11 Gluten-Free Lunch Box Ideas to Bring with You

Over the past decade, more and more people have been eating gluten-free for a variety of reasons.

Not just because they suffer from celiac disease – a serious autoimmune disease in which the digestion of gluten leads to damage to the small intestine – but also because they follow a Paleo lifestyle or a low-carb diet.

Personally, I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free foods as part of the Autoimmune Protocol. But there’s one meal I struggle with: lunch time.

You see, I’m from the Netherlands, and a typical Dutch lunch consists of a whole wheat sandwich with cheese or deli meats. We love our bread, so much so that we pack our work lunch boxes with ‘boterhammen’, bring bread rolls on a day out and eat toasties in lunchrooms.

Now when I’m at home, I don’t mind whipping up a veggie-packed omelet or heating up leftovers from last night’s dinner. But on days when I’m off to the playground with my kids, I really miss simply putting sandwiches in my bag and heading out the door. Carrying a thermos of soup around on my bicycle feels like a recipe for disaster, so what other portable, no-heat, gluten-free lunch options are out there?

Before we dive in, let me get one thing straight: gluten are not necessarily your food enemy. Not everyone has to avoid the protein found in grains like wheat barley and rye. But if you do want to go gluten-free, check out these 11 ideas for a gluten-free lunch box.

Make Ahead Meal Prep Mini Frittatas from 31 Daily

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Make Ahead Meal Prep Mini Frittatas from 31 Daily | The Health Sessions

 

Best Ever Tuna Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

(Just choose gluten-free crackers, pita breads or tortilla chips to go with the tuna salad)

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Tuna Salad from Chelsea's Messy Apron | The Health Sessions

 

Gluten-Free Chicken & Waffles from This Mess is Ours

Gluten-Free Lunchbox: Gluten-Free Chicken & Waffles from This Mess is Ours | The Health Sessions

 

Paleo Pancakes Breakfast Meal Prep Bowls from Smile Sandwich

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Paleo Pancakes Meal Prep Bowls from Smile Sandwich | The Health Sessions

 

Pizza Party Lunch Box from Martha Stewart

Gluten-Free Lunchbox: Pizza Party Lunch Box from Martha Stewart | The Health Sessions

 

No Cook Taco Salad Bento Box Recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Gluten-Free Lunchbox: No Cook Taco Salad Bento Box from Sweet Peas and Saffron | The Health Sessions

 

Thai Chickpea Mason Jar Salad from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Thai Chickpea Mason Jar Salads from Sweet Peas and Saffron | The Health Sessions

 

Stuffed Sweet Potato, Berries & Cashews from Olivia B.

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Stuffed Sweet Potato, Berries & Cashews from Olivia B. (Instagram) | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Keto No-Cook Bento Lunch Box from Keto Diet App

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Healthy No-Cook Bento Lunch Box from Keto Diet App | The Health Sessions

 

Spiralized Zucchini Chicken Noodle Soup Jar from The Girl On Bloor

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Spiralized Zucchini Chicken Noodle Soup Jar from The Girl on Blood | The Health Sessions

 

Sweet Potato & Za’atar Pancake Picnic Rolls from Green Kitchen Stories

Gluten-Free Lunch Box: Sweet Potato Za'atar Pancake Picnic Rolls | The Health Sessions

What do you pack in your gluten-free lunch box? 

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