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We tried a sandwich once this year on Food for Life brown rice bread. We really like that bread for toast, not so good in a sandwich. I think I defrosted it and then made the sandwich.

Any other sandwich suggestions that work for lunch?

She's bored of rice cakes and soup so I want to come up with something different for a while.

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My daughter likes the Ener-G Rice Starch bread. I do not buy it in loaves because I find it goes bad after the first two slices anyway. She's the only one who eats it. So I buy the two slice packs. Yes, it's expensive but at least she gets something edible.

I often enclose the pack of bread in her lunch along with portion packs of jam or jelly and almond butter (peanut allergy) so she can make a fresh sandwich at school. I only try a meat sandwich about once a week because personally I don't think they hold up so well on the gluten free bread. As you said, the bread need to be toasted. And I think that applies to pretty much all gluten free bread.

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I use the Kinnikinnick cheese tapioca rice bread. I toast it lightly, cool it completely on a paper towel and then make the sandwich. This has worked very well for me in school lunches and on road trips. It's better if the bread doesn't get cold again (ie: PB&J), but it's also good with lunchmeat and cheese. My only advice is to NOT let the bread get wet, put mayo or mustard between lunchmeat slices, blot dry and lunch meat that's moist, etc... It turns out MUCH better like this.

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Hi!! My 13 year old daughter dx in September packs a lunch every day and does not like rice cakes so she wants sandwiches. She likes the Ener-G light tapioca bread. I don't toast it for her sandwich because she does not want it toasted at all. But she does say that you have to put lots and lots of peanut butter on it otherwise it seems quite dry.

I couldn't get that kind of bread one week so I bought the Ener-G brown rice bread. Horrible for sandwiches that you pack. Bread completely crumbled on her. Came home starved that day.

My daughter is kind of a picky eater so this has been a challenge. I'm glad that she will eat the same thing every day and not complain about it.

Good Luck :D

Virginia

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Hi

My daughter loves the Juvela fresh loaf, you dont have to refresh it you just eat it straight from the pack (and can be frozen) and it really is nice

She also loves the bread I make her out of the Juvella harvest mix...infact she can eat half a loaf in one go if I let her! (and again it doesnt have to be refreshed so long as you eat it within three days and keep it in an airtight container).

But you would have to check if it was available in the USA as I'm in the UK

I dont know if you want sugestions for lunches other than sandwiches but my Dd loves a cold rice salad (rice, chicken or bacon, onion, sweetcorn and and a dash of gluten-free Worstershire sauce)

she also likes lettuce leaf sandwiches...instead of bread I wrap ham, cheese or chicken etc in a lettuce leaf (Not too cripsy a leaf) and she eats it like a sandwich.

We also use corn torillas to make wraps instead of sandwiches but you need to use a moist filling (Mayo etc) so that its not to dry.

I hope some of this helps, I used to tear my hair out trying to find alternatives to 'cardboard' sandwiches as my dd calles most gluten-free bread

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I think the best sandwiches are made using Food For Life sprouted corn tortillas. Not exactly bread, but if you heat up the tortillas before adding ingredients, then roll them up and wrap in foil, they keep really well until lunch.

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Consider non-sandwich alternatives for lunch. Possibley a salad that includes meat, cheese, and/or hardboiled eggs or a hot meal such as spegettii sauce with gluten free pasta in a thermas.

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We tried a sandwich once this year on Food for Life brown rice bread. We really like that bread for toast, not so good in a sandwich. I think I defrosted it and then made the sandwich.

Any other sandwich suggestions that work for lunch?

She's bored of rice cakes and soup so I want to come up with something different for a while.

Bake your own - I use the Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix and it's great. I do substitute about half the water with plain club soda, and brush the top with egg yolk before baking - you also have to let it rise more like 2 hours instead of the hour it says, but it does eventually rise all the way up to the top of the loaf pan, and the club soda gives it a nice airiness.

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We use the kinnikinnick (sp? I will never remember how to spell that, I should just give up now! :D ) white sandwich bread and make cream cheese sandwhiches. Same idea as grilled cheese, just lots o' cream cheese on both sides and smush em' together! Katharine usually ends up peeling it apart and eating the cream cheese first and then the bread, it's actually quite gross to watch the process, but hey she eats it! (very picky eater) Anyway, that is always a good one on the road for us. Also maybe a cold pack with yogurt and fruit for lunch instead of a sandwhich? Although with winter coming that may not be the best option. My mom used to put REALLY hot homemade soup in a thermos for us when I was a kid and it would still be warm when I got to lunch. Also boil a hot dog in the morning and put the boiling water and the dog in the thermos. Put a gluten-free hot dog bun, toasted then cooled and wrapped in aluminum foil and a single packet of ketchup or mustard in, the hot dog will still be hot. Good luck, hope you are successful!

