When it comes to packing a lunchbox, sandwiches often take center stage. However, there's a world of delicious, nutritious options beyond the bread that can make lunchtime exciting. One such option is a nut-free pesto pasta. Not only is it a delightful alternative to the usual sandwich fare, but it's also a safe choice for those with nut allergies or for schools with a nut-free policy.

Why Nut-Free Pesto?

Traditional pesto is made with pine nuts, but for those with nut allergies, this can be a no-go. Thankfully, there are plenty of nut-free pesto recipes available that use ingredients like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds as a substitute. These alternatives provide the same creamy texture and rich flavor without the allergens.

Packing the Perfect Pesto Pasta Lunchbox

  1. Choose Your Pasta: Whole grain or gluten-free, pick a pasta that suits your kids dietary needs. Cook it al dente to ensure it remains firm when eaten later.

  2. Mix in the Pesto: Once your pasta is cooked and cooled, mix in your nut-free pesto. Ensure every piece is well-coated for maximum flavor.

  3. Add Veggies: Toss in some cherry tomatoes, olives, or even some roasted vegetables for added nutrition and taste.

  4. Protein Boost: For those who want some protein, consider adding grilled chicken, tofu, or chickpeas.

  5. Pack with Sides: Complement your pasta with some fresh fruit, a yoghurt, or fresh veggies. Our silicone bento lunchboxes are perfect for keeping them all separate.

Packing a lunchbox with nut-free pesto pasta is a refreshing change from the usual sandwich routine. It's flavorful, filling, and most importantly, safe for everyone to enjoy. So, the next time you're thinking of what to pack for lunch, give this tasty alternative a try!

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September 07, 2023 — Michelle Leach