Recipes and Tips for Kid-Friendly, Allergy-Free Lunches
After being diagnosed with celiac disease, Elizabeth Kaplan discovered that her kids had food allergies as well and founded her own gluten-free company. Here are her tips for mastering allergy-friendly school lunches.
As much as possible, prepare at least part of lunch the night before while you are preparing dinner. If you are making a salad for dinner, make an extra salad for your child’s lunch. If you are preparing pasta, make an extra serving and re-warm in the morning. Soups, pastas, risottos all make great lunch box options.
Wash and chop a bunch of fresh veggies and place them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use what you need for snacks and lunches as you go. Make and freeze larger batches of items such as gluten-free granola bars and home-made gluten-free cookies.
Be sure to purchase handy lunch containers, a thermos and a large enough lunchbox to fit everything.