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These gluten-free lunches are the perfect option for school or work lunches on the go! Everything from chili, to sandwiches, and more, these lunches are GF and many are paleo and AIP.


Gluten-Free Lunches on the Go

Lunches on the go can be a challenge when you’re gluten-free, paleo, or AIP. The default of just grabbing a sandwich and calling it a day can be harder, and honestly, just boring! These gluten-free lunch ideas are perfect for mixing it up, adding nutrients, and taking to school or work.

What You’ll Need… 

Food storage

Reheating Lunches

Not all of these lunches require reheating, but here are some options for those that do…

  • Desk crockpot. This was my go-to when I worked in an office! It doesn’t cook food, rather, it reheats at a low temperature as to not overcook it. It’s perfect for soups, but I used to use it to reheat meatballs or chicken with a sauce and vegetables as well.
  • Hot logic oven. This is another great option for reheating lunches!

10 Gluten-free Lunches on the Go Ideas


1.Teriyaki Meatballs

This teriyaki chicken meatball meal prep recipe is great for prepping on the weekend to have lunches or dinners for the week! It’s paleo, whole30, AIP and an all-around healthy lunch option.

teriyaki chicken meal prep bowls

2. Cucumber Tuna Boats

These cucumber tuna salad boats are an easy, healthy and delicious lunch made with cucumber, avocado, tuna, and more. They’re paleo-friendly, AIP, and Whole30.

3. Salad in a Jar

Mason jar salads are an incredibly easy and delicious meal prep idea! It only takes a few minutes to put together a delicious, healthy lunch with veggies, protein, and a delicious dressing.

4. Pizza Taquito Roll-Ups

These gluten-free pizza taquitos are the easiest pizza roll-up you’ll ever make! This version can easily be made dairy-free, paleo, and AIP.

5. Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps

These paleo chicken bacon ranch wraps are a delicious and classic lunch option made paleo, grain-free, and AIP-friendly!

6. Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers

These chicken poppers are gluten-free, paleo, AIP, and egg-free, while still being delicious enough to fool anyone who regularly eats otherwise!

Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers (Paleo, AIP)

7. Pasta Salad

These chicken poppers are gluten-free, paleo, AIP, and egg-free, while still being delicious enough to fool anyone who regularly eats otherwise!

8. Chili in a Cup

This simple idea of soup is a cup can be used with so many different soups and stews!

9. Gluten-free Pizza Bagel (recipe in notes below)

10. Gluten-free Sandwich

This gluten-free sandwich is made with paleo bread, prosciutto, arugula, balsamic vinegar and avocado! I also love to add sliced pear to this sandwich. Find the recipe below.


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Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas On the Go

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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For the GF Pizza Bagel

  • 1 gluten-free bagel (I use the Greater Knead)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce of choice (or nomato sauce)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (sub-dairy-free cheese)
  • 34 mushrooms, sliced
  • Cooked ground beef
  • 2 tsp parsley, chopped

For the GF Sandwich

  • 2 slices paleo or gluten-free bread (I use AWG bakery for paleo bread)
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 34 slices Proscuitto
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced


For the GF Pizza Bagel

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Assemble the bagel by topping with sauce, shredded cheese, mushroom, and cooked ground beef.
  3. Transfer to the preheated oven and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the bagel is soft and the cheese is melted. Serve topped with parsley.

For the GF Sandwich

  1. Lightly toast the bread using your preferred method.
  2. Dress the arugula with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper. Add to the sandwich along with Proscuitto, and avocado. Slice and serve later.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: lunches