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: Lunch on a Stick!
I don’t remember when I first thought to serve lunch with a toothpick….but it opened up a whole new world to me! It’s amazing how kids will try things based solely on the fact they are on a stick!! I won’t try to understand why novelty plays such a huge in kid psychology, but it does, and this is no exception. Come along as we explore some ‘lunch on a stick” ideas. Don’t forget that many of these would be even more alluring with a tasty dip served along with it!
Note: I have served these two ways: either skewered on long sticks, or all the bite size pieces in a reusable container and a toothpick so my kids can poke their own goodies.
What ideas can YOU conjure up for us?
Savory (see above):
- Cubed deli meat (natural ones w/ no gluten fillers!), cubed allowed cheese (could even add cubes of your favorite gf bread here too!)
- Leftover grilled meat and vegetables
- Leftover roasted meat and vegetables
- Carrots and celery (remember the dairy free veggie dip from Whole New Mom?) Other veggies would be good too: red pepper, cucumber, radish, etc.
- Grilled Vegetables (I marinate mine in a lemon/garlic/olive oil and serve w/ a garlic aioli)
- Favorite meat skewers