There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a rut regarding lunch. You pack the same things every day until your go-to option is suddenly no longer available. It can sometimes be even more challenging to break out of your routine if you are gluten-free.
You should watch out for a few ingredients when making gluten-free recipes, as they may seem harmless but contain gluten. There are plenty of fresh salads, soups, and rice bowls, but we’ve also got fun ways to switch up lunch with our crispy chipotle chicken tacos, sushi recipes, and stuffed vegetables.
Here are some creative gluten-free lunchtime ideas to spice things up.
Tacos With Crispy Chipotle Chicken
A delicious combination of extra crispy outside and cheesy inside makes these tacos fun to make and eat. You can melt cheese directly in your skillet! It has the texture of a crunchy taco shell when off-heat but is super delicious when it’s off-heat.
Turkey salad is just as easy and quick to make as chicken salad. The other ingredients, such as shallots and celery, provide crunch and flavor, while fresh herbs, such as dill or parsley, freshen it up. In addition to the usual mix-ins, you can customize this salad to suit your tastes.
Fried Halloumi Salad
Halloumi, a brined Cypriot cheese, deserves its time in the spotlight. This cheese makes a perfect salad dressing with its squeaky texture, tangy, salty flavor, and high melting point. When heated, it forms a delicious golden crust.
Classic Stuffed Peppers
The best way to stuff food is with peppers. The bell pepper is large enough to hold a lot, strong enough to keep its shape in the oven, and mild enough flavor to go with anything. You can customize them to fit your taste, but here we serve them with beefy tomato rice and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad
The combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, olives, and avocado makes this salad your new office lunch favorite. You can take this salad anywhere by throwing all dressing ingredients into a small container instead of whisking. Make sure you shake the jar before serving to ensure a perfectly emulsified dressing.