I'm not going too in-depth with this post on specific recipes (although I will share some later as we get into school), but I wanted to share with you what things we have found work well for us.
Hot lunches for our Foogos thermos:
1. Annie's Gluten-free Mac-n-Cheese. A few minutes in the microwave, then mix in the cheese pack and put it straight into the thermos. Eli loves it. I usually put in some fruit and veggie snacks, chips or crackers, and a juice box.
2. Homemade spaghetti works well. Microwave it in a bowl until piping hot before putting it in your thermos.
3. Lasagna - same as spaghetti. Don't forget the plastic fork.
4. Bean soups - or any soup your kid likes!
1. Pasta salads using Tinkyada noodles (other noodles get hard to quickly when cooled) - I'll have to post our BLT Pasta Salad recipe soon!
2. Eli loves a lunchables-type meal with gluten-free crackers, meat, cheese, veggie sticks, and grapes. Sometimes I add avocado as well.
3. A sandwich with gluten-free bread works well and is a staple for most people, but we like to make PB&J (although we use Sunbutter, not peanut butter) sandwiches using pancakes. Pancakewiches, anyone?
4. Lighter eaters may like a veggie salad with chicken. Eli is NOT a light eater. I think it is all the sports.
1. Eli really likes Cliff's fruit twists
2. He also likes these Walmart bars, which are quite a bit cheaper than other brands.
Be careful! Some types contain peanuts.
3. I don't love for him to eat a lot of chips, but sometimes it's easy to throw in a pack of lays potato chips - and it's what the other kids eat. I also try to pack plenty of fruits and veggies, so I don't feel too guilty.