gluten-free is a difficult challenge for adults and an even bigger
problem for kids. As we get ready to send our kids off to school
this month, we face the issue of what to make for lunch for those
kids unfortunate enough to have Celiac or gluten intolerance.
More importantly, Glutenfreeda wanted to come up with some sack
lunches that provide nutritional value and simply put - kids will
eat and enjoy.
are usually the best bet for kids lunches, however, we all
know that it is difficult to come by a good, gluten-free sandwich
bread that will withstand the four-five hours in the sack, not
crumble when eaten, and more importantly kids will like. Recently
we found a delicious, easy sandwich bread mix made by the Gluten-Free
Pantry. (See this months Product
Test Review for a full review on this bread.) This discovery
solved a lot of problems and opened up a whole new world of options
for balanced kids lunches. Below are some delicious sandwich
ideas your kids will love.
Butter & Jelly Sandwich with a Twist
Peanut Butter (Jiff, Skippy, Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter
jam (Welches, Smuckers gf)
2 slices bread (Gluten-Free Pantry Sandwich Bread)
1 slice of bread with peanut butter. Place strawberry slices and
banana slices on top peanut butter. Spread jam on remaining slice
of bread and fold sandwich together.
Sandwich with Grape Relish
Turkey slices (Louis Rich Carving Board Smoked or Oven Roasted
Turkey, Oscar Mayer Free (Fat Free) Smoked Turkey Breast
slices bread (Gluten-Free Pantry Sandwich Bread)
1 slice of bread with cream cheese, the other with gf mayonnaise.
Top with turkey slices, lettuce and grape relish and fold sandwich
together. (serves 1)
cup celery, finely chopped
Tablespoons walnuts, chopped
1-1/2 Tablespoons Craisins
4 Tablespoons gf mayonnaise, divided
1 Tablespoon gf plain yogurt
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 red apple, cored and diced
1/4 lb. Roasted turkey, diced
4 slices bread (Gluten-Free Pantry Sandwich Bread)
a medium bowl, combine celery, walnuts, Craisins, gf mayonnaise,
vinegar, apple and turkey. Spread mayonnaise on gf bread slices,
top with turkey salad mixture and fold sandwich together. (serves
Salad with gf Crackers
hard boiled eggs, chopped
Tablespoon gf Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley fat free or regular
Tablespoons gf plain yogurt
1/2 small carrot, grated
2 Tablespoons celery, chopped
salt and pepper
all ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve with gf crackers (ie. Glutano crackers).
keep cool place a freezer pack or a frozen box of fruit juice
in the bottom of the lunch box.
love cold pizza
.slice and wrap.
hot in a thermos.
Sticks with gf Peanut Butter
Slices with gf Peanut Butter
Vegetable Sticks with gf Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley
Hard Boiled Eggs
Gf Yogurt (Yoplait, Cascade Fresh gf except flavors containing
granolas, cookies or graham crackers)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fat Free Pringles
Juices (Ocean Spray & Del Monte 100% Fruit Juices gf)
Peanut Butter Cups
Enjoy the school year!