Just 2 days of packing a gluten free lunchbox for elodie and I was needing some inspiration! With an hour or two to kill at the shops while the twins were at school and little miss at preschool I had the chance to go and look for some new books. And I love when you find something a bit different and full of new recipes to try. And I should point out that it’s a rare treat to get an hour or two to kill at the shops….emerson and I had a great time!
Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love is full of gluten free recipes for kids lunches – and I think adults too. Recipes are divided into a few sections. Pita pockets has some great and different pita bread fillings with a recipe at the end of the section to make your own gluten free pita bread. This is great because it also helps me get away from bread with preservatives and if you’ve bought gluten free bread then you know it isn’t cheap so making your own will also be budget friendly too. Some recipes are egg salad pitas, turkey sloppy joes, Hello kitty roll (salmon, cucumber and a green spread), chicki – yaki (chicken teriyaki with cucumber cream cheese).
Chapter 2 is all about tacos and tortillas with a great gluten free tortilla recipe at the end of the section. Recipes include chinese chicken rolls, fish stix tacos with home made fish sticks, crispy chicken fingers with apples, chicken fajitas, vegie and cheese quesadillas with green slime (recipe for a number of spreads and fillings are at the back of the book using avocado and other natural ingredients).
Chapter 3 is about rolls like sweet and sour chicken wraps using sushi wrappers or some wrappers from america made using fruit or vegetable. They are called origami and gem wraps and I can’t see a similar aussie substitute but let me know if you know of one otherwise I”ll just be using nori which my kids love anyway. The cutest is this caterpillar roll which is a cucumber and avocado inside out sushi roll.
Chapter 5 is about onigiris and some rice sandwiches and great pictures for making your own rice balls. Chapter 6 is called sidekicks and snacks and recipes include cucumber boats, crispy rice noodles, sweet potato crisps, tempura seaweed chips and crispy zucchini chips. And Chapter 7 is dips and spreads and some great ones are cauliflower dip with broccoli bites, green cashew aioli, avocado butter, carrot cream cheese and a fresh tomato ketchup just to give you an idea
So as you can see its all about something different and it had to come home with me. I’ve seen it on amazon and I picked up my copy from dymocks for $25. So look out – next week elodie’s lunchboxes are about to get a whole lot more exciting and I’m itching to make my own pita breads for the whole family.