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Gluten Free Lunch Ideas: Hate Them or Love Them?

Do you feel like your new gluten free lifestyle restricts you from enjoying your meals especially lunch?  Personally, I find that lunch helps me power up so that I can do my work productively.  But what if you are required to take the gluten free road?

Unfortunately, there is too little lunch options that you can choose from to enjoy a hearty lunch.  For this reason, the celiac who have not yet adjusted hate them.

Do not worry.  We have ideas that you can use to maintain that healthy yet energy boosting lunch that you so need to get through the rest of the day.  Here they are:

 

1. Spiced Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey sandwich

Ingredients:

Spiced Peanut Butter

  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons honey

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Sandwich

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup spiced peanut butter
  • 2 ounces coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 sliced bananas
  • 12 sli8ces gluten free bread

Procedure:

Spiced Peanut Butter:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk thoroughly.
  2. Store the mixture in an airtight container. Keep it in the refrigerator for 8 weeks.

 

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Sandwich

  1. Place two slices of bread on top of a cutting board.
  2. Smear peanut butter on each of the slices of bread. Set aside one slice.
  3. Place sliced bananas on the slice of bread. Pour honey on the bread and place the other slice of bread on top of it.
  4. Brush coconut oil on top and bottom sides of the sandwich.
  5. Cook sandwich on your stove for about 4 minutes on each side. Make sure that you set stove at medium heat.  Alternatively, you can place sandwich in an electric sandwich maker for 3 ½ minutes to cook sandwich.
  6. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  7. Season sandwich with the newly created mixture.
  8. Cut the sandwich while it is still hot.

Note: those with peanut allergy can substitute with sunflower seed butter.  Alternately, you can use agave nectar instead of honey for a certified vegan lunch.

 

 2. Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 lemon wedges
  • 10 thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 20 thawed large frozen peeled deveined shrimp

Procedure:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Mix basil, black pepper, olive oil, salt, shrimp, red pepper flakes, and zest in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Choose a wide area to lay out the prosciutto. Cut the slices in half lengthwise to get 20 pieces of prosciutto.
  4. Wrap each shrimp with prosciutto but make sure to leave out the tail. Skewer the shrimp.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4. The ingredients will make 4 skewers with 5 shrimps each.
  6. Lightly coat the shrimps with cooking spray and broil for 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Add lemon wedges to your plate and serve while the shrimps are still hot.

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