Today: Get My No Fail, Easy Cookbook Series for 60% OFF
Buy Now

10 Gluten Free School Lunch Ideas Kids Will Love

Pin PostReview Post
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Breadless Sandwich Ideas
  2. 2. Gluten Free Butterfly Bagels
  3. 3. Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps
  4. 4. Gluten-Free Sandwiches on a Stick
  5. 5. Gluten Free Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
  6. 6. Avocado Tuna Salad
  7. 7. Easy Gluten Free Veggie Sandwich
  8. 8. Gluten-Free Meatballs
  9. 9. Gluten & Dairy Free Pizza Twists
  10. 10. Pepperoni Roll-Ups
  11. Check out these great recipes for more mouth-watering ideas:

Keeping your children on a gluten-free diet can be hard to do, especially when school is back in session. Anything you can do to keep them on track is important. Packing a lunch daily is one way to ensure they are getting what they need while avoiding what they don’t. These Gluten-Free School Lunch Ideas include new combinations so your kids won’t think they are missing anything at all!

Don't want to lose this recipe? Get it emailed to you directly! Enter your email below. Plus you'll get a free e-cookbook and amazing recipes sent to you daily.

Try pepperoni roll-ups, breadless sandwiches, chicken salad lettuce wraps, avocado tuna salad, veggie sandwiches, meatballs, butterfly bagels, ham and cheese apple wraps, and sandwiches on a stick—yum! Whatever your reasons are for cutting out gluten, it doesn’t have to mean you cut out sandwiches. These 10 breadless sandwiches are a great way to cut out gluten, but still, send a healthy lunch with your children to school.

See Also:

1. Breadless Sandwich Ideas

Some ideas include substituting things like gluten-free crackers, crepes, and tortillas for the bread. Other ideas include using large lettuce leaves to create a sandwich, inside of which you can put the rest of your typical gluten-free sandwich fixings. Vegetable “boats” made from hollowed-out sweet peppers or tomatoes are another creative idea for housing sandwich ingredients if the center is hollowed out are another great idea.

2. Gluten Free Butterfly Bagels

Going gluten-free doesn’t have to be complicated or result in a boring meal. Not only are these super gluten-free butterfly bagels allergy free and delicious, but they are also adorable. Obviously, the butterfly starts with a gluten-free bagel. Three large carrot chunks are used for the center. Raisins add a fun texture and pattern to the bagel butterfly wings. 

3. Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps

Three ingredients combine in this super simple recipe that is perfect for a healthy lunchtime alternative to a sandwich or an easy snack. This simple recipe is filling, yummy, and gluten-free, you just need deli ham, crisp apple slices, and your favorite sliced cheese. With the ham slices on the bottom, add a slice of cheese. Place an apple wedge in the center, and simply roll it up to create a wrap. 

4. Gluten-Free Sandwiches on a Stick

Lunch on a stick! It doesn’t get any easier than this! Grab some skewers and your favorite veggies, meats, and cheeses. This simple gluten-free meal idea pairs classic sandwich ingredients—minus the bread—with the popular shish kebab serving style. Simply layer deli-sliced meats, arugula, chunks of your favorite cheese, grape tomatoes, and dill pickles on skewers. Serve up with small containers of ranch dressing or deli mustard.


A plate of food on a table, with Sandwich and Wrap
5. Gluten Free Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are a great way to nix bread and still be able to enjoy yummy ingredients. Mix up your favorite recipe for chicken salad and use large leaves of iceberg lettuce in place of bread. Drop a dollop or two of the chicken salad mixture in the middle of the lettuce leaf, and simply roll it up. The crisp lettuce is a great alternative to gluten-filled bread.

Avocado tuna salad stuffed avocado boat with lemon

6. Avocado Tuna Salad

This recipe for avocado tuna salad has only 4 ingredients and is packed with flavor, but is still gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. It’s an easy-to-make healthy lunch or snack that can be ready in 5 minutes, Packed with protein, it is so delicious. To make it all you’ll need is avocados, lemon juice, chopped onion, tuna (canned or fresh), sea salt, and ground paper.

7. Easy Gluten Free Veggie Sandwich

You can still eat a sandwich and be gluten-free with this great recipe, It features fresh, whole ingredients and is primed to be lunch-changing! You’ll need 2 slices of your favorite whole grain gluten-free bread, toasted. Add to that, hummus, pesto, thinly sliced carrots, sprouts, sea salt, and pepper. Salivating yet? Get ready for a new and delicious gluten-free lunch that you just might end up craving every day.

Gluten Free Meatballs DSC02299

8. Gluten-Free Meatballs

If you think gluten-free, tasty, and meatballs don’t all belong in the same sentence, think again! This recipe for gluten-free meatballs features minced chicken and bacon, onion, and garlic formed into balls. Prepped and cooked in just over an hour, it is a terrific idea for a child’s hot school lunch. 

9. Gluten & Dairy Free Pizza Twists

Who doesn’t love pizza? These pizza twists are gluten and dairy free and taste amazing warm or cold. Made from Pillsbury’s gluten-free pizza dough, they are so simple to make. In fact, you can create these pizza twists from start to finish in about 5 minutes (that’s patting, filling, brushing with egg, tossing with seasoning, cutting, and twisting time) and bake up in 15 minutes. Twenty minutes is all that separates you from this yummy lunch idea!


10. Pepperoni Roll-Ups

Add this recipe for pepperoni roll-ups to your gluten-free recipe box! They are so easy to make. Plus, the filling for these roll-ups can be customized to be dairy-free too. Have fun by making additions or substitutions to the cream cheese, sautéed veggies, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, and sautéed onion. Just be sure that any changes are still free from gluten. This is a great recipe that is packed with protein!


Check out these great recipes for more mouth-watering ideas:


Plus, don’t miss 16 Creative Back to School Lunch Ideas

Creative Lunch Box Ideas

Proudly Prepared by the Spaceships Kitchen

This recipe was developed, tested, cooked and photographed by the Spaceships Kitchen. From our dinner table to yours, we hope you think it's out of this world!

You May Also Like

get digital lazy cookbooks

Free Membership!

Get all our new recipes straight to

your inbox plus a BONUS

download in your first email! ❤