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What to Pack in Your Dairy-Free Lunchbox

By October 28, 2012

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Packing a lunch without dairy can be daunting, but with a little advance planning and label reading (note that milk and whey are common bread ingredients) you or your child can have a lunchbox to look forward to. Try one of these ideas:


Sandwich ideas:

  • Pita bread stuffed with hummus and veggies
  • Almond butter and marshmallow fluff for a new twist on a kid classic
  • Dairy-free lunch meat and soy cheese on dairy-free bread
  • Tortilla wrap with dairy-free lunch meat, tomato, and guacamole


  • Soy yogurt
  • Homemade trail mix with nuts, seeds, safe granola, and dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Dried fruit, such as raisins, dried cranberries, or apricots
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Potato or tortilla chips
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Mini rice cakes (make sure they are dairy-free) with almond butter


For more dairy-free school lunch ideas, see Ashley Skabar's recipes for Dairy-Free Lunches for Kids.


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