How was everyone’s back to school? We heard that in some parts of the country it was a hectic first week. We understand how it can get difficult especially with lunchboxes… Today we thought it would be a good idea to bring you 3 tasty ideas for a peanut free school lunch (or snack if you prefer). Nowadays it is more and more common to find people, and mostly children, with food allergies, specifically for peanuts. Some of these allergic reactions can be very serious and when your taste buds like tasty foods, it can prevent you from enjoying delicious meals.
a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without peanuts
We can imagine your face right now. “How is that even possible?”; “is it as good?”; “how do you make it?” Slow down, it will all make sense soon. By now you probably know that bakerly’s tastiness is made in a place where peanuts are not welcomed. This is simply to be able to accommodate everybody’s taste buds. Even though a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is more than welcome with a buttery French sliced brioche or hand braided brioche, some taste buds just don’t like peanuts.
so what’s the alternative?
Full disclosure, it’s been around for a while and we didn’t invent anything this time, but we did have the delicious idea of using our buttery French sliced brioche. It’s called sunflower butter. It came to the table in the 1980s as an alternative to peanut butter. You have no idea how relieved all the allergic taste buds were.
This alternate sandwich is simply called a sunbutter and jelly brioche sandwich. If you click on the name, you’ll get the recipe right away, but to be honest, it’s a very easy recipe. You need sunflower butter and jam or jelly (you choose what your taste buds prefer). You also need a toaster, but that’s optional.
Now that you have an idea of what it looks like with our special French brioche, go ahead and follow this link to the buttery sliced brioche product page. Grab our delicious product and pack a tasty sandwich for your children. Let us know what they think. Oh! By the way, we also discovered that it may be considered “healthier” than peanut butter. If that’s the case, then it’s a win-win for everyone!
another peanut butter replacement with bananas
It’s ok to ask yourself “how many replacements are there to peanut butter?!” We reacted the same way when we discovered this. A while back, someone offered a grilled peanut butter banana brioche sandwich. At first, peanut butter wasn’t a thing for our taste buds, but the mix was extremely tasty, so we decided to look for an alternative. The experiment consisted of trying multiple types of butter and we settled on almond butter mixed with chia seeds. Basically, this recipe is the same as the grilled peanut butter banana brioche sandwich mentioned earlier, but instead of using peanut butter, use almond butter mixed with chia seeds.
Mixing the seeds with the almond butter can be tricky…you want to make sure that your jar of almond butter is at room temperature and easily mixable with a knife. Add as much chia seeds as you want in the jar and mix until the mixture is homogeneous. Once mixed go ahead and prep your sandwich (you can either use French sliced brioche, or a few tasty French brioche rolls). Let us know what you think of it and make sure that you snap a picture of your kid’s reaction once their taste buds fall in love with it.
Italy in your kid’s lunchbox, is that even possible?
Our last peanut free school lunch idea is completely different. It has nothing to do with a replacement for peanut butter. It’s more along the lines of a super cool sandwich idea. Back in January, we shared this recipe: a creamy-tomato mozza sliced brioche sandwich. We thought this article was a good opportunity to bring it back and revamp it a bit.
what do we mean by a revamp?
Let us give you a very simple answer. In the recipe, we used French sliced brioche to make the sandwich. Keep this in mind when you make the sandwich for your child: use French soft brioche baguette to elevate that savory sandwich. We realized after making it again that the flavors are totally different when you make it with one bread versus another. Let us know which one you prefer and make sure to snap a photo and share it with hashtag #bakerlyrecipes and tagging our Instagram account @bakerlyusa.
time to share
Now that you have a few ideas of what you would like to offer your family’s taste buds, it’s time to share your creations with us. Tag bakerly’s Instagram account @bakerlyusa when you post your kid’s lunchbox with the hashtag #peanutfreelunch. Let us know which lunch they prefer in the comments!