Summer is a great time for quick, healthy, on-the-go meals.  I don’t know about your family, but mine loves to spend summertime poolside, out hiking or enjoying a picnic at an outdoor concert or movie.  Since many convenience foods are prepackaged, processed and not typically gluten-free, packing a gluten-free meal requires a little thinking outside of the (bread) box.

Some fun, quick, healthy on-the-go meal and snack ideas:

  • Tortilla chips with salsa, bean dip, or cheese
  • Hummus or cheese with crackers
  • A thermos of yogurt with fruit and granola to mix in
  • Gluten-free pasta tossed with fresh veggies and meat or cheese
  • Hard-boiled eggs and crackers
  • Cut-up apple, carrots or celery with nut butter
  • Salad topped with cheese, sliced egg or meat
  • Popcorn, cheese and fruit
  • Trail mix
  • Rolled deli meat, sliced cheese, tortilla chips, cut up veggies (see photo)
  • A muffin, cheese stick and fruit
  • Pepperoni, crackers and fruit
  • Diced chicken, apple and celery, drizzled lightly with ranch dressing
  • Tuna salad and crackers
  • Homemade cookies, fruit salad and cheese sticks
  • Omelet muffins and fruit

As you can see in the photo, putting together a quick, healthy, gluten-free meal is easy once you let go of the concept of a sandwich.  Pack enough of a variety for the family to enjoy, toss in a thermos of water and you’re off!

Rolled turkey, tortilla chips, sliced cheese, cucumbers, and grapes

Rolled turkey, tortilla chips, sliced cheese, cucumbers, and grapes

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