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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:

Gluten-free Dairy-free Car Snack Idea for Mom or kids!

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

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 Faithfully Gluten Free just posted a free printable lunch planner! How handy is that?!

I bought this kindle ebook Gluten-Free Simple Bites: Snacks, Appetizers and Simple Meals without Gluten 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!

Including fun food picks in lunches makes lunchtime fun! This assortment of 30 food picks is a great starter set!

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


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Friday 6th of September 2013

I LOVE the jokes & notes printables, Michelle! Thanks for sharing. I've been sending things in the kid's lunches this week. My boy might be shaking his head at me, but my girl is loving it. I'm going to definitely add some of those this year yet.

Michelle Palin

Sunday 8th of September 2013

The jokes are definitely a hit! Thanks for sharing your lunch planner! So creative!

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Friday 30th of August 2013

I'm so happy that you love the lunch jokes printables, thanks for sharing!!

Michelle Palin

Saturday 31st of August 2013

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kristen. My kids love the jokes and so do all of their friends! Both boys say their friends asked them on the first day of school if they had a joke in their lunch!