Category Archives: Lazy Day Lunches

In the mood for something quick and easy? Whip up these gluten free lunches when your short for time!

One frozen lunch thats not too bad…

Gluten Free, Nut Free

Typically I will take the time to make myself a healthy lunch to bring to work. But of course there are always those days that I am rushing out the door and just don’t have time to prepare something nutritious. Today was one of those busy mornings, and lucky for me I plan ahead and keep my freezer stocked with some gluten free frozen meals that I can take with I’m strapped for time. Today I tried Garden Lites Roasted Vegetable Souffle for the first time. I have to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Taste/ Texture/Appeal: Although I think I would have preferred to bake the souffle in the oven, I was at work and stuck with only a microwave so it was a little soggier than I had hoped. However, it looked really yummy (nice and brown on top!), and it tasted pretty good! The only thing I would change is the hint of sweetness from the sugar, which to me didn’t seem necessary. But I love the taste of veggies! So maybe that’s why!

Nutrition: I loved the fact that this product is all natural, containing only carrots, spinach, broccoli, egg whites, potato, zucchini, red peppers, corn starch, eggs, rice flour, and natural spices. One souffle only has 140 calories. its low fat, has 9 grams of protein, and is loaded with vitamin A. The only thing that would make this product healthier is if there was less sodium and a little less sugar.

What’s your typical “go to” meal when your in a hurry?

Gluten Free

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Wrapping it up with Rice Paper

So my rice paper wrapping skills clearly need some work, but I really enjoyed using them for the first time yesterday. Rice paper is most commonly used to make vegetable spring rolls. However, you really can fill them with almost anything you have in the fridge! Yesterday I made a nice light lunch filling my wraps with tuna, kale, celery, carrots, and yellow bell peppers. It was delish!

For tips on how to wrap these check out this video-
Easy Rice Paper Wrap

Gluten Free

So just to note- I love tuna, but I am not a big fan of mayo. Instead of mixing my tuna with mayonnaise, I like to use 2 tbsp. of plain Greek yogurt (LOVE Oikos!), and 1 tbsp. of mustard. Not only is this substitute a much healthier option, I think it adds more flavor!

Ingredients

1 can of tuna (in water)

2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt

1tbsp. mustard

Rice paper wraps

Kale

Celery, julienned

Carrots, julienned

Bell Pepper, julienned

Directions

1) Mix tuna, yogurt, and mustard.

2) Prepare rice paper wraps according to package directions.

3) Fill rice paper wraps with tuna and vegetables.

4) Wrap and enjoy!!

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