Are you tired of serving fresh-cut fruits and veggies as a healthy snack? Sure, there’s nothing wrong with these options, but they can get boring fast if those are your only choices. Are you looking to mix it up? Here are a few healthy and quick peanut-free snack choices to add to the rotation:
1) Switch to dried fruit. This can provide a nice break from fresh fruit. Banana chips, dried apples, and raisins are a few of the popular options. A word of caution: be careful about serving prepackaged fruit snacks or fruit dip as a snack, as peanut ingredients may be hiding in the ingredient list.
2) Opt for dairy products. Many brands of string cheese, cubed cheese, and yogurt are safe for those with peanut allergies. This food group provides a nice break from fruits and veggies.
3) Choose baked goods cautiously. Many store-bought baked goods are processed along with peanuts, making them dangerous for those with allergies. But there are some safe and healthy options, including Cheerios and other whole grain cereals, as well as rice crackers or rice cakes. Just be sure to check the label to make sure they are processed on peanut-free production lines.
4) Satisfy a sweet tooth. Jell-O and pudding snacks are relatively healthy ways to satisfy your craving for sweets without risking an allergic reaction. As many with peanut allergies well know, ice creams and candies are not only less nutritious but also tend to be riskier, since they are often processed with peanuts.