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Best Snacks for Kids with Peanut Allergies

written by: AlyssaAst • edited by: Rhonda Callow • updated: 8/31/2009

Finding tasty snacks for children with peanut allergies can be difficult. Many of the best snacks for kids with peanut allergies can easily be made in the home kitchen.

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    Children that suffer from peanut allergies often have to miss out on many delicious snacks. Luckily, there are many great snacks that can be made at home in just a few minutes for children with peanut allergies . The best snacks for kids with peanut allergies are not only free from peanuts, but taste great as well.

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    Pita Crisps

    Pita crisps can easily be made at home in a few minutes and are great snacks for children with peanut allergies. To make these, you will need regular sized pita’s that have been cut into quarters. Lightly brush the top of the pitas with oil or butter. Next, sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Finally, place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until they become crispy.

    The seasoning used on the pita’s can be anything you want. Many people choose to use cinnamon and sugar. You can also dip the pita crisp in yogurt for an added treat.

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    Cracker Sandwiches

    Cracker sandwiches are one of the best snacks for kids with peanut allergies. For this snack, you will need crackers, cheese, and lunch meat. For cheese, you can use any type you want, such as American or Swiss. The meat can also be anything from pepperoni to turkey. You children will love mixing and matching their meats and cheeses to form the perfect cracker sandwich. Other variations of this treat can use cottage cheese and fruit or vegetable wedges.

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    Tortilla Roll Ups

    Tortilla roll ups are another great snack option for children with peanut allergies. For this snack you will need any variety of soft tortillas, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese of your choice, and lunch meat of your choice. To begin, get you child’s favorite salad dressing and lightly spread it on the tortilla. Next, place the cheese, lunch meat, and shredded lettuce spread out on the tortilla. After this is done, roll the tortilla up and cut it into diagonal sections.

    These snacks are not only peanut-free but taste great as well. These snacks are simple enough to make, your child can enjoy helping you make them. Your child will love eating a snack they helped create.

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    References:

    “7 Healthy Peanut Free School Lunch Ideas” School Lunch Ideas

    “Allergy Information” Kidswithfoodallergies.org