Thinking what to pack for lunch can be so hard especially because you don’t want to spend all night prepping for tomorrow’s meals. If you’re anything like me then you also run out of inspiring ideas to cook.


For all my gluten free friends out there I have conjured up ideas to pack for your lunch box, which take no time at all and are full of variety.


These meal ideas include everything from morning tea and afternoon tea snacks to full lunch size meals. They’re also easy to prepare, super healthy, full-flavour and some will also be dairy free!


I personally am not gluten-intolerant however I naturally find myself eating foods that contain no wheat or gluten, because just like you, it makes me feel better.


With this in mind let’s quickly take a look at the benefits of packing your lunch verses buying food out:


  1. Save money- buying food out can be too expensive, especially when living in a busy city.
  2. Eat healthier-you can eat fresh whole food verses massed produced processed food
  3. Save on calories- you have control of what goes in your food, so you know how many calories you’re really consuming
  4. Gives you more choice– you’re not restricted with what’s available at time of purchase, rather you can decide to make whichever you desire
  5. Assist in weight loss-lose weight by packing healthier, filling, low calorie options verses purchasing food that may contain added sugar and fats for extra flavour
  6. You decide what you want to eat and when– You can choose anything you feel like or how much you feel like by packing food from home


Now you are educated on the reasons and benefits of packing lunch let us take a look at all the different healthy gluten free lunch box recipes for you. Most of these gluten free lunch box ideas will also be low-sugar or sugar free, contain healthy fats, high protein, low carb and high fibre…plus dairy free…Enjoy!



Gluten Free Lunch Box Ideas For Morning and Afternoon Tea

  1. Walnuts and Dates
  2. Vegetable Sticks
  3. Rice crackers with almond butter
  4. Protein Shakes
  5. PB2 with/ peanut butter
  6. Hummus and carrot
  7. Soaked Almond
  8. Celery and almond butter
  9. Roasted chickpeas
  10. Homemade Gluten Free muesli bar
  11. Protein balls
  12. Mixed beans with parsley
  13. ½ avocado
  14. Toasted seeds
  15. Hard Boiled eggs
  16. Baked Firm Tofu Chips
  17. Baked felafels
  18.  Baked Potato/sweet potato/ butternut pumpkin
    Fresh Fruit
  19. Smoothie
  20. Dark chocolate Trail Mixes
  21. Protein and coconut pikelets
  22. Zucchini and carrot Gluten Free muffins
  23. Pumpkin muffins
  24. Sugar Free Banana bread
  25. Quinoa berry muffins
  26. Pumpkin pikelets
  27. Spinach crepes
  28. Banana and Almond Butter Cos Wraps
  29. Almond Butter and Rice Crackers

    Lunch Ideas

  30. Salad bowl
  31. Vegan Rice paper rolls
  32. Quinoa Tabbouleh
  33. Norri Wraps
  34. Instant cuppa soup
  35. Pumpkin soup
    Gluten Free Sandwich
  36. Quinoa avocado powder salad
  37. Chickpea, avocado and egg white salad
    Roast pumpkin and quinoa salad with tahini
  38. Tofu Stir-fry
  39.  Smoked salmon rice paper rolls
  40. Mediterranean, chickpea and Feta salad

What are some of your favorite healthy lunch box recipes?

Elizabeth Marks

Having been overweight and unhealthy her whole childhood, Elizabeth turned things around 6 years ago and hasn't looked back. Her passion for health and weight loss is only second to her immense knowledge and creativity for delicious low calorie cooking. A Marathon runner, Entrepreneur, Soccer Lover and fan of all things Diamond.