Lunchbox Idea: Gluten Free

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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I really wanted to share this lunch box with you.  Thankyou to reader Gillian sending in a picture of your son’s lunchbox.  Gillian’s son is on a strict diet, he must avoid food colours, additives & preservatives to avoid ADHD. 

Lunchbox contents:

  • Old Time Bakery Gluten Free wraps (from Mrs Flannerys) filled with creamed cheese, sliced chicken, grated carrot, & sprouts.
  • ‘Stickies’ – beetroot, black olives, mushrooms, and cubed chicken.
  • Gluten Free pretzels.
  • Sliced apple

That’s a super healthy lunch box!! 

More Foods Gillian uses:

  • Kumut Bread which has very low-level gluten (costs $6ish per loaf) – I buy the bread from Mrs Flannereys.  Kumut is related to wheat but not an issue for him or me as we are both wheat intolerant.
  • A lot of the stuff I buy is Gluten Free, piklet mix, cake / muffin mix.
  • Bake alot using Rice flours and GF flour mixes.
  • All the numbers and names below can cause Hyperactivity.102 & E102 Tartazine
    104 & E104 Quinoline Yellow
    107 & E107 Yellow 2G
    110 & E110 Sunset yellow FCF (yellow No 6)
    120 & E120 Carmines or Cochineal
    122 & E122 Azorubine, Carmoisine
    123 & E123 Amaranth (red no 2)
    124 & E124 Brilliant Scarlet, Ponceau 4R
    127 & E127 Erythrosine (red No 3)
    E128 Red 2G
    129 & E129 Allura Red AC
    E131 Patent Blue
    132 & E132 Indigotine, Indigo Camine
    133 & E133 Brilliant Blue FCF
    142 & E142 Food Green S
    150 & E150 Caramel
    151 & E151 Brilliant Black BN, Active vegetable carbons
    E154 Brown FK, Kipper Brown, Food Brown
    155 & E155 Brown HT, Chocolate Brown HT
    160(b) & E160(b) Annatto extracts
    E180 Pigment Rubine, Latol rubine200 & E200-203 Sorbic Acid and Sorbates
    210 & E210 Benzoic Acid
    211 & E211 Sodium benzoate
    220 & E220 Sulphur Dioxide
    E228 Potassium hydrogen sulphite, Potassium bisulphite
    250 & E250 Sodium Nitrite
    251 & E251 Sodium Nitrite
    252 & E252 Potassium Nitrite
    280 & 281 & 282 & 283 Propionic acid & propionates319 & E319 Tert-butlhdroquinone
    320 & E320 Butylated hydroquinone
    321 & E321 Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)421 & E421 Mannitol620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625 Glutamates
    627 & E627 Disodium Guanylate951 Aspartame

If you have a lunchbox you would like to share, please email me a photo and description on what’s inside to [email protected]

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Samantha November 2, 2010 - 5:51 PM

any tips on how to keep the apple from browning?

Katrina November 2, 2010 - 9:58 PM

I leave the skin on the apple and cut into pieces. I also use the same Tupperware lunchboxes that Gillian has used in the photo and find the apple only slightly discolour. If it's eaten in the first break it's will be fine.

Kristie Whittaker July 2, 2012 - 11:35 AM

sprinkle slightly with lemon juice or other citrus juice and either leave or use thin paper towel to pat a bit dry … hardly adds any flavour to apple

Tara November 2, 2010 - 6:07 PM

ive just started cutting all those food colourings out of my little boys diet and as soon as i cut 102 out he changed!!

im in shock at how many bad things they put in our food im right on the additive bandwagon!

Katrina November 3, 2010 - 5:40 AM

Absolutley you don't realise until you start reading the ingredients how bad some foods actually are.

rachat de credit November 4, 2010 - 11:55 PM

Find and pick some good things from you and it aids me to solve a problem, thanks.

– Rob

Amanda Jane July 2, 2012 - 5:29 AM

The wraps look good.  I can’t tell you how many different brands I have bought and they just break apart as soon as I try to roll them.  Will head down to Mrs Flannery’s this week

Karen Girdler September 3, 2012 - 7:12 PM

Great to see a gluten free lunchbox. As a mum of 3 gluten and dairy intolerant children lunches are my biggest headache. I also happen to live in central QLD so my choices are limited, thanks for giving me some more ideas.


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