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Dairy-Free Rainbow Pepper Pizza Lunch Box Idea

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The girls have been back to school for almost a month already. Can you believe it? They love their teachers, are happy to see their friends again after a long summer vacation and are looking forward to a year packed with education, fun and new experiences. While they’re at school, Super Dad and I are working hard to make sure they have everything they need. At the top of that list, is a healthy and yummy lunch. When you have three girls with very different tastes, it’s important to make sure they are getting what they like, but more importantly, what they need. Our latest creation? This dairy-free rainbow pepper pizza making kit featuring Daiya dairy-free Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Collection Shreds!

ingredients needed to make a dairy free pizza including daiya plant based cheese

flatbread and basil in a lunchbox

rae dunn yum spoon

It’s pretty simple to put together! All you’ll need is:

  • Flatbread or crackers
  • Marinara sauce
  • Chopped up bell peppers in a variety of colors
  • Dairy-free Daiya Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Collection Shreds
  • Any other toppings your kids may enjoy

Using a BPA-free stacking bento box lunch box that has 4 compartments and is microwave-safe, I’m able to provide all of the necessary ingredients to create this fun and yummy recipe!

I fill the two smaller containers with marinara sauce and Daiya Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Collection Shreds. Daiya’s Cutting Board Collection Shreds have more dairy-like flavor, texture and aroma than ever, and stretch and melt like the real thing! It’s hard to tell that they are dairy-free!

The first big compartment is filled with their favorite healthy topping(s). In Falynn’s case, that’s red, orange, yellow and green bell peppers, placed to look like a rainbow. The final compartment holds the base for your pizza. We use flatbread or crackers.

The best part about this lunch box idea is that Falynn doesn’t need to bring an extra snack because she snacks on the leftover peppers, once she’s finished enjoying her pizza. When you are creating yours, make sure that the toppings you include are things that your kids already love! You’re more likely to get an empty lunchbox at the end of the school day.

young girl creating a dairy free pizza

young girl creating a dairy free pizza

young girl creating a dairy free pizza

young girl creating a dairy free pizza

dairy free rainbow pepper pizza

Your kids can easily put together their pizza at school, by spreading marinara sauce on the bread or crackers and then placing the toppings on.  The pizza can be eaten as is, or if the school allows them to, they can microwave the pizza as well.  Just make sure that the container is microwave-safe!

This also makes the perfect after school snack because it’s easy to make and the kids love it! Falynn has even made Super Dad and I a dairy-free pizza and has become quite the little chef! She loves to switch up the toppings and see what she can create!

dairy free pepper pizza

making a dairy free pizza

variety of daiya plant based cheeses

Daiya offers a variety of products including dairy-free style shreds and cheeze sticks. Made from an award-winning formula, the Cutting Board Collection tastes like dairy-based cheese and is made with 100% plant-based and non-GMO ingredients. They are available in Cheddar Style, Mozzarella Style and Pepperjack Style. They make a great addition to your favorite after-school recipes, including nachos, quest dip, pizza and more!

So tell me, what type of toppings would your kids love? Make sure to check out our other family-friendly recipes.

This pizza is an easy, dairy-free option for your kids lunch featuring @daiyafoods new premium cutting board collection shreds #ad

This post is sponsored by Daiya. All opinions are my own.
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  • Val
    September 10, 2019

    That’s such a great idea Heather! Surely healthy and the colors make it all even more inviting! 🙂

  • Catherine
    September 9, 2019

    What a great lunchbox idea! So healthy and fresh…looks delish!

  • Ivana
    September 9, 2019

    Lunch boxes for school are the best, nothing better than a healthy snacks made at home xoxox

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  • Kara
    September 8, 2019

    What a great idea for a healthy lunchbox, going to make this for the kids next week
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  • Agnes Vazhure
    September 7, 2019

    Looks really nutritious and perfect for kids! That is a really awesome kits for kiddy meal!

  • Lyanna Soria
    September 7, 2019

    Sounds like a great lunch idea, quite easy to prepare too so it’s not time consuming in the morning. I’m sure the kids would love it and I love the fact that you put any topping you want for the pizza and have plenty of selections.
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  • Lisa
    September 7, 2019

    I’ve never tried dairy-free pizza before, but it’s a good choice for anyone whose lactose intolerant.

  • Lyanna Soria
    September 7, 2019

    That sounds like a great idea for a kid’s lunch. I’ll keep an eye out for Daiya products, looks like they have a wide range of great products.
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  • Kristal
    September 6, 2019

    This looks like such a great recipe to try. I think my kids would enjoy it I am definitely going to try it out.

