7 Gluten Free Lunch Ideas for School

Packing lunch for a child with a gluten allergy can be frustrating and discouraging…but not anymore! Here at MOMables, we understand food allergies (trust me, two of my kids have them), and we want to help you find tasty, nutritious meals your kids will love. They won’t even miss the traditional ingredients they may be allergic too!

We even have a grain free meal plan complete with lunches and family meals! Check out our free sample meal plan just for you.

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Avoiding gluten might mean checking every label of every food product you buy, but once you get used to living with a food allergy, you’ll start to figure out quickly what’s safe and what’s not. Add these 7 gluten free lunch ideas to your school lunch rotation to make packing allergy-friendly lunches a breeze!

Having a child with a gluten allergy doesn't mean boring school lunches! These 7 gluten free lunch ideas are simple, delicious, and allergy-friendly.

1. Easy Grain-Free Blender Sandwich Bread

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Sandwiches don’t always have to be boring–sometimes you just need a classic! Now you can enjoy a traditional sandwich even with a gluten allergy. This easy blender bread goes great with savory toppings like turkey and hummus or sweeter choices like almond butter and jelly.


2. Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Muffins

Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche Muffins - MOMables.com - 7 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for School

Your kids definitely won’t complain about eating their green veggies in these delicious, cheesy quiche muffins. These make a great two-for-one meal: make quiche for dinner the night before and use the leftovers to make some “muffins,” or cook them for breakfast and pack the extra in your kids’ lunchboxes. They freeze great, too!


3. Grain-Free Wraps

Grain-Free Wraps - MOMables.com - 7 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for School

Everyone loves a good wrap, and now your kids can enjoy them for lunch even if they can’t have regular wheat wraps. Prep your lunches for the week ahead of time by making a whole batch of wraps with whatever your family likes inside. If you can make pancakes, you can make these easy wraps!


4. Quinoa Mac & Cheese

Quinoa Mac & Cheese - MOMables.com - 7 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for School

Give traditional mac & cheese a makeover by using superfood quinoa! It’s a complete protein, easy to cook, and naturally gluten-free. This mac & cheese loses none of the traditional flavor, but adds a sneaky serving of veggies! Leftovers go great in a thermos for the next day’s lunch. Your kids will thank you!


5. Gluten- & Egg-Free Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Gluten- & Egg-Free Mini Chicken Pot Pies - MOMables.com - 7 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for School

Chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food, but it can be a definite food to avoid if you or your child has a gluten allergy! With these mini chicken pot pies that are both gluten and egg free, the whole family can enjoy these hearty little bites of chicken and vegetables. Pack the extra in a container for lunch the next day and you’re good to go!


6. Zucchini Parmesan WafflesZucchini Parmesan Waffles - MOMables.com - 7 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for SchoolWho said waffles were just for breakfast and had to be slathered with maple syrup? (Even though that sounds delicious!) These cheesy waffles are another great way to get sneaky veggies into your kids’ diets. You can even watch this short video to see exactly how to make these zucchini waffles!


7. Broccoli Nuggets

Broccoli Nuggets - MOMables.com - 7 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for SchoolWe obviously love to find creative ways to sneak veggies into our kids’ meals here at MOMables! Your kids won’t even remember that these nuggets are green because they’ll be enjoying how cheesy and delicious they are. This is an easy recipe to prep ahead of time and pack in containers for the week.

Keep checking back at MOMables.com for more back to school school lunch tips, and don’t forget to check out our free sample meal plan to make meal time just a little easier for you and your family.

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.