Thank you to Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker for putting together such a great event! Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating to starting or maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. You will need to visit each individual blog to see their daily tips and advise. I am happy to be participating and will be sharing tips on lunchboxes and snacks!
Here are the topics I’ve covered in this series of lunchboxes: Reusable Lunchbox Wares, Sweet GF Wrap Ideas, Packing a Balanced Lunchbox, Stocking Up w/ an Oatmeal Snack Cookie, Lunch on a Stick, GF DF Dips & Spreads for a Lunchbox, 10 GF Wrap Ideas, Making Use of Leftovers, Muffins & Waffles for a Lunchbox?!, Top Foods for a Healthy Lunchbox,
Today’s Theme: Making Use of Leftovers
Seems like such a simple idea, but the vast majority of people brown-bagging it do not bring leftovers for lunch. Lots of schools and workplaces give access to microwaves for reheating (if necessary or preferred). Using leftovers in your lunchbox is fabulous for a couple of reasons:
- EFFICIENCY: You cook once, and eat at least twice – no brainer!
- NOT WASTEFUL: By making use of your leftovers, you keep edible food out of the landfill, sacrilege!
- PRIDE: You get enjoy your culinary prowess more than once (ok, this may be far-fetched and silly, but I sincerely look forward to some days of leftovers!)
They key is using recipe that pack well in a lunchbox, because lets face it, last nights green salad isn’t going to be all that appetizing in today’s lunch! Here are a list of 5 dinners that are easy to make and taste great for days afterwards! And if you use my “lunchbox friendly” tag/category, you’ll find even more!
- Oven-Fried Chicken (good cold too, as most roasted chicken pieces are!)
- Tex-Mex Pasta/Salad (good hot or cold)
- Healthier Meatloaf (good as a main course, or stuffed in a sandwich or wrap too!)
- Easy Cuban Picadillo (would also be good in a wrap)
- Arroz con Pollo (a natural in wrap form too)
Don’t forget to visit each blog to see other helpful advise and hints!
Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures
Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry
“10 Days of Gluten Free” Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!
For this series, I will be offering one lucky reader a $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card! Here are the rules:
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
- Enter by leaving a comment (WITH an email address to contact you) on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts).
- The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
- Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
- The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen!