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This is my 1st time to post.I am slow at learning how to post.

My two grandaughters ages 2 and 4 have celiac. I have been newly diagnosed. My main problem is this.

I am not a lunch skipper, I just eat on the go. I don't want to give much thought to it. My regular lunch consists of a quick sandwich and chips. I don't even sit down to eat. I eat large breakfasts, which used to contain 2 to 3 pieces of raisin bread.

I would like any info that can keep me on the go on my new celiac diet. I need your help with menus that are easy for lunches. That is the only delima I am having

HELP

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Welcome!

Until you find a purchased gluten-free bread that you like or start baking your own, you can use a low carb dieters trick and wrap your sandwich fillings or burger fixin's in a large leaf of lettuce-works better with the leaf lettuce not iceberg, although other things like taco meat or sloppy joe meat can be put in iceberg lettuce cups. Hard boiled eggs, gluten-free brands of fruit and nut bars(Larabar, KIND, Glutino) and yogurt(we like Fage Greek Yogurt) are easy, portable additions any time of day. Lay Staxx chips are gluten-free manufactured on equipment that is used only for gluten-free products. Not all yogurts are gluten-free but some store brands will use the words gluten-free on the labels so look in your local market. There are some raisin rolls available-a bit crumbly but good flavor and overall texture-Gillian's is the brand name.

Here are some breakfast ideas.

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...c=60263&hl=

Here are some lunch ideas.

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=59866

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I broke down and started making my own bread. The easiest I've found so far is Whole Foods brand Sandwich Bread mix. It's soft, holds up well, and super easy to make, and doesn't require a loan to purchase :lol: (somewhere around $3.99 as opposed to $5 or 6.99)

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I lived on bread prior being gluten free. I have tried several types of bread and dislike don't like them. I find using a lettuce wrap the best for me when I'm eating at home and I have found a lot of places that will do that for me.

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I eat Lay's chips. Not much of a sandwhich eater, but occasionally make them using corn totillas in place of bread. Can also stuff them with eggs, sausage, ect. for breakfast. And they are dirt cheap!

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Welcome!

Until you find a purchased gluten-free bread that you like or start baking your own, you can use a low carb dieters trick and wrap your sandwich fillings or burger fixin's in a large leaf of lettuce-works better with the leaf lettuce not iceberg, although other things like taco meat or sloppy joe meat can be put in iceberg lettuce cups. Hard boiled eggs, gluten-free brands of fruit and nut bars(Larabar, KIND, Glutino) and yogurt(we like Fage Greek Yogurt) are easy, portable additions any time of day. Lay Staxx chips are gluten-free manufactured on equipment that is used only for gluten-free products. Not all yogurts are gluten-free but some store brands will use the words gluten-free on the labels so look in your local market. There are some raisin rolls available-a bit crumbly but good flavor and overall texture-Gillian's is the brand name.

Here are some breakfast ideas.

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...c=60263&hl=

Here are some lunch ideas.

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=59866

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I was using corn tortillas also and they're good. Now, I'm eating less grains overall so I just take lunchmeat and spread it with cream cheese then wrap it up. Roll ups are yummy!

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I've always been a big bread eater too, and I've replaced bread with rice cakes. If I have to eat on the go, I would pack a cooler of egg salad, or tuna salad, or chicken salad, a couple of rice cakes, some raw carrots and celery, grapes and other fresh fruits, and maybe some walnuts to snack on. Fruits and raw veggies pack easy, and if you can handle dairy, yogurt and cheese are easy to pack too.

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I vote for lettuce wraps. I do the lettuce wrap lunch ALL THE TIME. I love to fill them with sauteed veggies or hardboiled eggs, egg salad, deli meat, chicken breast, tuna, etc etc. I make a few hard boiled eggs at a time, that way I can just pop them in my mouth each morning or quickly make egg salad. As mentioned already, ice berg lettuce doesn't wrap so well. I use romaine.

I"ve recently started in on corn tortillas. Took me awhile to find some that were pure corn but some folks on this board pointed me in the right direction. They work very well also. Check out La Tortilla Factory.

Also, if I want some crunch I like to eat something called corn tostadas. Very good! I break them up and add the bits to salad or I just eat them plain. I think they'd be great with cream cheese spread on them (but I can't tolerate lactose). I think you would like them with cream cheese, maybe some green onion. mmmmm. I get mine from a specialty food store, the brand is Sanissimo

Finally, I find it's good to have some trail mix on hand. I make my own, but you can buy gluten free versions pre-made. It's wicked fast.

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I vote for lettuce wraps. I do the lettuce wrap lunch ALL THE TIME. I love to fill them with sauteed veggies or hardboiled eggs, egg salad, deli meat, chicken breast, tuna, etc etc. I make a few hard boiled eggs at a time, that way I can just pop them in my mouth each morning or quickly make egg salad. As mentioned already, ice berg lettuce doesn't wrap so well. I use romaine.

I"ve recently started in on corn tortillas. Took me awhile to find some that were pure corn but some folks on this board pointed me in the right direction. They work very well also. Check out La Tortilla Factory.

Also, if I want some crunch I like to eat something called corn tostadas. Very good! I break them up and add the bits to salad or I just eat them plain. I think they'd be great with cream cheese spread on them (but I can't tolerate lactose). I think you would like them with cream cheese, maybe some green onion. mmmmm. I get mine from a specialty food store, the brand is Sanissimo

Finally, I find it's good to have some trail mix on hand. I make my own, but you can buy gluten free versions pre-made. It's wicked fast.

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