Need some lunchbox inspiration? Find it here with this collection of gluten free dairy free lunch recipes! From snacks to sandwiches to cookies and more, there’s something for everyone!
Okay…how is it almost fall? How is it already time to go back to school?
Why does summer go so fast and winter goes so slow? And as long as we’re asking questions, what should you pack in your lunchbox if you are gluten free and dairy free?
I can’t answer the first three questions, but I can help out with the last question!
I’ve gathered up twenty-five easy, healthy, and tasty recipes that are perfect for packing in a lunchbox. Whether you are packing lunches for work, or school, or field trips, there are sure to be some recipes here that you’ll love!
This post is for you, but it’s also for me! I needed a little lunchtime inspiration over here as well. When we have to pack a lunch, we tend to turn to the same things again and again. Salmon salad, sesame free hummus and crackers, veggies, granola bars…we generally have those on repeat over here.
What is the best gluten free bread?
There are a lot of gluten free breads available these days, which is a good thing! I hope you will take the time to look at what your store offers, and make sure to call and confirm that any bread you find is safe for your dietary needs. Some brands to look for are Schar, Canyon Gluten Free Bakehouse, and B Free. I have seen all of these brands at Fresh Thyme, Meijer, and Kroger at various times.
Will gluten free bread hold up for several hours on a sandwich when packed in a lunch?
I haven’t had any trouble with sandwiches holding up when I use gluten free bread, but I do toast the bread before I make the sandwich. I find that I enjoy the texture of gluten free bread more when it is toasted.
Is there such a thing as egg free mayonnaise?
Yes, there is! There are several brands that make egg free mayo. We prefer the Earth Balance brand.
What store-bought treats can I include in school lunches?
If you’re looking for store-bought allergy friendly treats, try items from Enjoy Life, Made Good, That’s It!, Cybele’s, and Don’t Go Nuts. As always, read the labels and call the company to make sure that a product is safe for you.
This list contains everything from salads to snacks to sandwiches and wraps. I hope you’ll be inspired by these wonderful lunch recipes!
Gluten free dairy free lunch recipes:
- Pancake Sandwiches from Petite Allergy Treats.
- Asian Lettuce Wraps from Gluten Free Zen.
- No-Bake Apricot Chia Energy Bars from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.
- Apple Sandwich from 5 Dollar Dinners.
- Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies from The Pretty Bee.
- Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from Skinny Taste.
- Classic Chicken Salad Sandwiches from The Pretty Bee.
- Sunbutter Banana Uncrustables from Mind Over Munch.
- Artisan Gluten Free Breadfrom Allergy Free Alaska.
- BBQ Roasted Chickpeas from My Whole Food Life.
- Grain Free Southern Style Biscuits from The Roasted Root. (These do contain almond meal).
- Animal Crackers from Super Healthy Kids.
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bites from The Pretty Bee.
- Broccoli Fritters from Every Last Bite. (I think you could use gluten free flour or corn meal in place of almond flour).
- Cilantro Black Bean Hummus from The Pretty Bee.
- Mini Paleo Chicken Pesto Pizzas from Fed & Fit.
- Clean Chicken Quesadillas from Spinach for Breakfast. (Use my black bean hummus for a sesame-free alternative).
- Vegan Cheesy Kale Chips from The Pretty Bee.
- Gluten Free Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies from Petite Allergy Treats.
- Copycat Wheat Thin Crackers from Petite Allergy Treats.
- Grilled Chicken and Veggie Bowls from Picky Palate.
- Smoked Salmon in Avocado Boats from Willow Bird Baking.
- Breadsticks from Craft Remedy.
- Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices from The Wholesome Dish.
- Tuna and Chickpea Salad from Mediterrasian.
Are you gearing up for back to school? Have you started thinking about packing up lunches yet?
This post was originally published in August 2015. It has been updated.