So this time I planned ahead and came up with a list of preschooler friendly snacks that don’t have peanuts in them based on past experience and recommendations from the preschool. Of course, I am going to check the labels to make sure before buying any of them.

I thought other moms like me might like to see my list. If you use it, please check labels to make sure because I could be wrong. Happy shopping!

Peanut Free Preschool Snack Ideas

  • Bagels
  • Graham Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Pita Chips
  • Wheat Thins
  • Veggie Straws
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Chex Mix Bars – Chocolate Chunch
  • Goldfish
  • Animal Crackers
  • Melba Toast
  • Cereal (kix, Cheerios, Chex)
  • Rice Crackers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Triscuit
  • Cheerios Snack Mix
  • Pretzel Chips (not Snyder)
  • Rold Gold or Utz Pretsels
  • Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Bread
  • Dairy Snacks
  • Yogurt Cups
  • Go-gurts
  • Celery with Cream Cheese
  • String Cheese
  • Cheese cubes or slices
  • Pudding cups

Fruit Options That Almost All Toddlers Like

In addition to the peanut-free rule, I like to stick to what I think would be popular choices among most toddlers. For instance, one of my children loves the leathery fruit strips while another does not. I plan on staying away from anything that I think some kids may have never had before. Fruit is always a good option!

  • apples
  • oranges
  • bananas
  • grapes
  • plums

Does anyone know if Nutri Grain Bars are peanut allergy friendly?  My kids love them so much they gobble them up the second I bring them home, so we don’t stock these much in our pantry. So I know my kids would love them for a preschool snack treat.

More Preschool Snack Ideas Without Peanuts

Here are a couple more resources to add to my list above for when you need to pack something more than a snack:

Nut Free Lunch Ideas

Nut Free Recipes

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This article has 3 comments
  • Kim@Eyesonthedollar 04.02.2013 1:07 AM Reply

    My daughter’s school does not have a peanut restriction, but that is a great list anyway. I need to bring in some snacks as well and that will help me as I usually have no clue.

  • Nancy 01.02.2014 8:16 PM Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this! As a teacher, I appreciate this list very much!

    • Lena Gott 01.02.2014 9:43 PM

      Glad you like it, Nancy! I used to worry every single time it was my turn to provide snacks that I would get it wrong, but now I just reference my standard list. :)

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