My kids' daycare is also a peanut-free zone, so I can't fall back on the standard PB & J, which is a favorite in our house. That means I've had to get a bit creative with their lunches. I always pack sides like fruit, yogurt or applesauce, and something crunchy (like carrots, Pirate's Booty, veggie chips, or pretzel sticks). Here are some of my go-to entrees.
Most days, my kids are happy with organic Z-bars. These are the kid-version of Clif bars. Honey Graham is their favorite flavor. I get mine at Trader Joe's.
Ham/turkey and cheese in a whole wheat pita
Hummus and sliced cucumber on whole wheat bread
Cheese slices and crackers
Egg salad and crackers
A mini bagel with cream cheese
Mini muffins (you can make these ahead of time and freeze them)
cheese quesadillas (again, these can be made the night before and refrigerate them)
Of course, I'm always looking for good ideas. What's your favorite go-to entree for a packed lunch?