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I have some of the gluten-free pantry mix I've been wanting to try. I don't have a good loaf pan so I might pick one up this weekend and give baking a try. I promised DD some "oreos" this weekend so I'll be in the kitchen figuring that out as well. I'll give the wraps a try as well. I've seen the F4L tortillas at our local store.

She usually has homemade lunchables or soup, but I know she's looking some variety in the form of PB&J! Even if she has to assemble it at lunchtime, having bread at lunch would be just the pick me up she needs so save her from the lunchtime blahs.

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She usually has homemade lunchables or soup, but I know she's looking some variety in the form of PB&J! Even if she has to assemble it at lunchtime, having bread at lunch would be just the pick me up she needs so save her from the lunchtime blahs.

Luke has a PB&J for lunch every single day, day after day. If I try to vary, he's like, Umm, Mom you forgot my sandwich.

So far, we've tried about a 1/2 dozen different kinds of bread (pre-made and homemade) and his favorite for PB&J sandwiches is EnerG Light Tapioca Bread. I order it from Amazon by the 6-loaf case. He also likes cinnamon-sugar toast made from this, and grilled cheese. I personally don't think it's all that great, except for grilled cheese sandwiches. But he likes it, so I get it for him.

I make his lunch the night before. So I toast the bread, put the sandwich together, and everything- then it sits in the fridge all night, and he says it's still good by lunch time.

He's anti-mayonaise and won't eat meat on a sandwich anyways, so I have no idea how well those ingredients would do...

-Sarah

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The only bread I buy any more is Glutino's Fiber Bread. We never ate white bread before going gluten-free, so I was looking for something that was more whole-grainish. I like the taste of this bread, but nutrition-wise, it's not that great, despite the name. When my store runs out of the Fiber Bread, I have purchased the Flax Seed Bread. My kids don't like it quite as much, because of the "dark spots" (flax seeds.)

I'm planning to purchase a bread machine, so that I can experiment and come up with something tasty and more nutritious. I've been using Teff flour in my pancakes and I really like it, so that has me wondering about substituting alternative grain flours in breads recipes too. I'll let you all know if I actually come up with something good.

Rho

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My DD likes the Whole food bread I buy 2 loaves and freeze them then toast them. Also Trader Joes makes a french bread rol which taste a bit like corn bread which is yummy I love it!

Sarh I have been meaning to comment on your little Darth vader what a cute picture! My 5 yr old loves Star Wars and we joke that darth Vader is his hero! LOL We actually just took the kids this weekend to a Star Wars exhibit at a museum and he was in heaven!

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Sarh I have been meaning to comment on your little Darth vader what a cute picture! My 5 yr old loves Star Wars and we joke that darth Vader is his hero! LOL We actually just took the kids this weekend to a Star Wars exhibit at a museum and he was in heaven!

That sounds exactly like my son! He wants to be Darth Vader when he grows up :lol: That pic is from last Halloween. He says he wants to wear it again this year (Woohoo for me!)

-Sarah

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Luke has a PB&J for lunch every single day, day after day. If I try to vary, he's like, Umm, Mom you forgot my sandwich.

So far, we've tried about a 1/2 dozen different kinds of bread (pre-made and homemade) and his favorite for PB&J sandwiches is EnerG Light Tapioca Bread. I order it from Amazon by the 6-loaf case. He also likes cinnamon-sugar toast made from this, and grilled cheese. I personally don't think it's all that great, except for grilled cheese sandwiches. But he likes it, so I get it for him.

I make his lunch the night before. So I toast the bread, put the sandwich together, and everything- then it sits in the fridge all night, and he says it's still good by lunch time.

He's anti-mayonaise and won't eat meat on a sandwich anyways, so I have no idea how well those ingredients would do...

-Sarah

I'll give that a try too! We can get the EnerG breads at our regular grocery store. $6 a pop, but at least to try a few days to get a feel for how she likes it. She really has a hankerin' for PB&J sammiches so I'm going to see if this does the trick.

I need to buy a toaster. We tossed ours when she was dx and never replaced it.

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