Nut-Free Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Nut-Free Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas

As a parent, back-to-school time can be hectic. You're trying to get your kids ready for the new school year while also dealing with your work and other responsibilities. One thing that you don't want to have to worry about is what to pack for your child's lunchbox. If you have a child with a nut allergy, this can be even more challenging. But don't despair! There are plenty of delicious and nutritious nut-free lunch ideas out there. In this blog post, we'll share some of our favorites.

Peanut-free and nut-free granola bars

If you’re nut-averse but still want a delicious snack, nut-free granola bars are the answer. Packed with yummy oats, these nut-free bars are a perfect alternative to nutty snacks while still providing crunch and flavor. Add nut-free chocolate spread to take your granola bar game to the next level - it’s like indulging in dessert without the guilt (of nuts). Go ahead and munch away without any nut worries - nut-free granola bars make it easy to snack with peace of mind!

Nut-free trail mix

If you're looking for a snack that's sure to hit the spot, why not try making your own nut-free trail mix? It's a delicious alternative to store-bought snacks and is full of health benefits such as healthy fat sources like chia and flax seeds, as well as lots of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Plus, it's easy to put together, just choose some of your favourite dried fruits, nuts or seeds and get creative. Whether you prefer sweet flavours or savoury, there are so many tasty combinations you can mix up for yourself or for the whole family. So ditch the processed snacks and give nut-free trail mix a try!

Dried fruit and nut-free chocolate chips

What could be better than a big bowl of delicious and gooey chocolate chip cookies? How about the same bowl of cookies, made with no added cholesterol and no nuts? It sounds too good to be true, but dried fruit and nut-free chocolate chips are here to revolutionize our desserts! These little chunks of chocolaty goodness still have the same luscious flavour as ever, without any of the allergens. With these divine treats, you can indulge in your favourite recipes safely, knowing you’re not compromising on taste. Who knew allergy-friendly baking could taste so heavenly?

Vegetable sticks with nut-free dip

It's crunch time! Vegetable sticks are the perfect snack if you're looking for something low-calorie, yet tasty. Get the full nutrition of veggies while still indulging in a delicious snack. Don't worry if you have a nut allergy—swap out your typical dip for something nut-free and just as delicious. The combinations are endless with different kinds of veggie sticks like carrots, celery, peppers, and cucumbers all ready to be dipped into a yummy yogurt or cheesy dip! So grab your veggie tray and get ready to indulge in a truly guilt-free snack.

Fresh fruit salad with a honey yogurt dressing

Making a fresh fruit salad with a honey yogurt dressing is the perfect way to prepare an easy and delicious summer treat. An assortment of delicious fruits such as apples, peaches, strawberries, and bananas, carefully diced and combined, makes for a colorful plate that's sure to please both the eyes and the taste buds! A dollop of creamy yogurt drizzled generously with warm honey adds sweetness without overpowering the delicate flavors of the fruit. Now that's what I call summer perfection!

Mini quiches without nuts

If you're looking for a tasty snack that's perfect for any occasion, why not try mini quiches without nuts? They are easy to make, cheap to buy, and can be tailored to suit tastes of all ages. The best part about them is that no one has to worry about nut allergies! You can also make mini quiches with different types of cheese, vegetables, or even meat fillings - so there's something for any kind of food lover. Whether it's a quick snack or a party dish your guests will love, these mini quiches without nuts will certainly be the highlight of the night.

Eating nut-free doesn't have to be boring or a struggle! When planning your shopping trips, consider all the fun and unique items you can add to your snacks to make them extra special. From personal spin on quiche without nuts, to trail mix without nuts, and adding some dried fruit and nut-free chocolate chips combinations that not only taste delicious but are also completely safe for those with allergies or intolerances can make snacking exciting! Plus, having a jar of nut-free chocolate spread in the pantry means you always will have something on hand when those midnight cravings strike. Nut-free isn't limited - it's an opportunity for an endless variety of creations to help keep everyone feeling full and satisfied.

