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7 Kid-Approved Gluten-Free Lunch Box Recipes

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I don't know about your mornings when school is in session, but ours are so rushed and crazy that giving my kiddos $2.50 each to grab lunch from school sounds super-convenient to me.

As my sons don't have to worry about gluten, all I'm concerned about is whether they'll actually eat what is on tap for the day and that it is a well-balanced and nutritious.

For the most part, their schools do offer healthy options, unlike like the soggy, hot bologna and cheese-food sandwiches that our “delightful” school “chef” dished out when I was a child.

But, if your kiddo is gluten-free, school lunches are likely off the table. Therefore, I've compiled seven of my sons' favorite lunches, that they don't even realize are gluten-free.

These seven kid-approved gluten-free lunch box recipes are made using seven ingredients or less.

WARNING: All of these recipes can be made the night before, which may cause you to run ahead of schedule in the morning.
7 Kid-Approved Gluten-Free Lunch Box Recipes | EasyGlutenFree.Recipes

Don't forget to check out “Brown Bagging It: Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas” for other gluten-free, make-ahead options.

Gluten-Free Fancy Grilled Cheese on Coconut Flour Flatbread

Gluten-Free Fancy Grilled Cheese on Coconut Flour FLatbread

Photo Credit: Thrive-Style

In terms of comfort food, grilled cheese is the comfiest. The only thing that could make this sandwich comfier is adding dill pickles, tomatoes or deli meats. This Gluten-Free Fancy Grilled Cheese on Coconut Flour Flatbread recipe has just seven ingredients.

You can find this recipe here.

Gluten-Free Turkey Wrap

Gluten-Free Turkey Wrap

Photo Credit: Just a Pinch

Yes, I realized this recipe looks “healthy,” which sometimes is a big-fat-no-bueno with my kiddo, but for some reason, he just loves them. It's a quick way to make a sandwich that leaves some room (calorie-wise) for an extra snack in his lunch box. This Gluten-Free Turkey Wrap has just five ingredients.

You can view this recipe here.

Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Photo Credit: Tina's Chic

What's lunch time without a special treat in your lunch box? The sweet in my lunch box was my favorite part of lunch time (well besides talking). This Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies recipe has just six ingredients.

You can view this recipe here.

Gluten-Free Homemade Lunchable

DIY Make Your Own Lunchables for Kids Lunches

Photo Credit: Thrifty DIY Diva

Almost every kid I know loves Lunchables, and I love being a Lunchable artist by adding whatever I want into my son's lunch. The Lunchable pictures above is made with a nitrate-free Ham, grapes, real cheese, and Glutino crackers.  You can get a $1.00 off coupon for any Glutino Product here. crackers. This Gluten-Free Homemade Lunchable has four ingredients.

You can view this recipe here.

Gluten-Free Homemade Pizza

Gluten-Free Homemade Pizza

Photo Credit: Keeley Mcguire

It can be easy for kids with special diets to feel left out – missing birthday parties or class treats, candies, or even something as simple as enjoying pizza day with their friends at school. This Gluten-Free Homemade Pizza recipe allows your child to have that special pizza day at school with just three (or more) ingredients.

You can view this recipe here.

Gluten-Free Corn Dog Muffins

Gluten-Free Corn Dog Muffins

Photo Credit: I'm a Celiac

While I still don't get the allure that is the Corn Dog, my kids love them. These are a bit non-traditional, but they're super quick to make and delicious (according to my kids). This Gluten-Free Corn Dog recipe has just two ingredients.

You can view this recipe here.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites

Whenever I make these, only a portion winds up in my kids' lunches. I'm hooked on them myself.  They're great tasting and packed with protein.  This Gluten-Free Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites recipe has just four ingredients.

You can find this recipe here.

I hope your kiddos love these lunch box ideas just as much as mine do.

Do you have a favorite gluten-free recipe we should know about? Tell us about it in the comments section below or submit your recipe for inclusion here.

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