Do your kids get tired of taking the same things over and over in their lunch box? Here are 30+ Gluten-Free Lunch Box Recipes that are so easy to make and delicious. The kids will love them!
Tired of eating the same gluten free foods for lunch? Here’s a month’s worth of gluten free lunch box recipes with no repeats. These dishes are perfect for both kids and adults.
Here’s a tip: Got kids who play sports after school or run around a lot at recess? Pack a hydrating drink like coconut water or this homemade electrolyte drink in their lunchbox to help to restore electrolytes and help the body retain fluid. These drinks work well for a hot day too.
30+ Gluten Free Lunch Box Recipes
Soups & Salads
- Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream and Bacon by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Creamy Rueben Soup by Peace, Love and Low Carb
- Creamy Veggie Soup for the Thermos by Raising Generation Nourished
- Instant Pot Clam Chowder by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Sweet ‘n Tangy BBQ Bean and Quinoa Salad by MIX Wellness
- Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Homemade Potato Chips by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Crispy Salted Almonds by Raising Generation Nourished
- Allergy Friendly Energy Bars by Raising Generation Nourished
- Cinnamon Raisin Granola Bars by Raia’s Recipes
- Gluten Free Pasta Primavera from Fit & Fed
- Gluten Free Chicken Spaghetti by Real Food Whole Health
- Macaroni and Cheese with Turkey Meatballs by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Breakfast Tacos and Burritos by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Paleo Fish Tacos by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Black Bean Tostada by Kula Mama
- Gluten Free Chicken Piccata by Real Food Whole Health
- 6-Ingredient Popcorn Chicken by Kula Mama
- Grass-Fed Beef Chili by Real Food Whole Health
- Asian-Style Meatballs with Cilantro and Green Onions by The Savory Lotus
Breakfast for Lunch
- Gluten Free Pancakes by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Gluten Free Egg Burritos by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Homemade Tater Tots by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Hummus by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies by Oh Lardy!
- Gluten Free Banana Bread by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread by Don’t Mess with Mama
- Apple Pie Smoothie by Green Thickies
- PB&J Smoothie by 100 Days of Real Food
- Sneaky Breakfast Smoothie for Kids by Real Food RN
- Coconut, Almond and Banana Smoothie by Don’t Mess with Mama
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Homemade Almond Butter
- 1 Food processor
- 1 Baking sheet
- 2 cups almonds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil to make it extra creamy
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread almonds on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Skip this step if you're using sprouted and dried almonds.
- When done, let them cool for a few minutes.
- Place them in a food processor and blend on high for about 10 minutes or until smooth.
- Add salt to taste (usually about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp salt) and blend again for a few seconds. Omit the salt for an unsalted almond butter.
- For extra flavor, you could add 1vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon, or even raw honey or maple syrup in the food processor for the last minute of mixing.
- For a creamy almond butter, add 1-2 tsp of coconut oil while it's mixing in the food processor.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Cindy Richardson says
What great ideas!! I wish lunch programs were more health conscious. I don’t have school children needing a healthy lunch anymore but if I did I would sure use these ideas instead of the school lunches. (My baby is going to be a senior this year. She thinks she’s too old to eat in the cafeteria. Lol.)
We’re actually doing gluten-free for our son this summer to see if it might improve his health. This is coming in very handy! Love the celery and wrap ideas.
Tracey- Thanks so much for sharing my Bento box lunch post! The muffins are actually grain-free, but gluten free crackers work great too!
Thanks, Alison. I’ll make an update to note they are grain free. Looks delicious!