Nut-Free Banana Pop Tart

Banana Pop Tarts

Huge shoutout to @schoollunchbox for the very clever and 'deelicious' nut-free banana pop tarts!

Gluten Free Expo 2022 - Here we come!

Australia’s biggest and best gluten free events!

Coeliac Australia brings you the Gluten Free Expos – events not to be missed by those with coeliac disease or following a gluten free lifestyle. We are excited to be back with live events with the Melbourne Gluten Free Expos just around the corner!

So far, we have welcomed back more than 15,000 visitors to our Brisbane, Perth and Sydney Expos. It's thrilling to see exhibitors and visitors being able to interact and enjoy the opportunity to discover, sample and buy the latest gluten free products.

Gluten Free Expo 2022 event dates are located above. For more information on each event, please select the ‘Expos’ option from the top menu.

Coeliac Australia brings you the Gluten Free Expos – events not to be missed by those with coeliac disease or following a gluten free lifestyle.

The Gluten Free Expo is the largest dedicated gluten free event in Australia! The Expo gives visitors a chance to discover new products, taste the best gluten free food or shop a bargain all without the worry of asking ‘is this gluten free?’

We're attending Fine Food Melbourne 2022

Fine Food Australia is back in 2022, better than ever, and we’re excited to be exhibiting at the event curated by all facets of the food industry, for the industry - 5-8 September 2022, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

After nearly four decades, Fine Food remains the leading exhibition for the food trade. You can look forward to discovering the latest innovations and products from retail to hospitality and manufacturing to bakery. Access free education at the favourite Talking Shop and Talking Trends stages as well as expert advice, tips and tricks at the various cooking demonstration and competition areas.

Fast-track your recipe for commercial success with the newest products and practical insights this September.

To find out more about what’s on at Fine Food Melbourne, visit and don’t forget to register for free entry!


Cake Bake & Sweets Show Melbourne 2022

Just a quick notification to let you all know that we have confirmed our place at the Cake Bake & Sweets Show Melbourne 2022 - the sweetest show in Melbourne!

Held from 8-10 July 2022 at MCEC, the Cake Bake & Sweets Show is the perfect place to experience a fun-filled day out with sweet treats, celebrities, shopping, celebrity chef demonstrations, workshops, cake competitions & more!

Come visit us for a taste test at stand K12 and grab a show special price! Hope to see you there!


Reasons to Love Nut Free Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Sweet, nutty, and totally delicious, it's no wonder that this spread is a staple in so many homes. But what if I were to tell you that there's an even better version of this already amazing food? Enter: nut free chocolate hazelnut spread. That's right, folks - a Spread that's not only delicious but also safe for those with nut allergies! Here are just a few reasons why this Spread is so amazing.

  1. It's Delicious!
    Let's be real - the main reason anyone eats chocolate hazelnut spread is because it tastes good. And nut free chocolate hazelnut spread is no different! In fact, many people say that it's even tastier than its Nutella counterpart. If you're looking for a delicious treat that everyone can enjoy, look no further than nut free chocolate hazelnut spread.
  2. It's Safe for Those with Nut Allergies
    As someone with a severe nut allergy, I can tell you firsthand how frustrating it is to be left out of the fun when everyone else is eating something I can't have. But with nut free chocolate hazelnut spread, everyone can enjoy the same treat without fear of a reaction. This Spread is perfect for parties, school events, or really any time you want to share a tasty snack with friends or family - without having to worry about someone ending up in the hospital!
  3. It's Made with All Natural Ingredients
    If you're health conscious (or if you're just looking for an excuse to eat more chocolate), then you'll be happy to know that nut free chocolate hazelnut spread is made with all natural ingredients. No artificial flavors or preservatives here! Just pure, delicious goodness that you can feel good about eating.

