Rustling up three meals every day for a hungry family can be a challenge at the best of times and when key food groups are off the menu, it can seem like a constant battle!
So I thought I would share some of our regular freefrom lunches so you can get some inspiration. They are all free from milk, egg, peanut, treenuts, sesame, garlic and cod.
1. Carrot, cucumber, breadsticks and homemade hummus
Most kids love a good dip and this hummus is sesame and garlic free and quick to whizz up.
2. Baked beans on toast
Classic, easy and full of nutrition. We use Heinz baked beans but be careful with ‘spices’ on different brands as these can contain garlic and sesame.
3. Pancakes with bacon and blueberries
Who says pancakes are only for breakfast?! You can just throw these together, keep the batter in the fridge for a few days and they freeze well.
A toddler staple! J can’t have cod but most fishfingers are made with pollock so are fine.
5. Baked potato with tuna and sweetcorn
There is nothing quite as comforting in Winter as a baked potato. I use a glug of olive oil or some soya yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
6. Crackers and mackarel pate
Mackarel is full of goodness and this pate is so quick to make and perfect for adults and kids alike.
7. Apple and wowbutter
This has always been a favourite snack and the peanut free version is just as good.
What are your favourite free from lunches? I’d love to add to my list.