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12 Gluten Free Lunches (That Aren’t Sandwiches!)

Skip the sandwich and try one of these 12 gluten free lunches!

Lunch Time Struggles

I have been lucky for most of my marriage. My husband’s job has a cafeteria and employees get one free meal a day, so I have never had to worry about packing lunches for him. I work from home, so I just eat leftovers, and my daughter was home with me, so she would eat whatever I was having.

In the past couple of months, things have changed. Hubby started working off site two days a week, and the baby started daycare. All of a sudden I need to pack lunches and gluten free ham and cheese just gets boring after a while. After wasting a lot of time trying to come up with creative ideas, I finally just asked my blogging friends what they like to make for lunches, and of course, they have some fabulous ideas!

This roundup of gluten free lunches has something for everyone- all gluten free, with dairy free options, egg free options, and nut free options, No matter what your eating preferences, you are sure to find a new lunch to add to your lunchtime routine!

Gluten Free Lunches

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Sweet Potato Sliders from Casey the College Celiac

Salmon, avocado, and tomato sandwiched between two slices of sweet potato are a yummy spin on the classic sandwich!

Gluten Free Vegetarian Sushi Rolls from Good For You Gluten Free

So versatile and perfect to make ahead, I’m sure these vegetarian sushi rolls will be a hit at my house!

Back to School Gluten Free with MI Gluten Free Gal

Not just one, but three great lunch ideas including these Tamale Pies!

Gluten Free Lunches

Grilled Veggie Bowls with Cashew Ranch Dressing from Go Dairy Free

If you haven’t tried cashew based dressings, you are missing out! This fabulous gluten and dairy free veggie bowl has everything you could want for your mid-day meal!

gluten free lunches

Korean BBQ Salmon Stir Fry from Strength and Sunshine

This salmon stir fry is bursting with flavor and healthy omega 3’s. It is super easy to make and can easily be made as a single serving!

Falafel Bowls with Roasted Squash, Avocado, and Harissa Hummus from Eat Your Way Clean

So many yummy flavors come together in the bowl that you may want to pack extra!

gluten free lunches

BBQ Broil Brisket from NutriMom

Brisket is good on just about anything. Add it to rice, or just eat it cold!

gluten free lunches

BLT Stuffed Avocados from Wholesome Yum

These stuffed avocados are a great way to get all those yummy BLT flavors in a low carb form!

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Cheesy Grilled Steak Sandwiches from The Heritage Cook

I know it’s a sandwich, but it’s a steak sandwich and looks delicious, so I had to include it anyways!

Gluten Free Lunches

Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks from Cricket’s Confections

Who doesn’t love mozzarella sticks? These yummy treats are perfect to add into lunch, just don’t forget the marinara!

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Vietnamese Noodle Bowls from Go Dairy Free

There are so many ways to customize this bowl to include all your favorite flavors! Perfect for those cooler months!

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Aguacate de Palta from My Gluten Free Miami

If you haven’t tried this tropical shrimp salad stuffed in creamy avocados, you have been missing out!


Hopefully, these recipes helped give you some out of the box ideas for your lunches. Gluten free lunches don’t have to be boring! If you are struggling with figuring out buying gluten free options at the grocery store that are gluten free, be sure to sign up for my Gluten Free Guide to Grocery Shopping. It will help a lot! You can also print out my Gluten Free Lunch Guide that is super helpful for packing school lunches. Just click the picture below!



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  • Reply
    Jane, The Heritage Cook
    January 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for including my recipe Amanda – this is a wonderful collection and as everyone has said, I am now inspired with all kinds of new and delicious lunch options!

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    Alisa Fleming
    January 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for this great round-up! My husband is gluten-free and I know he would love that salmon stir-fry and the grilled steak sandwiches. I best get busy …

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    EA The Spicy RD
    January 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    So many delicious options here! That falafel bowl is really calling out my name 🙂 Love your Back-to-School Gluten Free Lunch Guide-I’m sure it will be super helpful for a lot of people!

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    January 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Lunch is so difficult to come up with new ideas! The Korean bowl looks ahhhh-maz-ing

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    January 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Sandwiches and even regular salad get old after awhile in lunches. Great ideas on how to change it up and add some spice to the lunch box.

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    January 19, 2017 at 9:39 am

    these look delicious! I am always looking for new lunch ideas!

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    January 19, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Great selection of foods! A lot of those are perfect for Whole30 😀

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    January 19, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Cool round up! Looks good

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    January 19, 2017 at 12:47 am

    what a great idea for a roundup! That Korean salmon stirfry is my pick- sounds amazing

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    Laura | Wandercooks
    January 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Yum what an awesome roundup! They’re all good but I think I’ll be starting with the Vietnamese noodle bowls. So much flavour, and always leaves me feeling healthy and full!

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    Nicole Dawson
    January 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Sandwiches DO get boring! Thanks for putting together a great list of some other options.

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    January 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    What great lunch ideas! It’s so hard to pack tasty lunches day after day– I need all the ideas I can get!

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    Willow | Will Cook For Friends
    January 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Yum, so many tasty lunch ideas! I try to be good about packing lunches for my hubby because I know his day goes so much better when he doesn’t have to worry about getting a meal, but it is easy to run out of ideas. These are great. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    January 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Great lunch ideas! I wish I had that sushi right now.

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    Cricket Plunkett
    January 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    This is a great list, thanks for including my mozzarella sticks!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Great round-up! Thanks for including me!

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