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Back to School Edition Gluten-free Lunch and Snack Ideas

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Occasionally, I will share a favorite item from my gluten-free kitchen: a book, cookbook, gluten-free food or kitchen gadget or a roundup of favorite things from around the web. Hopefully you’ll find some new favorites to add to your gluten-free kitchen! While they may contain affiliate links, all Favorites posts reflect my own opinion and are not sponsored by any individual or company.

Back to School Gluten-free Lunchbox Snack Ideas

Today I’m going to share a round-up of great resources for back to school, gluten-free style! My boys just started back this week, so I’ve been scouring the web for great ideas for their snacks and lunches. I thought I’d share with you the various fun ideas I found around the web.

Gluten-free Lunch & Snack Ideas:

keeley mcguire blog school lunches allergy free friendly funMy new favorite blog is Keeley McGuire Allergy Friendly Fun Lunch Boxes. Her blog is just full of photos of all the cute gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free lunches she packs for her daughter and herself each day. All of them are gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. I also suggest following her on Instagram! I can’t wait to make this robot lunch for my boys!

Keeley and I both love using EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers They make packing healthy lunches so easy. I’ve been using these for several years and they’ve held up great. They are all I use for packing lunches now!


Gluten-free Dairy-free Snack BinA snack bin of ready to grab snacks helps our household run smoother. I shared our frugal gluten-free, dairy-free snack bin earlier this week.

Printable-List-of-Gluten-Free-Snack-IdeasThe blog, The Chaos and the Clutter has a great printable list of 100 gluten-free snack ideas!

 nut-free snack ideas

Alysa at Inspired RD has a great post with 23 nut-free (and gluten-free) school snack ideas.

Gluten-free Snacks Pinterest boardI have more gluten-free snack ideas on my Gluten-free Snacks Pinterest board.

I just pre-ordered this soon to be released book today! It looks great! You can pre-order yours on Amazon too: 201 Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids: Chicken Nuggets! Pizza! Birthday Cake! All Your Kids’ Favorites – All Gluten-Free!

Free Printable Lunch Planner from The Baking Beauties

My friend Jeanine at The Baking Beauties just posted a free printable lunch planner! How handy is that?!

Today (9/6/2013)  the ebook Gluten-Free Simple Bites: Snacks, Appetizers and Simple Meals without Gluten is free for your Kindle reader! I bought it and it does have some healthy snack recipes that look good!

Making Lunches Fun:

eye stickersI love love love this simple idea for making lunch items fun: just add eye stickers to the outside of wrapped food!

Lunch box jokesI add a joke to each of my boy’s lunchbox every day. They just love them. I have a lot of resources for lunch box jokes & notes on my Pinterest board “School Lunches”.  My favorites are always from Kristen Duke Photography and I was so happy to find that she released a new set for this school year! Go print yours (just click on the pic)!

hidden-picturesMy kids would have loved these hidden pictures notes in their boxes when they were a little younger. They are so fun!

Look at how cute these Animal Food Picks are! What kid wouldn’t like this fun addition to their lunch box?

If you have found some other great gluten-free lunch or snack resources, leave a comment and let me know!


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The Best Grilled Salmon {Gluten-free}
The Best Grilled Gluten-free Salmon
Bowl with Gluten-free Snickerdoodles
Gluten-free Snickerdoodles