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7 School Lunches for Your Gluten-Free, Paleo or Vegan Kid

These lunch ideas will put an end to the nightly dilemma of what to pack

Sara Lindberg

Published on: August 08, 2019

7 School Lunches for Your Gluten-Free, Paleo or Vegan Kid

Healthy Gluten-Free Family

Mexican Fiesta

The founder of Healthy Gluten-Free Family, Karen, knows how challenging it can be for anyone to pack lunches every day and keep it interesting, delicious and healthy. She also understands that when a child needs to eat gluten-free, whether it be for medical reasons (like celiac disease or a gluten intolerance) or by choice, packing school lunches requires additional planning.

The premise of this plate is to use tonight’s dinner for tomorrow’s lunch. The work has already been done in prepping dinner: You might as well benefit from it by enjoying the food for lunch too. The plate can be easily adapted to tastes: substitute steak or tofu for chicken, rice for quinoa and add any vegetable your child loves.

What you'll need:

  • Smashed Avocado: Mash a half or whole avocado with a fork, season with salt and lemon juice to taste.
  • Your favorite gluten-free tortilla chips
  • Corn and/or tomatoes
  • Cubed grilled chicken (or steak or tofu)
  • Quinoa (or rice)
  • Black beans

Note: Use tofu instead of meat to make this vegan. Substitute taro root chips, and replace the quinoa with cauli-rice and the black beans with more veggies to make it paleo.

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