The ultimate resource for gluten free lunches. These 100 Gluten Free Lunch Ideas for Kids will be your go to list for the school year!
I can't believe it's already time to think about back to school. It's such a stressful time of year with the school supplies, homework, new teachers, sports and a completely full calendar.
Did I mention we haven't finished our summer workbooks yet? So, it's time to start some organizing around here!
In an effort to streamline the lunch making process I've compiled an extensive list of 100 easy Gluten Free lunchbox ideas. Print it out and put it on your fridge or better yet, take a picture with your phone and you will always have your list at the ready. Make sure to pin it to your Pinterest board so you can refer to it later. Here we go!
If you are a beginner at gluten free check out How to Go Gluten Free the Healthy Way.
100 Gluten Free Lunch Ideas for Kids (and Adults)
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Veggies (add hummus, guacamole, salsa, dressing or nut butters for dipping
- yellow or red grape tomatoes
- mini red and yellow peppers
- snow peas or sugar snap peas
- sweet potato fries (in thermos)
- mini caprese skewers with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella
- celery sticks
- tossed salad with dressing
- jicama sticks
- green beans (leftover in thermos)
- roasted broccoli (leftover in thermos)
- pickles in these cute packs
- olives in these cute packs
Fruits (add caramel, Nutella or greek yogurt for dipping)
- apples (soak in lemon water to prevent browning) or small apples for eating whole
- berries (here are some cute individual packs)
- berry parfait with yogurt
- fruit skewers (or fruit and cheese)
- bananas (you can write a secret message)
- cubed melon
- sliced watermelon
- kiwi fruit cut in half - eat with a spoon
- fruit smoothie in thermos
- apple sandwiches with granola and nut butter
- hard boiled or scrambled eggs
- scrambled eggs with sausage or bacon
- scrambled eggs with Katz Gluten Free English Muffin
- English muffin pizzas with Katz Gluten Free English Muffins
- egg roll up with ham and cheese (we prefer Boar's Head meats)
- corn tortillas or Udi's wraps with lunch meat and cheese
- make your own taco with corn tortillas or shells, meat, cheese and toppings in separate containers
- taco salad
- gluten free tortillas with nut butter, jelly and bananas
- mini quiches
- bacon and egg cups
- pepperoni, sliced cheese and gluten free crackers (we love Crunchmaster)
- waffle sandwich (Gluten Free Waffles used as bread)
- protein shake in thermos
- Epic Jerky
- rice cakes with nut butter and jelly or Nutella
- tuna or chicken salad with gluten free crackers or rice cakes
- sandwich on Canyon Bakehouse, Three Bakers, Whole Foods Gluten Free Bread or O'Doughs Sandwich Thins / Bagel Thins.
- make your own pizza with gluten free Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels, sauce and cheese in separate containers (delicious bagels!)
- thin pancakes wrapped around a sausage link (we like Pamela's Pancake Mix)
- Grass Fed beef sticks
- cheese sticks, Mini Babybel, Belgioioso snacking mozzarella, cheese cubes or American cheese slices
- Laughing Cow and salami slices
- sandwich on a skewer with cubes of gluten-free bread, cheese, and lunchmeat
- corn muffin
- breakfast muffin like these Five Ingredient Blender Muffins
- baked potato or sweet potato in foil with toppings
- chocolate rice cake with whipped cream cheese
- Katz Gluten Free Challah Rolls with meat and cheese
- Turkey Wraps in romaine lettuce
- cottage cheese and fruit
- Canyon Bakehouse Cinnamon Raisin Bread with PB&J
Thermos Ideas / Leftovers
- fried rice with chicken and veggies
- mac-n-cheese (we love Annie's gluten free)
- nitrate free hot dogs with or without the bun
- nitrate free bacon or sausage
- Dr. Praeger's Gluten Free Fish Sticks
- Aidell's Gluten Free Meatballs
- tortellini with red sauce
- Easiest Five Ingredient Chicken Drumsticks
- Easy Five Spice Chicken Wings (extra napkins)
- Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Soup
- Lotus Foods Brown Rice Ramen
- gluten free soup such as Progresso
- grilled chicken, steak or pork with dipping sauce
- Applegate Gluten-Free Corndogs
- cereal with milk
- Gluten-Free Chili With Quinoa
- chicken Nuggets
- cooked pasta or rice with veggies and chicken
- leftover Ginger Honey Glazed Chicken or Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
- roasted potatoes with ranch or marinara for dipping
- turkey, beef or bison burgers with or without bun with toppings
- Thai chicken lettuce wraps
- French toast or French toast sticks with syrup for dipping
Snacks / Treats
- granola with milk or yogurt
- snack mix with pretzels, Chex or Cheerios cereal, nuts, mini chocolate chips and raisins.
- Annie's fruit snacks
- plain yogurt with mix-ins (chocolate chips, nuts, coconut flakes, berries)
- yogurt tubes or drinks
- organic chocolate milk
- Kind Protein Bars
- Five Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars from Minimalist Baker
- Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
- Snyder's Gluten Free Pretzels
- banana, zucchini or pumpkin bread
- fruit leather
- Breakfast Snack Bites from Urban Baker
- Simple Mills Gluten Free Cookies
- Peanut Butter Quinoa Blondies
- homeade Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Five Ingredient Gluten Free Brownies
- Love note!
Don't forget the cookies!
Recipe: Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Always, always check the labels to make sure all your choices are gluten free. I have included many products that are clearly labeled but on certain items you must check the label.
I am not a dietician but have cooked gluten-free for five years and these are some of my family's favorite products.
Please leave a comment below with other gluten free lunch ideas. Happy back to school!
Love looking through these recipes! Thanks for the great ideas.
Love your thermos ideas!! Sometimes I just need to have something hot for lunch. Especially now that it is Winter. Thanks for the great list