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Hot Dog Toddler Lunch Tray

Need dairy-free lunch ideas for kids?
My boys have loved these lunches for years!

Welcome to our blog series, Milk-Free Lunch Kids Love!

We created these posts based on reader questions about what to make for allergy-friendly lunch.

And we understand…

the lunch rut is real!

But we can help. 

Most of our lunches are made at home,

hence the fun lunch trays.

But many of these lunches can be packed for school, too!

These are foods that my boys just don’t tire of, 

despite my youngest being uber-picky.

Below are some helpful tips and what’s on today’s dairy-free lunch tray.

Hope you’re inspired!



Milk-free buns can be hard to find. Don’t hesitate to use sandwich bread, my kids vie for the heal.

Milk can also be found in hot dogs. See our favorite dairy-free brand below. But check labels yourself. 

Take warm, cooked hot dogs to school in a stainless steal thermos that keeps food warm for 5 hours! (affiliate)

For strawberry milk, try blending real chilled strawberries into your favorite dairy-free milk.



Please check all labels for yourself, ingredients can change.


Hot Dog on Bun 

Original Pringles



Strawberry Milk


Here are some fun lunch trays your kids will love. (affiliate)  

And here are 8 more kid lunch ideas for your inspiration.

Plus, get more easy food ideas on the regular, right to your email.

We would love to include you.

Happy lunching, allergy mama and kids!

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Friday 23rd of August 2013

Have you ever tried lightlife's tofu pups? I find them in sale often. I am vegetarian, my nephew is not. He's 10. We had a bbq and he ate a tofu pup, not ever noticing it wasn't meat. Neither did my anti- anything meatless father.They're dairy free and have great protein tooTtrockwood


Monday 12th of August 2013

I've got a new Dairy Free recipe for you!

It needs a cute new name."Bow Ties with Sausage" is how it came to me. Except it works with any kind of pasta. (we've been using Rotini because that's what we have)

1 lb Italian sausage1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (we omit)1/2 c diced onion3 garlic cloves, minced28 oz can chopped tomatoes1-1/2 c whipped cream (we use 1c)1/2 tsp salt12 oz bow tie pasta3 T parsley (opt, we omit)Parmesan (we leave off)

Note: We found the breakfast sausage too spicy, so we use uncooked bratwurst and it was perfect. (too spicy is why we leave the red pepper flakes off too)

We use 2/3c soy milk and 1/3c vegetable oil instead of the whipping cream.

I want to try it with the coconut oil next but it was really good.

Directions: Crumble sausage and brown with pepper flakes, onion, and garlic. Drain off fat. Add tomatoes, cream and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes. Add cooked pasta and heat through, about 2 minutes. Top with grated parmesan when serving.

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