  • Rachel
    September 6, 2019

    I am looking for nice lunch ideas. My daughter loves peppers so this a great idea.
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  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com
    September 6, 2019

    Daiya makes awesome products! Thank goodness! Dairy free life is super easy these days. Thank you for the pizza inspiration ♡
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  • Marysa
    September 6, 2019

    What a cool idea! I love how bright and colorful and HEALTHY those veggies are, and making it appealing to kids. I will have to try this out with my kids.
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  • Jasmine Hewitt
    September 6, 2019

    this is a great option for those allergic to dairy! i kinda wanna try it!
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  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    September 6, 2019

    Awesome lunch! I love that your child is eating healthy. I will have to look for that Daiya brand dairy free cheese too. I think that would be nice to have in stock for those spur of the moment cheesy recipe needs.

  • Holly Castillo
    September 6, 2019

    I’ve always wanted to try Daiya!

  • Emily Fata
    September 6, 2019

    I love Daiya cheese! I put it on my pizza, sandwiches, and anything else that I can possibly put it on. So, so delicious!

  • Viktoria Altman
    September 6, 2019

    That looks awesome! Wll have to try with my boys – we just started school here in NYC yesterday!

  • Mayuri Patel
    September 6, 2019

    I’d love to try dairy free cheese but unfortunately we don’t get the brand where I live. What an awesome idea to have a bento box where kids can put together their own pizza.
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  • Claudia Krusch
    September 6, 2019

    Love the idea of gluten free pizza! Can’t wait to try it!
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  • Emman Damian
    September 6, 2019

    i think my niece would love Dairy-Free Rainbow Pepper Pizza Lunch Box. It seems fun and yummy too!
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  • LuciWest
    September 6, 2019

    That’s such a clever and fun idea! Great way to make lunch more interesting and get the kids to eat more vegetables – and all of it lactose-free!
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  • WanderlustBeautyDreams
    September 6, 2019

    Loving all the colors, makes it great option for kids. Looks like a yummy recipe to try!
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  • Marina
    September 6, 2019

    It looks great but unfortunately we haven’t this brand here and I’d love to try this dairy-free mozzarella x
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  • Ruchi Verma
    September 6, 2019

    This seems yummy and easy to make …I will sure give it a try!!

  • Ruth I
    September 6, 2019

    Oh I love this idea! MY niece would love to create her own pizza and eat. Yummy!

  • Quin Cl
    September 6, 2019

    Nice idea for the children, though I don’t have yet children, I would bear this recipe in mind. It looks so healthy and colorful at the same time, suitable for picky children. 🙂
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  • kumamonjeng
    September 6, 2019

    I love the cheese on top of the fresh and colorful veggies. What great snacks for children!
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  • Catalina
    September 6, 2019

    This is so fun! I am sure that my kid will be happy to make these! I love this idea!

  • Cristina Petrini
    September 6, 2019

    Who said that at school or at work, in the lunch box, you can’t bring something tasty? I have to try! Yummy!
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  • Kelly Martin
    September 5, 2019

    This pizza looks great Heather! I’m dairy intolerant so it’s perfect for me.

  • Sherry
    September 5, 2019

    This is such a cute idea. My son would love to make his own pizza for school. I have a friend that is allergic to dairy so Daiya is a great option for her.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    September 5, 2019

    I love the fact that they offer now dairy-free cheese. What a great way to encourage kids to eat a variety of foods. Awesome!

  • Jennifer
    September 5, 2019

    This is such a great idea for lunch! It makes it easier for them to get involved in making their own.
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  • Amy
    September 5, 2019

    I think this sounds like a nice, fresh lunch option. My kids would enjoy this for a meal. I need to try these shreds.

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    September 5, 2019

    People who are allergic to dairy can now rejoice! Pizza is very popular, and now can be enjoyed by my friends and family who are allergic to dairy products.

  • Tara Pittman
    September 5, 2019

    This is my favorite cheese for pizza. I am allergic to dairy so I am glad that I can still have pizza.

  • jenna | the urben life
    September 5, 2019

    I’m dairy-free and LOVE all Daiya products! This is such a great idea 🙂 So easy but looks absolutely delicious.
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  • GiGi Eats
    September 5, 2019

    Peppers are so dang delicious! I friggin’ love them. I saw someone else post them yesterday and I have been craving them ever since!!!

  • Erin Knight
    September 5, 2019

    Such a good idea for preparing school lunch for your kids. Diary free pizza is always a treat for the lunch and snack, and I can imagine the happiness of your kids when they eat them.

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