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It’s pretty hard to come up with tasty, nutritious school lunches every day – and even harder when the lunches have to be gluten free.

So Uncle Wally’s has compiled a handy list of some of the best gluten-free lunchbox foods.

Go to Uncle Wally’s Facebook page to tell us about your own gluten-free lunchbox ideas (you can also find some great gluten-free recipes there).4790IVN_23677_PillGlFrBlMfS_V1

NOTE: Always read product labels to make sure every ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.


  1. with dough boy blue pannelGluten-free muffins
    . Of course, we always start by tossing in one of our scrumptious, individually wrapped PillsburyGluten Free Ready to Eat Muffins! Pick your child’s favorite: Blueberry or Chocolate Chip.
  2. Rollups. Gluten-free sandwich meats and sliced cheese both roll up great around a pickle or inside large lettuce leaves.
  3. Fruits and veggies. Grapes, carrots, apples, snap peas, blueberries, cherry tomatoes and more. Naturally gluten free and packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  4. Gluten-free breads. Certified gluten-free bread and tortillas can be a great start for sandwiches and wraps – everything from a simple PB&J to a succulent BLT. Remember to verify that fillings are gluten free.
  5. Greek yogurts. Tasty, filled with protein and come in convenient individual containers. Flavorings and fillers in some yogurts contain gluten, so check that the brand is certified gluten free.
  6. Salads. Tuna, chicken, shrimp and other gluten-free protein sources, shredded and mixed with gluten-free mayo, are easy to eat with a fork or spoon. They’re also a great way to work in some chopped carrots, onions, apples and more.
  7. Incredible eggs. Hard-boiled eggs work great as a finger food or chopped into a salad.
  8. Hummus. A delicious gluten-free chickpea spread makes a great dip for veggies or a spread for gluten-free bread or crackers.
  9. Cheese sticks. Individually wrapped, easy to eat, good protein source. ’Nuff said.
  10. Olives. Black or green olives, pitted, are tasty and a source of healthy fats.
  11. Popcorn. Make it in your microwave and cool before packing into individual plastic baggies. Make sure any oils or seasonings are gluten free.

And a bonus idea…

12. A sweet note. Putting an encouraging note into a child’s lunchbox is a gluten-free way to say “I love you!”

 

Pillsbury Gluten Free Ready to Eat Muffins, available in Blueberry and Chocolate Chip, are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization. They are available in the all-natural freezer case at Wegmans Food Markets, Ingles Markets, ShopRite Supermarkets and Giant Eagle Stores. Pillsbury is a trademark of General Mills, used under license.