More quick and easy gluten free lunchboxes & delicious homemade guacamole

Delicious homemade guacamole and organic tortilla chips

Delicious homemade guacamole and organic tortilla chips

Always in search of another quick and easy gluten free lunchbox idea, I smile as C demands fresh guacamole in his lunchbox this week. He is in luck, as I have all of the ingredients that we need and although we never have much time in the mornings before school, it’s a lunchbox that I can rustle up pretty quickly from scratch.

I mash the avocados, add garlic, lemon juice and chopped tomatoes and have my biggest tasting critic give me the thumbs up or down. I get a smile and a thumbs up. Phew. Not only will this make a perfect lunch for C in his school lunchbox, but it also makes a perfect lunch for me.

I add it to my quick and easy gluten free lunchboxes page.

Quick and easy homemade guacamole

2 ripe avocados

1 ripe tomato, finely chopped

I clove of garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lemon

A pinch of salt

1. Mash the avocado

2. Add in the rest of the ingredients

3. Enjoy!

Guacamole, the perfect lunchbox filler

Guacamole, the perfect lunchbox addition

Another success later in the week, that doubles up as a perfect quick and easy lunchbox for the kids and a great lunch for g-free mom, is gluten free dinner rolls filled with goats cheese and served with pomegranate. I’m a big pomegranate lover and I’m so delighted that C is too.

g-free dinner rolls with goats cheese and pomegranate

gluten free dinner rolls with goats cheese and pomegranate

I bake the dinner rolls using the recipe on the back of the Glutino, Gluten Free Pantry, all purpose flour. It’s a really straightforward recipe and takes about 45/50 minutes from start to finish. The dinner rolls even pass the gluten lovers in the households taste test. I make the dinner rolls the evening before I prepare the lunchbox. The creamy goats cheese from a local farm, makes a fantastic filling for the sandwiches. I enjoy the pomegranate on the sandwich, C prefers his on the side.

Homemade gluten free dinner rolls in a lunchbox

Homemade gluten free dinner rolls with a side of pomegranate

I get a phone call from T’s pre-school telling me that I’ve forgotten his lunchbox one day. It seems a tad unbelievable that I could forget such a thing, given my current lunchbox obsession. I race to school with the lunchbox that I made that morning and T delights in opening it and proudly showing the contents to his classmates. I glow with pride, as his teacher tells me that she always looks forward to seeing what he has in his lunchbox and how it gives her inspiration for her own children’s lunches. I direct her to my blog for more ideas and delight in the fact that I’ve managed to positively affect a child’s lunch experience. Yay!

More of my quick and easy gluten free lunchbox ideas on my ‘easy kids lunchboxes‘ page.

Also check out a great gluten free lunchbox round up at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

 

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3 Comments

  1. kathy Hughes says:

    Im thinking you and Jamie Oliver should definately hook up- he is out there at the moment doing a TV show to encourage better eating in the States.

    I am looking forward to learning a thing or two from you this coming visit Nicky and
    lucky boys for having such a pro active mum.
    x

  2. Oh, what a great story on your child loving your lunches so! I can see why … those look so amazing, Nicola! I love the pomegranate arils. They are packed with nutrition and make one just about as happy as fresh quacamole does. ;-)

    xo,
    Shirley

    • nstockmann says:

      ;-). I packed him off with an Udi’s bagel with organic, nitrate free, turkey today and lot’s of fruit and raw veg. Not quite as glamorous, but still oh so good.

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