50+ Grain-Free and Paleo Lunch Box Recipes

Tired of the same grain-free or Paleo lunches? Here are 50+ grain free and Paleo lunch box recipes both kids and adults will love. And they’re so easy and simple to make.

 Grain-Free and Paleo lunch in a jar

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Tired of the same grain-free or Paleo lunches? I’ve been there. I went through a few weeks of eating an avocado, tomato and bacon salad for lunch. While it was delicious, I was ready for something new by the end of week two. So I’ve rounded up the best Paleo lunch box recipes both kids and adults will love. With more than 50 lunch box recipe ideas, you’ll have nearly two months of lunches set without a worry.

But first, I wanted to share my favorite Mason Jar Salad. It’s so easy to make and you can prep a whole week’s worth so you can grab and go each day.

50+ Grain-Free and Paleo Lunch Box Recipe in a jar

Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad

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Make this easy Mediterranean Salad in a Mason Jar. It’s the perfect on-the-go lunch that you can prepare in advance for the whole week.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 serving
Calories 586 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cooked grain-free pasta or quinoa
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas, canned or cooked and cooled
  • 3-4 baby tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/8 cup baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese
  • 2-3 olives, sliced


  • Layer ingredients in a Mason Jar starting from the top (e.g. olive oil and vinegar).
  • Cover and leave in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days.


Calories: 586kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 20gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 703mgFiber: 8gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1065IUVitamin C: 9.1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 4.9mg
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  1. 5 stars
    So many great lunch box ideas here! I tried your Healthy Buttermints recipe for my cravings and I just love them, thanks!