Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Stretch Island as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As most of you would know by now my little man is on a gluten-free diet. He's the only one in the house who is and sometimes that means cooking two meals and it also means keeping gluten-free options of our family favorites on hand so that he's never missing out on his favorite snacks and dishes. He doesn't have celiac's disease, but his body simply cannot break down gluten-based foods - it took me over four years working with a gastroenterologist, allergist, and his pediatrician along with doing things like keeping a food diary to figure this out. The hardest part is school lunches. Thankfully our school district does work with us and with a little help from his pediatrician the school does have some gluten-free foods brought in for him, but sometimes he likes to mix it up a little with his favorite foods from home too.
So, I want to share with you five super quick and easy (no fancy bento box skills required) gluten-free lunchbox ideas to help you out this coming school year too.
I've made each of these lunches based on what my son will actually eat, so go ahead and switch out fruits and vegetables that are your child's favorites. All of these ideas contain Stretch Island Fruit Leather as a snack option because he loves them, plus they come in a box of 8 so there's plenty to add as a morning snack into the lunchbox. Mix and match all of the different lunch box options below.