9 Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas

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9 Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas

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June 21 2021
  1. Sweet Potato Toasts

    Instead of bread, try toasting thin slices of sweet potatoes in the toaster. Start by slicing a potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Then pop 'em in the toaster (like regular toast) on high until they're light brown. Top with any combination of gluten-free toppings, such as avocado and salsa; bacon and cheese; fruit and peanut butter; or bananas and gluten-free granola.

  2. Stuffed Poblanos

    In less than 15 minutes, you can have a hot and healthy bean-and-cheese-stuffed pepper.

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  3. Waffle Sandwiches

    Need a break from gluten-free bread? Reach for the gluten-free waffles and make yourself a scrambled egg and cheese sandwich. If opting for the sausage sandwich version, be sure to check the label to make sure it's gluten-free. (Some brands use fillers that may contain gluten.)

  4. Tuna Tom

    Tomato Stuffed with Tuna Salad

    This protein-packed lunch is guaranteed to help you stay full through the afternoon. Without cutting through the bottom, slice a large tomato into wedges and top with a healthy scoop of homemade tuna salad.

  5. Corn Tortilla Quesadillas

    Quesadillas with Corn Tortillas and a Side of Pico de Gallo and Shredded Lettuce

    Make a quick quesadilla with chopped veggies, rotisserie chicken or beans. Just be sure to use gluten-free corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas if you're following a gluten-free diet. Place one corn tortilla in a heated skillet. Top with cheese, veggies, chicken or beans, then more cheese. Place another tortilla on top, gently press down, and cook for about 4 minutes, flip, and cook for about 4 more minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted.

  6. Lettuce Wraps

    Lettuce Wraps with Ham, Bell Peppers, Avocados, and Limes on the Side

    Dice leftover chicken, steak, or pork and toss with a little salad dressing (make sure it's gluten free), avocado, and bell peppers. Then scoop into crisp lettuce leaves for a quick and healthy lunch.

  7. Stuffed Avocado

    Avocado stuffed with Shrimp, Green Onions, and Tomatoes

    Stuff half an avocado with shrimp salad, chicken salad, egg salad, or tuna salad and you've got yourself a healthy and filling lunch. Go ahead and dress it up with toasted nuts or coconut, fresh herbs, or even hot sauce (or not).

  8. Pesto Zucchini Ribbons

    Use a vegetable peeler to shave long zucchini or summer squash ribbons. (Or use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles.) Top with pesto and diced chicken or shrimp and voila! Your gluten-free lunch is served.

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  9. Gluten-Free Linguini

    Gluten-free pasta never tasted so good! No, really. This bacon-flavored linguini dish promises to put your pasta cravings to rest.