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    Default Pesto for Lunchbox - other kids allergy?

    Hello mummies!

    So my 4yo (soon to be 5yo) has just started Reception a couple weeks now. She loves Pesto. I'm planning to mix it with pasta for her lunch next week but worried about the No-Nuts food allergy. She's thankfully not allergic to anything but I'm not sure about other kids.

    Asking her classroom teacher would be an excellent idea but it's already Friday and I've to wait over the weekend. Just thought of posting and asking around here first

    Miza

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    Would the pesto a nut free one?

    If so there shouldn't be an issue. Unless there is a child that is allergic to basil or another ingredient in pesto.

    ETA here is a nut free Pesto recipe

    http://www.cbs8.com/story/22410794/basil-nut-free-pesto Looks yummy! Pesto is really easy to make!
    Last edited by PomPoms; 07-02-2014 at 22:22.

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    Can pesto be nut-free?
    I'm only used to basil pesto with pine nuts in them. Make my own.

    Maybe I should leave out the pine nuts. Be on the safe side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudgy View Post
    Can pesto be nut-free?
    I'm only used to basil pesto with pine nuts in them. Make my own.

    Maybe I should leave out the pine nuts. Be on the safe side?
    http://www.cbs8.com/story/22410794/basil-nut-free-pesto Looks yummy! Pesto is really easy to make!

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    Pine nuts I am sure would come under "nuts", so you would need to have pesto that is nut free!

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    Pine nuts I think are usually advised to be avoided by anyone with a peanut/nut allergy and are unfortunately a main component in pesto but as pp said you can make a nut free one using sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts

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    Woolies sell a nut and dairy free basil pesto in the fruit and veg sections. It is with the jars of garlic and chilli. It is Galiko brand.


 

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