10 Days of Gluten Free – Muffins & Waffles in a Lunchbox?!

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!

Today’s Theme: Muffins & Waffles

Muffins are one the easiest ways to get a lot of quality nutrition into your kids with the least amount of pain.  In our house, I can often get a serving of vegetables in those muffins too, an added bonus.  They are relatively simple to throw together, and so easy to throw extras into the freezer for a lunchbox or snack.  Remember my tip on stocking up on item to throw in your lunchbox?  Muffins are a perfect item for this!  The key here is to get as many healthy foods as possible into the muffin without sacrificing taste or using cups of sugar.  Here are some great recipes to get you started:

Waffles are breakfast, sure!  But did you ever think a waffle could be used in place of bread to make a sandwich?!  Kids absolutely love novelty, and a waffle can make a very fun sandwich!  With a savory/plain waffle (no sweetener), you could do a ham and cheese, or any favorite savory filling.  With a sweeter waffle, think nutbutter and low-sugar jelly!  here are a couple of waffle recipes for you to try:

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

 


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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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23 comments on “10 Days of Gluten Free – Muffins & Waffles in a Lunchbox?!
  1. Jessica B says:

    Yummy!

  2. Emma says:

    Those waffles look delicious, I need to start using my waffle maker more often.

  3. Lynn says:

    Thanks for all the great recipes

  4. Linda says:

    Great tip, Tessa! I’m especially fond of muffins. My waffle maker is Belgian style so they are too big for sandwiches, but I have heard of people using them for that.

  5. Michelle says:

    Wow these look incredible. I have been scouring the internet for recipes for gluten free muffins and I have only been able to find ones that require so many different types of flour it is daunting. Guess I was looking in the wrong place

  6. Alice Wilbeck says:

    Thanks for all the gluten-free recipes. I follow you on FB, too.

  7. Alyssa says:

    Great idea using waffles to make a sandwich. We make gluten free waffles almost every weekend with strawberries as a topping. So yummy!

  8. Erin Lembke says:

    Great ideas! Can’t wait to test some out!

  9. Erin says:

    Yum! Can’t wait to try some of these ideas out!

  10. Melisa says:

    I used to make sandwiches on waffles for my son when he was young. Haven’t done it in so long. Maybe I will dig out the waffle iron!

  11. KATHI BASENR says:

    YUMMY! THANKS.

  12. Rogene says:

    I just started discovering the many uses for waffles a little over a year ago. I love waffle pizza and tacos.

  13. julie says:

    I really need to get a new waffle maker, I haven’ t replaced the old glutened one and these ideas are too good not to get a new one!

  14. Paula says:

    I love muffins in my lunches, and for snacks.

  15. Pat says:

    Thanks for the recipes. Never thought of a waffle as a sandwich before.

  16. Becky says:

    Sounds delicious

  17. Jennifer C says:

    Thanks. My daughter loves chocolate chip waffles. She has peanut butter waffle “sandwiches” all the time! thecroleys(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. Susan says:

    I don’t think beyond breakfast with waffles and muffins. Thanks for the ideas!

  19. Angel R. says:

    More wonderful ideas! I need to think outside the box more…

  20. Sarah S says:

    Thanks for sharing these recipes!! Will definitely have to try them out.

  21. meredith says:

    i want to try the Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

  22. bitt says:

    Yes I’ve used waffles to make PB and J all the time. Sometimes GF waffles taste better than GF bread. ;-)

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