Easy Peasy Gluten Free Back to School Meal Ideas for Your Family

Hello fabulous women and super parents! Ready for some easy peasy gluten free back to school meal ideas for your family?

As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome back-to-school season, we know that juggling work, family, and a healthy lifestyle can seem like an Olympic sport. But fear not! We’re here with some tasty gluten-free meal ideas that are as nutritious as they are easy to prepare. And, of course, kid-approved!

When it came to raising children, Pegs turned her super powers for organizing her classroom as a special education teacher into an organizational power tool she would use to help her manage her home, especially when it came to meal time! The KIND organizational method, (Kitchen Improvements to Nourish yourself Daily) she used to plan her weekly menus, streamline her 1-time a week grocery and farmers market shop and create simple meals that would feed her family without making her a crazy momma! You too can learn this method either in her lifestyle cookbook, Damn Good Gluten Free, or check out this blog post where she shares some of her ideas how to streamline your every day meal planning and execution! Pegs KIND method helped Pegs and hundreds of her clients gain more free time for themselves and create sanity while having fun cooking themed weeknight meals. No boring same ol’ same ‘ol meals! They were simple, tasty and filled with love!

Create a family dinner time ritual. Harvard actually did a study showing the importance of family dinner time and its ritual. Pegs has been teaching the ritual for family dinner for over 25 years. She believes it was the secret ingredient and foundation for raising 4 healthy daughters who are all friends, love to cook for themselves and their friends and still love to gather around their dinner table with their parents!

So let’s dive right in and see a few of Pegs easy peasy back to school meal ideas for your family that she used in each of her breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Morning Sunshine: Breakfast Made Easy

Creamy Quinoa Porridge: A comforting bowl of quinoa porridge is a perfect start to the day. Add a handful of berries, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of chia seeds for a breakfast that’s nutrient-dense and delicious.

Breakfast Hack tortilla: This genius breakfast tortilla wrap adds so much goodness in the morning breakfast! Loaded with good proteins, fats and carbs, its tasty, quick to make and kids love it!

Gluten-Free Pancakes: Who said pancakes can’t be healthy? Our gluten-free pancakes are protein-packed and guaranteed to keep your little ones full until lunch.

Breakfast cookies: Try our breakfast cookies, they are filled with great protein, beneficial fats and complex carbohydrates without processed sugars. They will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours!

Midday Delights: Lunch Boxes They’ll Love

Best Sandwich Ideas: Our sandwich ideas are a great way to pack in the veggies. Use gluten-free tortillas and pair with a hummus or yogurt-based dip for a fiber-rich, vitamin-filled lunch.

Quinoa Salad: These quinoa salads are both perfect meal-prepped salads that are great to take with you to work, school, or leave in your fridge for when hunger strikes!

Afternoon Bliss: Snacks to Keep Them Going

Veggie Sticks with Nut Butter: This simple and wholesome snack pairs well with any gluten-free nut butter. It’s a great energy booster for the after-school slump.

Blueberry Muffins: Bake a batch of our gluten-free blueberry muffins over the weekend, and you’ll have a grab-and-go snack that the kids will love all week.

Dinner Magic: Quick & Nourishing

Quick and Easy Herbed Chicken: Our herbed chicken is a simple, one-pan meal that’s filling and flavorful.

Crispy Gluten Free Tacos: This Gluten Free Crispy Taco recipe is a family favorite! You can even make them dairy free vegetarian and plant based or paleo!

And there you have it! These are just a just a few ideas to inspire your gluten-free meal planning this back-to-school season. Remember, we’ve got plenty more where that came from.

If you want more tips, recipes, and support for your gluten-free journey, sign up for our newsletter. If you’re ready to take your gluten-free lifestyle to the next level, check out our gluten-free cookbook, our Reset program, or our The How to Go Gluten Free video course program.

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Until next time, here’s to your health!

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