Gluten Free Lunch Ideas You’ll Love

We get it. Finding new and exciting gluten free lunch ideas is pretty hard! When your body requires a healthy, satisfying lunch literally every day, it can be so easy to fall into a routine—and that’s even more true when you’re living a gluten free lifestyle. You find one or two good options that are easy to make and celiac friendly and you just kind of stick with them. If the monotony is getting to you, we can help. We’ve tried plenty of gluten free foods in our taste tests and weeded out the duds. Here are five gluten free lunches you can add to your mid-day meal rotation.

Amy’s Bowls Broccoli & Cheddar Bake

This microwave meal slaps whether you eat a gluten free or not. Amy’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake is truly delicious. It’s so cheesy and creamy. The breadcrumb topping gets a little crispy even when you cook the meal in the microwave. As a lunch, this is hearty and satisfying—this is one of the gluten free lunch ideas that’ll fill you up until it’s time for dinner. It may not be the healthiest lunch in the world (it’s still pasta and cheese), but it’s quick, easy, and frickin’ delicious, and that’s pretty good when you’re on the hunt for gluten free lunches.

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Blake’s Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie

This is a true comfort food. Blake’s Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie has a light and crispy crust that’s made with white rice, brown rice, potato starch, tapioca starch. That crust comes atop a filling made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, and peas, all of which are swimming in some of the best gravy you’ll find in the frozen aisle. This gluten free lunch has all the flavor you can imagine without any gluten to ruin your day. Plus, it cooks up nicely in the microwave so you can make this in the office kitchenette, no problem. It may seem more like a dinner, but we promise it’s one of the best gluten free lunch ideas, too.

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A Reuben on Schar Deli Style Seeded Sourdough

Eating a gluten free lunch doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to big, beefy sandwiches. On the contrary. We’re here to beef up (pun intended) a classic cold cut sandwich. Start with a bed of pillowy, pleasant Schar Deli Style Seeded Sourdough bread. It’s not rye bread (rye contains gluten), but this stuff is perfect for a Reuben. And as fate would have it, our favorite sauerkraut also happens to be gluten free. The best part of making this bread part of a gluten free lunch? It isn’t tiny (why is gluten free bread always tiny?)! You can make an actual meal of a sandwich on this stuff.

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Panera at Home Autumn Squash Soup

A lot of the soups in the Panera at Home line are gluten free, but I figured I’d spotlight one of our faves on this list of gluten free lunch ideas. It might sound dull and seasonally inappropriate much of the year, but Panera’s Autumn Squash soup is packed with flavor. You get warm spices like ginger and curry powder along with the sweet, pleasant flavor of pureed pumpkin and butternut squash. There’s even some texture in this soup (our taste testers couldn’t identify the crunchy bits suspended in this soup, but they really make it sing). Whether you’re in the office or at home on a rainy day, this is a solid gluten free lunch option.

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Banza Four Cheese frozen pizza

Maybe you work from home and can cook up a whole frozen pizza on your lunch break. Or maybe you’re simply disciplined enough to not eat an entire frozen pizza in one sitting and can therefore wrap up a few leftover slices from the previous evening for your gluten free lunch the next day. Either way, this gluten free pizza rules. It has it all: a bright, tangy sauce, a salty, tasty blend of melty cheeses, and a chickpea crust that even packs a little protein. The only thing it doesn’t have? Gluten, baby.

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About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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