When we learned that we needed to eat gluten free AND dairy free recipes to see if it would make a difference in the health issues we were having, I cried. Sure I would miss bread and cheese. Oh, and donuts. But that wasn't why there were tears.
I was overwhelmed.
Trying to plan meals that are both gluten free and dairy free isn't for the faint of heart. Gluten-free foods, while edible, are still processed and full of yuck. It's just over-priced, gluten-free yuck.
I knew that to change our health for the better, I needed gluten free dairy free lunches that were made of real food. Foods that would be easy to prepare and taste good.
Hopefully, this list will help you as you plan your lunches and snacks for the month! It would even be great to reference if you have to pack lunches and snacks for school, preschool, Summer Camp, camping, or simply a fun picnic.
24 Gluten Free Dairy Free Recipes For Lunches and Snacks
Creating your own gluten free dairy free recipes is daunting. You have to learn about grain substitutes and dairy substitutes. In many cases, that means understanding what foods are easy to prepare and go together best without having to find a substitute. Things like quinoa make a lot of appearances in recipes as it helps bind like rice might, but without the gluten. Coconut and almond milk become a popular liquid instead of dairy. You'll quickly learn your way around gluten free dairy free recipes and find your taste buds adjust and your food habits improve with ease.
1. 4 Ingredient Blueberry Banana Muffins
2. Banana Oat Mini Muffins
3. Peanut Butter Apple Granola Snack Wraps
4. Not so Sloppy Joes
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites
6. Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas
7. Fruit and Spice Applesauce Blends
8. Zucchini Chips
9. Graham Crackers
10. Mexican Quinoa Bowl
11. Peanut Butter Granola Bars
12. Chocolate Chip Carrot Muffins
13. Broccoli Fritters
14. Turkey Burgers
15. Vegan Fruit and Nut Granola Bars
17. Fish Sticks
18. Rosemary Roasted Almonds
19. No-Bake Protein Balls
20. Carrot Cake Protein Bars
21. Fruit Salad
22. Cowboy Salsa
23. Banana Oat Super Snack Bars
24. Pop Tarts
No matter what your reason for changing your diet may be, creating an allergy-friendly menu can be a difficult thing to manage. Children often don't fully understand the need for change, and adults who are set in their choices for snacks and lunches may struggle with the adaptations. It can be difficult to manage, but not impossible.
These recipes definitely make it easier for your family to create delicious meals that everyone loves without fear of aggravating allergies or sensitivities. What are your favorite gluten free dairy free recipes? I'd love to add them to the list!