I find that living gluten-free obviously creates some
challenges, however most are pretty easy to overcome. Lunch has always been one of those more
difficult meals to prepare primarily because it is not at a time of the day
that you usually have a ton of time to assemble something in the kitchen, and
up until recently there haven't been that many options for convenient,
pre-made, quality tasting foods.
Now if it was just me, I could probably easily manage my way
through the mid-day lunch blues with something that would work (like
left-over's from the night before), however my kids are a different story. They are now venturing into a new school
year and don't want to feel different or set apart from other kids and want to
be able to have something that is truly delicious and not so out of the norm
that the other kids will poke fun or recognize them as different. Fortunately for us, there are now some
great products on the market that are meeting the needs of this "convenience"
category – yet still holding true to quality, safe, gluten-free foods
that taste authentic and truly delicious.
Add to that the fact that most schools now provide microwaves, giving
kids the ability to heat up frozen or chilled items quite easily.
My kids both take Glutenfreeda Pizza Wraps and Burritos to
school with them. I throw them into
their lunch bag frozen and by the time lunch time rolls around they are a
little thawed so they will just adjust the microwave cook time down by 15
seconds or so – and in less than 2 minutes they have a great, healthy and
satisfying lunch that they truly enjoy.
And what do the other kids think?
Well, I've had many times where my kids have said that "Sally" tried my
burrito today and she wants to know where she can have her mom buy them. The great thing about these products
(both the pizza wraps and the burritos) is that they truly taste like real
food. They are both wrapped in an
authentic tortilla and filled with all natural ingredients. The burritos are made with beans, rice,
cheese, fresh salsa and other authentic Mexican ingredients. The pizza wraps are made with all the
delicious fillings that makes pizza so great. And they are only about 210-230
The burritos and the pizza wraps also make great
after-school snacks. Long gone are
the days now where they rush in the door and say "I'm hungry!". They now can pull out a burrito or wrap
and have a great snack in minutes!
Having these types of convenient gluten-free foods around
the house is truly helpful, especially with today's busy families. Glutenfreeda Burritos are available in
the following flavors: Bean &
Cheese, Chicken & Cheese, Shredded Beef, Vegetarian & Dairy Free, Beef
& Potato, Chipotle Chicken & Black Bean (New) and Roasted Pork Verde (New). Glutenfreeda Pizza Wraps are
available in the following flavors: Three Cheese, Pesto Chicken and Italian Sausage. These products are available at
retailers across the US and throughout Canada.
- Chef Jessica