Check out this amazing list of gluten free and dairy free snacks and lunch recipes that everyone will enjoy! This list contains delicious easy options!
When we learned that we needed to eat gluten-free AND dairy-free snacks and lunches to see if it would make a difference in the health issues we were having, I cried. Sure I would miss bread and cheese. Oh, and donuts. But that wasn’t why there were tears.
I was overwhelmed.
Trying to plan meals that are both gluten free and dairy free isn’t for the faint of heart. Gluten free foods, while edible, are still processed and full of yuck. It’s just over-priced, gluten-free yuck.
I knew that to change our health for the better, I needed gluten free dairy free lunches and gluten-free dairy-free snacks made of real food. Foods that would be easy to prepare and taste good.
Hopefully, this list will help you as you plan your lunches and snacks for the month! It would even be great to reference if you have to pack lunches and snacks for school, preschool, Summer Camp, camping, or simply a fun picnic.
Tips for Eating Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Creating your own gluten-free dairy-free recipes is daunting. You have to learn about grain substitutes and dairy substitutes. In many cases, that means understanding what foods are easy to prepare and go together best without having to find a substitute.
Things like quinoa make a lot of appearances in recipes as it helps bind like rice might, but without the gluten. Coconut and almond milk have become popular substitutes for dairy. You’ll quickly learn your way around gluten-free dairy-free recipes and find your taste buds adjust and your food habits improve with ease.
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24 Gluten Free and Dairy Free Lunch Ideas and Snack Recipes
Love these gluten and dairy-free cold lunch ideas that will take the guesswork out of lunch and snack meal planning.
Yum! These blueberry banana oatmeal muffins are perfect for breakfast or a midday snack!
These delicious gluten-free banana bread muffins can also be made into a loaf of banana bread with the batter if you prefer gluten-free banana bread.
These apple and peanut butter wraps are super easy to make with only a few ingredients yet perfect for a gluten-free treat.
Encasing this Sloppy Joe filling in little packets made with Chebe Bread Mix makes for a delicious and less messy meal.
For after-school snacking or fall partying, these pretty and nutritious little bites will totally win you over!
This healthy sweet and savory snack is vegan and gluten-free.
These beautiful applesauce blends are a healthy alternative to sugary jams and syrups.
These easy oven-baked zucchini chips are easy to make, thin, crispy, and irresistible. They’re oven-baked to crisp perfection!
These gluten-free and dairy-free graham crackers are perfect for s’mores!
This delicious lunch or dinner recipe is so full of flavor and freshness from all of the beautiful vegetables, coriander, and lime.
Just 8 ingredients for these amazing, delicious vegan and gluten-free peanut butter bars.
Everyone loves a traditional carrot cake or carrot muffin. This recipe is a spin-off of these classic carrot baked goods. It is the gluten-free and dairy-free version with some chocolatey goodness added.
These broccoli fritters have a crisp outside and creamy center which tastes more like creamy cheddar and broccoli soup then steamed broccoli.
These bars are delicious as a weeknight dessert, to serve with a huge mug of coffee for a laidback brunch, or even as an indulgent afternoon snack.
With lots of nuts, dried fruit, chia seeds, and gluten-free steel-cut oats, these vegan fruit and nut bars are packed full of vitamins and nutrients.
These gluten-free empanadas can be served as an appetizer, snack, or as a main course.
17. Fish Sticks
With 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes, you can whip up these toasty, coconut-crusted gluten-free fish sticks.
Whole almonds are seasoned with fresh rosemary, a dash of chili powder, salt and then placed in the oven to roast.
These ice (affiliate link) pops are easy, delicious, and super healthy with no processed sugars or preservatives, and filled with whole fruits!
They are surprisingly very moist not too sweet.
21. Fruit Salad
This layered fruit salad is both beautiful and delicious!
Need a meatless meal to help you get out of a food rut? Try this Mediterranean Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad that is simple, fresh, and delicious. So good you won’t notice it is gluten free and dairy free.
This whole-grain, naturally-sweetened banana oat bar recipe is great as a snack to keep the whole family fueled and happy.
24. Pop Tarts
These pop tarts are perfect for busy mornings, as an afternoon snack, or to go along with gluten-free school lunches.
No matter what your reason for changing your diet may be, creating an allergy-friendly menu can be a difficult thing to manage. Children often don’t fully understand the need for change, and adults who are set in their choices for snacks and lunches may struggle with the adaptations. It can be difficult to manage, but not impossible to come up with gluten free and dairy free lunch and snacks ideas.
These recipes definitely make it easier for your family to create delicious meals that everyone loves without fear of aggravating allergies or sensitivities. What are your favorite gluten-free and dairy-free snacks and recipes? I’d love to add them to the list!