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.
In less than 15 minutes, you can have a hot and healthy bean-and-cheese-stuffed pepper.
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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.)
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.
Corn Tortilla Quesadillas
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.
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.
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).
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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Gluten-free pasta never tasted so good! No, really. This bacon-flavored linguini dish promises to put your pasta cravings to rest.
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