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Lunchbox Recipes for Kids With IBD

The recipes below are generally IBD friendly, but keep in mind that every person with IBD is different! Only use those recipes with ingredients you know your child can tolerate.

Back to School: Lunchbox Makeovers
There are some good tips here for lowering fat and sugar content in lunchboxes. Do be aware that raw fruits and vegetables and whole grain breads may not be good alternatives for kids IBD.

Bread Making 102 - The Steps in Making Yeast Bread
If you have time time, making your own fresh bread for lunches is a great idea.

Dairy-Free Banana Muffins
Bananas are a great source of potassium.

Egg Spreads
A new look at the egg salad sandwich, with lots of ideas for variations.

French-Toasted Ham Sandwiches
Switch American and swiss cheeses with soy cheese for those with lactose intolerance.

Ginger-Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies are great for fall lunches - eliminate the nuts to be IBD friendly.

Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bars
These should go down easy even with picky eaters - eliminate the nuts to be IBD friendly.

Peanut Butter/Banana Sandwiches
Potassium and protein that will go down easy.

Potato Onion Soup, Irish-Style
A great lunch from a thermos on a cold day! Switch out the cow's milk with rice or soy milk for those who are lactose intolerant.

Soft Pretzels
If you make your own bread, make extra dough and turn it into pretzels!

Yogurt Fruit Dip
Yogurt is a great source of probiotics which help intestinal health. This recipe can also be served with canned fruit if fresh fruit is not well tolerated.

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