Friday, May 25, 2012

Six Easy Gluten Free Lunch Ideas

Sometimes it's hard to think of something to eat for lunch, especially when it needs to be gluten free.

 The other day, I invited my mother in law over last minute and had to think of something fast.
 It was a warm day, and we wanted something light.  In 20 minutes, I threw this beautiful platter together and we  ( my husband too) enjoyed some laughter and conversation along with these naturally gluten free and vegetarian goodies. It was really tasty and healthy with a Mediterranean flair .

Gluten Free Lunch platter
Fresh mozzarella, Jicama, red onion, guacamole, eggs, humus, and tomatoes sprinkled
with spices. 
The platter consisted of  a Capese ring of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a little chopped red onion sprinkled with salt less seasoning and cumin and drizzled with a little olive oil. The center is jicama slices ( which contain a substance to stimulate with weight loss).  The first little bowl held my fastest ever guacamole, while the other bowl held some store bought garlicky humus. I garnished the center with  hard boiled eggs that I always have ready in my refrigerator. In addition, ( but not shown) , I also made a red cabbage and carrot coleslaw ,and we were delightfully happy.
 Continue to read for 5 more ideas. 

1 package of  fresh mozzarella, sliced
2 large red slicing tomatoes, sliced
1/2 red onion , diced
Olive oil
Cumin, Trader Joe's salt free spice mix ( 21 Salute)
1 small jicama, sliced
3 hard boiled eggs, sliced in half 

Fastest ever guacamole
1 avocado, cut and mashed
juice of 1 lime, fresh squeezed
1/2 cup tomato, chopped ( optional)

5 More lunch ideas: 

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  1. We love eating the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes in our house. I cant wait until the tomatoes in our backyard will be ripe. There is nothing like it. I also serve it with grilled zucchini, asparagus and peppers. This make for a beautiful platter.

    1. Katrin,
      You are so right about ripe tomatoes from the yard,I only grow cherry tomatoes on my deck , but we get hundreds and devour them. and I love your idea of serving grilled vegetables with the caprese salad.

  2. Judee, this platter looks so darn delicious and beautiful!!!! It reminds me of an antipasto platter my mother would make, she always added quartered hard boiled eggs to it. I am going to check out your slaw now. Have a great weekend. xo

  3. I have got to buy some jicama, I do enjoy eating it, but I always forget to buy it. Thanks for the tip that it aids in weight loss, too. xo

  4. What a fun lunch idea!

    Thanks for linking up at Mealtime Monday!

  5. What an easy, quick recipe that is healthy and tasty! I usually revert to the same veggie or fruit tray with dip when people visit. This would be something different and unique!
    I would like to invite you to share your recipe link in our recipe carnival this week. It is open until midnight Wed. Hope to see you there ☺

    1. I've wasn't aware of your carnival. Thanks for the invite.

    2. Judee, I always feel a little funny posting an invite on someone's comment section, but how else do you let people know what you are doing, right? At any rate, I hope I didn't offend anyone.
      We popped back in here so that my son could see your recipe. He saw your link and asked what it was. I brought him here. His reply? "Cool mom, when can you make it? It sounds great!"
      Thanks for sharing ☺

  6. I love your blog and will add it to my blog roll. It is perfect for my new lifestyle direction toward healthier eating. I cannot wait to try some of your recipes! Please stop by my blog and say hello!

  7. This is great! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  8. Judee,
    This is a lovely presentation for a great lunch. We would really enjoy this dish. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Thanks again for sharing your healthy recipes on foodie friday.

  10. What fabulous lunch ideas! I am always looking for inspiration to feed my hungry kids :)

  11. This is a beautiful platter, Judee. Great job for a quick meal. It's a nice thing to enjoy on a hot summer evening when I don't want to cook. Thank you for linking this week.


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