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Gluten Free Ready Made School Lunches
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I remember seeing somewhere that schools could buy ready made frozen gluten free lunches. One box had 5 different lunches, a weeks worth for one child. Does anyone know what company makes these?

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I've never seen them for schools (or been offerred them . . .) but maybe they are GoPicnic lunches? We buy those for airplane travel . . .

We can't bring them to school because the school is nut-free.

Cara

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Thanks. I will look into those.

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I haven't seen these around lately. "because your special" gluten free, kosher, and shelf stable microwave meals

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I've never seen them for schools (or been offerred them . . .) but maybe they are GoPicnic lunches? We buy those for airplane travel . . .

We can't bring them to school because the school is nut-free.

Cara

Those look good, like lunchables. Something the child could bring himself for lunch (if allowed at his school). Thanks for the info.

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I haven't seen these around lately. "because your special" gluten free, kosher, and shelf stable microwave meals

I googled it with no luck. :(

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They must have gone under with the economy. I was hoping they had merged into another company?

if I get a chance I'll keep looking for other options.

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ian's all natural allergen free foods used to have meals, now they just do mostly entrees. Go to the allergen specifications page and it will match the products you can have. There is a chicken nugget meal.

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Some of the "gluten free" stuff in the GoPicnic lunches are gluten free, but processed in a facility that processes wheat. My son can't eat those items. I found some of the items sold separately (like the hummus) and other stuff (jiff single serve peanut butter, individual cups of tuna salad, etc.) All shelf stable. I put together my own "lunchables" for my son. He keeps one at school for emergencies (like when he left his lunchbox on the bus) and they are great for grabbing when we are going out for the day. I also keep one in the car just in case.

Schar table crackers come in individual packages inside the box so they are very handy.

Also, I got some great "take out" containers from the grocery store (sectioned with lids) that work perfectly.

Cara

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ian's all natural allergen free foods used to have meals, now they just do mostly entrees. Go to the allergen specifications page and it will match the products you can have. There is a chicken nugget meal.

These look good, pretty kid friendly. Thanks.

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Some of the "gluten free" stuff in the GoPicnic lunches are gluten free, but processed in a facility that processes wheat. My son can't eat those items. I found some of the items sold separately (like the hummus) and other stuff (jiff single serve peanut butter, individual cups of tuna salad, etc.) All shelf stable. I put together my own "lunchables" for my son. He keeps one at school for emergencies (like when he left his lunchbox on the bus) and they are great for grabbing when we are going out for the day. I also keep one in the car just in case.

Schar table crackers come in individual packages inside the box so they are very handy.

Also, I got some great "take out" containers from the grocery store (sectioned with lids) that work perfectly.

Cara

Thanks for all the good ideas!

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I think I found what I have been looking for. It's just five entrees and 5 cookies, so not complete lunches. Here's the address for anyone else interested. http://www.mrsips.com/

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We often pack lunches, etc. in the Ziploc divided rectangle.

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I went to the mr. sips website and they are trying to expand gluten free lunch offerings. :D

now is the time to plug some of our favorite gluten free products that may have a small local start! I wrote an e-mail to mr. sips, and then contacted the businesses I suggested. Lizlovely.com sent me a message back that they would look into joining mr. sips lunch program. (What a major bonus gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and i do believe kosher too COOKIES!)

Let's get these gluten free lunches loaded with the best of the gluten free products we know of!

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Just wanted to let you know of a few regular grocery store items for this. This helps if you need quick access and cheaper than specialty. The Dinty Moore Compleats have 2 that are gluten free. The Dinty Moore beef stew and the chicken and rice. If your child can use a microwave for 90 seconds (or have a teacher do it in the lounge) then those are good. They also have some microwavable cups...bean and ham soup, ham and scalloped potatoes,and beef stew. Hormel Kids Kitchen Beans and Weiners (no need to heat). We also use the Lunchable Nachos. I think they are made in a facility that processes wheat but we do fine with them. I don't let her have anything processed on EQUIPMENT but the facilty is fine for us. I know that varies from person to person. Just thought I'd mention these. We homeschool but sometimes if we go to a friends house, we can throw those in a purse and we are just fine!

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