Gluten-Free Friday 4/26/13
My two older children were on spring break this week but yet somehow even though I had less lunches to pack I still felt quite as busy as ever if not more. I think some of you out there, maybe all of you, will know what I mean! For this break we had no defined vacation plans and honestly I had to work most of the week. My two youngest children did still have preschool.
No worries – we have plenty of fun vacation plans later this year!
This week I wanted to show some lunches with bread. I have focused so far on showing lunches that were options to sandwiches but it doesn’t mean bread isn’t an option. There are many types of gluten-free breads on the market. We’ve tried a few, some we like, some we don’t like. I will say uniformly they are all more expensive than regular bread. Gluten-free breads in general also tend to be a little drier and a little more crumbly. For us the brand that we seem to favor is Udi’s. We find Udi’s in a freezer located in the bakery department at our grocery store. I actually keep the loaf, which is quite a bit smaller then a regular loaf, in my freezer. I will defrost slices in the microwave as I need them.
Lunch #1 (above) served in a Leaflet Tight container includes: French toast sticks made with Udi’s. I brushed one side of the french toast lightly with maple syrup since my kiddo doesn’t “dip” yet. Pineapple and blueberries are in one compartment and cheese stick and Trader Joe Edamame crackers (gluten-free) are in the other.
Lunch #2 (above) served in a Lunchbots container includes: Little star sandwiches are made with Udi’s bread. Use the left over scraps for homemade gluten-free bread crumbs. The sandwiches are sitting on top of Van’s Say Cheese gluten-free crackers. This lunch also has cooked carrot “chips” and blueberries (one of my son Evan’s favorite fruits).
Lunch #3 (below) served in a Leaflet Tight container includes: A hard boiled egg is sliced and served with heirloom tomatoes, cheese stick and Trader Joe’s edamame crackers. You could serve a salad dressing with the tomatoes but I didn’t in this case.
A short but very sweet Gluten-Free Friday post this week! I have been busy busy! Have you missed me? If so check out some of the places I have been featured recently!
A Boy and his Lunch – Guest Blogger
Following in My Shoes – Guest Post
Diana Rambles – Photo feature and mention
Huffington Post – Photo feature and mention
I’ll be back next Friday for more Gluten-Free funs and with any luck you’ll see some posts from me before then. Just in case go visit my gluten-free friends!
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