When most people think of lunch, the first thing that pops into their mind is a sandwich. If you have wheat intolerance, a normal sandwich isn’t a viable option as the bread, the condiments, and even the deli meat may have gluten!
You still have plenty of delicious, healthy, and convenient lunch options at your disposal even if you happen to have wheat intolerance. These lunch ideas will be a huge help if you’re busy and can’t let your wheat intolerance keep you from enjoying lunch on the go.
Lunch on the Go #1: Bean and Cheese Burritos
This is a quick and easy treat that’s ready to eat after 30 seconds in the microwave.
Simply combine black beans, cheese, salsa, and wrap them in a corn tortilla and bingo: a delicious, easy gluten-free lunch in the palm of your hand.
Wheat Intolerance Lunch on the Go #2: Tuna Salad
All the preparation needed is to combine salad greens, a cut up tomato, and some drained canned tuna in a bowl. Once mixed, you can put the salad in a plastic leak-proof container and you’re on your way!
Lunch on the Go #3: Gluten-Free Chicken Sandwich
One of the best things around for people with wheat intolerance is the introduction of so many gluten free foods. Meals that were previously “off limits” can now be enjoyed by people with wheat intolerance. There’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a sandwich with your work friends.
This delicious sandwich is made with chicken, sliced tomato and zucchini, put between two slices of gluten free bread. For some extra flavor, you can even top it with some gluten free mayo!
Lunch on the Go #4: Ensure
Lunch doesn’t get much more convenient than a can of Ensure. Just pop one open, take a few sips and lunch is served! Best of all, Ensure is tasty and 100% gluten free.
Lunch on the Go #5: Snack Hodgepodge
Many people with wheat intolerance like to add a lot of variety to their lunches. Instead of having the same sandwich taste after every bite, try combining 2 or three snacks together.
For example, you can have a hard boiled egg, rice cakes, and apple sauce. Or try some almonds, baby carrots, and popcorn. Yum!
Lunch on the Go #6: Cheeseburger (by itself)
Just because you have wheat intolerance doesn’t mean that you have to resist your cravings for a juicy cheeseburger. Just leave off the bun and you’re good to go!
Lunch on the Go #7: Smoothies
There are dozens of tasty gluten-free smoothie ingredients. Some of the best are: frozen berries, bananas, orange juice, flaxseeds, peanut butter, and of course, ice.
All you have to do to is drop the ingredients in a blender and press the “on” button. In a rush? You can even drink it straight out of the blender!
Lunch on the Go #8: Potato Salad
Not exclusive to picnics, potato salad is an appetizing lunch that you can enjoy even if you’re nowhere near an oven or microwave. To put it together: mix some sliced potatoes, diced onions, a few tablespoons of mayo, and sliced celery. Be sure to drop in some salt, pepper, and parsley to add flavor.