Lunch can be a tricky meal if you are gluten intolerant. While most of the lunching world is happily eating a sandwich, you must avoid bread because it’s made from wheat which contains gluten. In fact, it’s gluten that holds bread together. So, no gluten means no bread. Yes, there are gluten-free breads available but they can be expensive and some of them don’t taste that great either.
Being mildly gluten intolerant myself, I feel your pain. For years, I ate bread for lunch and then spent every afternoon feeling bloated. But, like a lot of people, I wasn’t sure what else to have for my midday meal so I suffered the bloat and ate bread anyway.
One day, I decided enough was enough and it was time to make my lunch gluten-free and boy, am I glad I did. Giving up bread might not be easy but if you are sensitive to gluten, skipping your daily bread fix can make all the difference to how you look and feel.
Here are five of my favorite gluten free lunches – though these meals also make great light dinners too.