In celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker has put together a great event full of resources! Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating to starting and/or maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. You will need to visit each individual blog to see their daily tips and advise.
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,
I am happy to be participating and will be sharing tips on lunchboxes and snacks! Here are the participating bloggers who will also be posting daily:
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
My goal for this series is to help people realize gluten-free lunches and snacks can still be great! I hope to provide you with ideas that will help spice up YOUR daily fare with something you may not have thought of before. Going gluten free is not a jail sentence: it’s an opportunity to take care of yourself and feed yourself real, nourishing, and new foods. Come along these next two weeks as we explore: Gluten Free Lunchboxes and Snacks!
Today’s Theme: Wrap It Up!
Wraps are a lovely way to change things up in a lunchbox. They look cool, provide a bit of novelty, and taste great!
- Brown rice tortillas – To use these, heat a 1/2 teaspoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Turn tortilla once, this makes them pliable and very tasty! Do not short-cut this step or they will crack and break.
- Gluten free flour tortillas. My favorite tortilla recipe I have tried. Cybel Pascal also has one.
- Corn tortillas
- Teff tortillas (contains corn)
- Rice paper wrappers – Asian section of most grocery stores
- Lettuce leaves (iceberg, read leaf, green leaf, butter, napa cabbage are all good options)
- Nori – I prefer toasted and this seaweed used for sushi applications is found in almost all Asian sections.
Here are 10 different wrap ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- The Orig: Chipotle cream cheese (pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce mixed w/ allowed cream cheese to taste), romain lettuce, turkey slices, slice of crispy bacon.
- Tuna Hummus Humdinger: favorite hummus (we use a spicy version), tuna salad(we just mix tuna w/ a bit of mayo and mustard), Romain lettuce, pickled jalapeno slices.
- Holey Guacamole! Guacamole, ham, peeled cumber
- Beaneriffic: Refried beans, favorite cheese, rice, lettuce, avocado, tomato or salsa
- Asian Salad Rolls: Favorite veggie saute wrapped within a rice paper wrapper along with some chicken or tofu. (at right)
- Eggtastic: Egg salad, romaine lettuce, pimentos, red peppers, pickles
- BLT: Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and some mayo!
- Medditerrean: Goat Cheese, olives, red peppers, lettuce, tomatoes and favorite deli meat or salami
- Italian: Salami or pepperoni slices, allowed mozzarella, onion, lettuce, marinated artichokes
- Grilled Veggie: Marinate some favorite veg (summer squash, mushroom, eggplant, peppers, etc), Grill it all up, and wrap it up with some cheese, cooked rice, or both!
What about you, what sorts of wraps have you put together, please share with us!
This recipe was shared with Hearth & Soul, Gluten Free Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways,These Chicks Cooked, Sugar Free Sunday, Real Food Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, Thriving On Thursdays, Full Plate Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Freaky Friday, Real Food 101, Better Mom’s Linky, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday,Kids in the Kitchen, Health 2Day Wednesdays, Friday Foodie Fix