Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Peanut Free Snacks

It is my turn to bring snacks for my 6 year old's Tee Ball team and I was informed that one of the children on the team has a peanut allergy. I have never had to check labels to purchase peanut-free snacks before so I searched the web to find the best one's! I put them all together here so if you ever need a quick list, feel free to print this off for your own reference!!!  If you have any others, feel free to leave a comment for everyone else to see too!


PEANUT FREE / TREE NUT FREE SNACK LIST


 
FRUITS/VEGETABLES

• Any fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears, plums, clementines, strawberries, melons,
berries, etc.)

• Applesauce cups (and assorted variety fruit flavored applesauce)

• Raisins, Craisins, and other dried fruits

• Fruit cups (peaches, pears, oranges, pineapple, fruit cocktail, fruit blends, etc.)

• Fresh vegetables (baby carrots, celery sticks, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, broccoli, pepper strips,
etc.)

• Vegetable dips

CHEESE/DAIRY

• Yogurt in individual cups or tubes

• Pudding in individual cups, cans, or tubes

• String cheese or other cheeses (1 oz.)

• Drinkable yogurt or smoothies

• Cottage cheese

• Kraft Handi-snacks with cheese (with red sticks) **Be careful with any other type of pre-packaged
cheese & cracker sandwiches, most contain nuts/traces of nuts

CRACKERS/SNACK ITEMS

• Crackers

- Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Vegetable Thins (all flavors)

- Ritz crackers/dinosaurs/sticks (NOT Ritz bits or sandwiches)

- Town House, Club, Toasteds crackers

- Cheez-Its, Cheese Nips, Better Cheddars

- Saltines, Oyster crackers

- Wheatables, Air Crisps, Munch’ems, Keebler Snack Stix

- Kashi Tasty Little Crackers (TLC)

- Breton/Dare brand crackers

- Goldfish crackers

• Graham crackers, Graham cracker sticks

• Teddy Grahams or Teddy Graham character brands

• Bug Bites crackers

• Goldfish graham snacks

• Animal crackers (Austin Zoo, Barnum)

• Vanilla wafers

• Cereals

- Cheerios (NOT Honey Nut or Frosted)

- Chex (Rice, Corn, Wheat)

- Cinnamon Toast Crunch

- Corn Flakes

- Crispix
 
- Frosted Mini-Wheats


- Kashi (Go Lean Crunch, Good Friends, Cinnamon Raisin Crunch, Heart to Heart) cereals

- Kix

- Life (NOT Vanilla Yogurt Crunch)

- Wheaties

- Other unsweetened cereal without nuts

• Small bagels (Lenders or Thomas brand) with cream cheese (no nut type)

• Popcorn

• Pretzels (most all brands, but some Snyder’s products not peanut/nut free)

• Nutrigrain cereal bars / yogurt bars

• Special K Bars (NOT Honey Nut)

• Special K Snack Bites

• Fig Newtons (all flavors)

• Rice cakes (NOT Quaker brand, not nut free)

• Quaker Quakes (mini rice cakes) / Mini Delights (all flavors safe)

• Potato Soy Crisps

• Cheez-It Party Mix / Munchie
 
SPECIAL TREATS


• Hostess cupcakes

• Hostess Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs

• Kellogg’s brand Rice Krispie Treats (original)

• Oreos (regular, Golden, or Minis)

• Keebler Fudge Stripes, Fudge Grahams, Grasshopper Fudge Mint, E.L. Fudge sandwich cookies (original

and double stuffed)

• Gripz Chips Ahoy

• Any Dare Brand cookies (Hiller’s carries)

• Krispy Kreme donuts/donut holes

• Mini Donuts/Donut holes – Kroger brand (powdered sugar, glazed, plain, cinnamon sugar)

• Hostess brand (powder, frosted)

• Muffins – mini or regular – Hostess and Kroger brands (any kind but banana nut)

CHIPS

• Bugels

• Cheetos

• Doritos

• Fritos

• Potato chips

• Pringles

• Sun Chips

• Tostitos

ICE CREAM/POPSICLES

• Popsicles

• Whole fruit bars

• Juice bars

• Fruit ice / Icee squeeze up tubes

• Orange push-ups

• Breyer’s Vanilla ice cream

• Kroger brand – ice cream sandwiches, strawberry shortcake bars, sundae cups

OTHER

• Fruit snacks (twists, gushers, roll-ups, etc.)

• Pop Tarts

• Pop Tart Snack Sticks

• Yogos / Yogos Rolls

CANDY


• Air Heads

• Blow pops

• Dum-Dum suckers

• Gummy bears / worms

• Hersey Kisses – Milk Chocolate

• Hersey Kissables

• Jolly Ranchers

• Junior Mints

• Laffy Taffy

• Life Savers (hard and gummy)

• Mike & Ike’s

• Milk Duds

• Necco Sweethearts boxes (candy hearts)

• Nerds

• Pixie Sticks

• Ring Pops

• Rolos

• Runts

• Sixlets

• Skittles

• Smarties

• Spree

• Starburst

• Swedish Fish

• Sweet Tarts (regular and chewy)

• Tootsie Rolls

• Tootsie Roll Pops

• Twizzlers licorice

• Whoppers
 
 
As you can see, there are a lot more choices than one would have thought!!
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. That was really awesome of you to give people a list. My daughter is peanut-allergic, and I just want to add a couple things; one is that you still have to check the labels. If it says anything like, produced in a facility that also processes products with peanuts, or even tree nuts, they can't have them. Our allergist said I have to avoid tree nuts because the chance of cross-contamination is just so high. Even though she's not allergic to tree nuts, we still have to avoid them. Also, be VERY CAREFUL with animal crackers. I have only found one kind that my daughter can have, and that is the Keebler iced animal cookies that are pink and white. All the other plain ones that are sold around here are not peanut safe. I was also told she couldn't have Krispy Kreme donuts, so I will go back and check on that again. I would love if she could have them. They're my favorites! Ice cream is another one to watch out for; sometimes they don't put anything on the container, but there is such a high risk of contamination that you have to be very careful. A friend of mine has a daughter who is fatally allergic to peanuts, and she can only eat Breyer's and (I think) Edy's. The ones with the fewest ingredients.

    It's getting so common to find kids with peanut allergies these days, and I really appreciate you sharing this on your blog. It can be really scary to trust your kid to someone else when you know that if they eat the wrong thing, they could die.

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  2. Please check out our entire line of seasoned & dry roasted cert. peanut & tree nut Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Flax Seeds. We have over 40 differnt options, all made on dedicated equipment. I'd love to send you a sample, just let me know what looks good, and shoot me an email, at gerbspumpkinseeds@verizon.net

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  3. Thanks for your snack ideas, Sarah! We struggled with the same snack issue at our school until the entire district adopted the snack guide at SnackSafely.com, which includes a long list of peanut, tree nut, sesame and egg-free snacks that are available at the supermarket. Chips, pretzels, candy, chocolates, ice pops and most everything else are listed in the guide, so I take it with me when I need to shop for a class party or a soccer snack. They keep it up to date at http://snacksafely.com/snack-list.

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