There are so many reasons to love nut free chocolate hazelnut spread! Whether you're looking for a delicious treat that everyone can enjoy or a healthy snack made with all natural ingredients, this Spread has got you covered. So next time you're at the store, be sure to pick up a jar (or two!) of nut free chocolate hazelnut spread - your taste buds will thank you!

An introduction to living with a nut allergy

What type of nuts can cause allergies?

Peanut allergies are the most common food allergy, whereas tree nut allergies include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachio nuts, and walnuts. So if one person is allergic to one type of tree nut but not peanuts or vice versa, is it true that they are allergic to all nuts? That isn't always the case. Tree nuts are a distinct plant group from peanuts (also known as groundnuts), and individuals may be allergic to both types. AND if you're sensitive to tree nuts, you'll almost certainly react to other species as well.

How do you know if you are allergic to nuts?

A nut allergy is one of the most common allergies, but it can also be hard to diagnose. There may not always be an immediate reaction in some cases when someone with a nut allergy eats something containing nuts, so sometimes this type of allergy is difficult to detect. However, reactions like stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting; coughing or wheezing; itching on skin or lips; swelling around mouth or tongue; dizziness and fainting spells are signs that could point out towards having ingested nuts that contain proteins that your body has formed antibodies against. If these symptoms occur after eating food containing peanuts or tree nuts there might be cause for concern!

How can I tell if something has nuts in it?

Peanuts are present in a wide range of products, from chocolate to toothpaste. They may be hidden or visible, but they're used in many food items to add a creamier texture and flavor. Assume the worst-case scenario if you're unsure what's in your meal and leave it out entirely. When cooking for others, it's always a good idea to inquire about each ingredient to avoid any later confusion.

The 'May contain traces of nuts' disclaimer

You will typically see this line printed onto almost all packaging. This disclaimer can mean the product has been exposed to nuts at some point during its manufacturing process and therefore cannot be guaranteed as completely free from risk.

There are also many cases when manufacturers will label their foods as 'not suitable for people with severe allergies. If you see such labeling then they have given specific instructions that those who suffer from severe allergies should avoid consuming the food altogether.

Every time they consume something new or consume anything outside of their home, where ingredients may not always be trusted, people with peanut or tree nut allergies must exercise extreme caution! If someone has an allergy to a certain food.


For one, you cannot be guaranteed that any food is completely free from risk. Some manufacturers will label their foods 'not suitable for people with severe allergies. If this warning appears then they have given specific instructions to avoid consuming the product if it may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

Those who are afflicted by peanut or tree nut allergies must take great caution every time they eat something new or consume anything outside of their home where ingredients can't always be fully trusted! As well, sufferers should watch out after eating certain types of products as reactions might occur later on.

Nut Free Choc Hazelnut Puff Pastry Christmas Tree


  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • Deewishus Nut Free Choc Hazelnut Spread
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Icing sugar


  1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees C
  2. Prepare oven try with baking paper, and place one sheet of puff pastry onto tray
  3. Lightly score one sheet of puff pastry into the shape out a Christmas tree
  4. Spread Deewishus Nut Free Choc Hazelnut Spread within the Christmas Tree shape
  5. Lay second puff pastry sheet and trim top sheet to shape
  6. Repeat process for a star shape to top the tree
  7. Lightly score 2 lines down the middle of the triangle to form a tree trunk that is narrower at the top and gets wider towards the base. Using the trunk as a guide, cut branches into the sides of the triangle.
  8. Cut symmetrical branches either side and twist
  9. Brush with milk
  10. Cook in oven until golden brown, approximately 20-25mins
  11. Dust with icing sugar

Nut Free Choc Hazelnut & Banana Rounds


  • 2 Wholemeal Tortillas
  • 4 tbs Deewishus Nut Free Choc Hazelnut Spread
  • 2 Bananas


  1. Place tortillas on a cutting board and spread with Deewishus Nut Free Choc Hazelnut Spread
  2. Peel banana and lay in on the edge of the tortilla
  3. Roll banana in tortilla
  4. Slice into rounds and arrange on a plate with the cut edge facing up