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The Best Dairy Free Lunchbox Ideas!

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Back to School is here!  We found out a while back that we have a dairy allergy in our family so that changes our lunch box routine. Dairy used to be a regular staple in our house but because of one allergy we are all pretty much dairy free in solidarity.  This year when we pack lunches for school days we will be packing only dairy free lunch options.  We have found so many fun, healthy, and delicious dairy free options for our lunches this year and today we are sharing our favorites with you.  Below are 15 Dairy Free Lunchbox ideas.  All of these non dairy recipes and lunch idea are from other blogs and posted with permission.  Please follow the linked lunch ideas for the full recipe.

Many of these lunch box ideas are perfect to make ahead in large batches for easy packing in the morning.  There are of course a couple adorable ‘cute food’ bento box ideas too.  This is a great mix of ideas with different flavors to suit even the pickiest of kid’s desires.  I hope that it is helpful as you ease back into the school year.

We’ve tried to include several different types of foods for kids and adults.  We know that there are lots of different allergies out there, so please take note of all the ingredients of each recipe.  We know that not all of these recipes will work for every kid or school.  Some schools do have rules about nut butters or other ingredients.  I hope that this is a great list of ideas to get you started as we go into the new year, and I hope that at least a few work for your family.

Tomato Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich  I am making this immediately!

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls I want to make this ahead of time!

Chicken Sausage, Kale and White Bean Sweet Potato Noodle Skillet This is another one that we know we can make ahead and serve all week!

Silly Face Wraps I think these are the cutest on the list!

froggy sandwiches bento box

Froggy Sandwiches

Allergy-Friendly “PB&J”

Allergy-Friendly Rice Krsipies Treats

apple sandwiches thrifty jinxy

Apple Sandwiches Recipe  We made these with sunbutter – so good!

Rainbow Poke Bowl with Canned Tuna

Mint Chocolate Sunflower Bites

Hummus Mashed Chickpea Sandwiches

paleo italian lettuce wraps

Paleo Italian Lettuce Wraps

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli

pesto tortilla rollups

Pesto Tortilla Rollups

Above you can see several entrees, crunchy snacks, and even desserts for a fun and balanced lunch. We are making several of these in advance the weekend before school starts so kids can easily pack their lunch on their own. I love that we have so many options that are sweet and savory and still dairy free.  Whether you are dairy free because of allergies or trying to cut down on animal products, we hope you find something delicious to pop in your kiddo’s lunch pail.

You know your friends are looking for back to school lunch ideas.  Help a friend out and share it with them! Make sure to pin it for later and share it with friends.

We want to wish all our friends a happy back to school! I think this is going to be the best year yet! Thank you to all the bloggers who participated and allowed us to share your recipe in our round up! Let’s do it again really soon.

Make sure you pin it for later https://www.pinterest.com/pin/237846424053485760/

dairy free lunch

Let me know what other lunch box ideas you are looking for!  What are you most looking for and most likely to pin?  We are hoping to share round up posts at least one a month going forward.  We love the idea of finding a popular and searchable idea to create a round up list for.  I love putting them all together so it is easy for our readers to access lots of different ideas in one place.  I am excited to support other bloggers by linking back directly to their sites.  I will never share the recipe on our page, just an authorized photograph and a direct link.  I would truly love to know what you are looking for! Please put your requests in the comment section and we will do our best to accommodate as many as we can.

Until Next Time ~Kate
19 Responses
  1. Miljana says:

    Unique, healthy, and delicious. I love it!!!

  2. I love all these dairy free lunchbox options. I think my son would love most of these food choices.

  3. I love the apple sandwiches. I need to make those for my boys for a snack.

  4. I bookmarked this for myself because I am dairy free and would love some new food and snack ideas!

  5. Helene Bludman says:

    Wow, so many great suggestions! This list could last many, many lunches!

  6. What a great list of lunchbox ideas! We homeschool but still need lunches and often need picnic lunches.

  7. This is such an awesome blog post!! I’m lactose intolerant so this is perfect for me! I think I’ll eat less dairy, instead of relying on Lactaid pills, I think that’s a healthier option.

  8. Cassie says:

    I’ve actually been trying to quit dairy myself to see if it will help with some ongoing acne issues I have been suffering so these are great

  9. Claudia K says:

    Oh my! What a fantastic list of dairy free lunch ideas. I really want to try them all. This one is first on my list – Healthy Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls.

  10. These are pretty awesome ideas. I would love to try these for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Tiffany says:

    These are all such cute ideas!! Love the idea of apple sandwiches – think I will make that for myself! 😉

  12. Very mouthwatering I love seeing those beautiful color veggies in the sandwich. My kind of food esp. now im trying to cut my carbs.

  13. Heather says:

    Lunch can be a bummer. My kid’s a vegetarian in a nut-free school so all her favorite options aren’t available. Ok, well the one thing she’d eat without grumbling. But you’re inspiring me to have fun with lunch a little more. Those silly faces would totally be a welcome addition to her lunchbox.

  14. Oh man those apple sandwiches look SO GOOD. I have to try that

  15. Andrea says:

    I am always looking for ideas for lunchboxes – so thanks for these! Can’t believe school starts so soon!

  16. Thanks so much for this post Kate! I have been searching for non-dairy options since discovering that dairy doesn’t agree with my oldest daughter anymore. This is the perfect solution

  17. I love these fun lunch ideas! My son really picky back when I used to pack him lunch! I would have Loved to make him some fun lunch boxes. That Chickpea Salad Sandwich looks delicious!

  18. Lisa says:

    I LOVE this post and then with school right around the corner I love it!

  19. I love these ideas. Easy to preparing and satisfying. Thanks for sharing!

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