31 Gluten-Free (and Sugar-Free) Trim Healthy Mama Lunches

I’m working on something really exciting, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys! Would anyone be interested in frugal, gluten-free, Trim Healthy Mama meals? In the $5-$10 price per meal range? I have had to drastically cut grocery costs over the past few months, which has led to some creative cooking…and really great ideas for cheaper meals that fit Trim Healthy Mama and a gluten-free diet. It’s not done yet, but if there’s a lot of interest I hope to have that menu completed by next month. (Update…it’s done! Check out $7 THM Dinners HERE)

31 GF THM Lunches:

While I’m working on that, I thought I’d share my favorite Trim Healthy Mama lunches with you. Here are 31 gluten-free Trim Healthy Mama lunches, with a free printable at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

31 Gluten-Free Trim Healthy Mama Lunches!

(#s 1-6 pictured above)

1. Asparagus, egg, and bacon salad (S) from SkinnyTaste.com

2. Blueberry cheesecake protein shake (FP) from DashingDish.com

(I make sure I go easy on the berries and use the laughing cow wedge option)

3. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza & Breadsticks (S) from MealsandMesses.Blogspot.Com

4. Mason Jar Salads (S or FP, depending on ingredients and dressing) from OrganizeYourselfSkinny.com

5. Trim Healthy Sandwiches (S) from theLaundryMoms.com

6. Pretzel Dogs (E, but please make sure you use a low-fat turkey or chicken dog!) from GwensNest.com; to make a gluten-free corn dog follow the directions at Satisfying Eats.

7. Turkey wraps – Oven roasted turkey with avocado slices, tomato slices, and cheese rolled up – with cut-up veggies on the side. (S) You can also omit avocado and cheese for a (FP)

8. Chicken Salad in Tomato Cups (S) from TasteofHome.com

9. Amazing Cottage Cheese Salad (S – unless you omit olives and olive oil, then it would be FP) **This recipe calls for a seasoning that can be hard to find, but you can make your own with this recipe from Alton Brown**

10. Trim Healthy Waffle Bread Sandwiches (S) from SheriGraham.com

11. Asian Chicken Salad 3 Ways (S, E, or FP) from WorkingatHomeschool.com

12. Joseph’s Pita Pizza (S) (THM book). For GF option, make Fooled Ya Pizza Crust (THM book), OR substitute very thinly sliced chicken breasts for the crust. It sounds weird, but if you make them thin enough you can get a crispy pizza “crust”.

13. Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad (THM book) (E)

14. Quinoa and Chickpea Salad (omit avocado for an E) from SkinnyTaste.com

15. Organic hot dogs with veggie sticks (S)

16. Salad with baked or grilled chicken (S or FP, depending on ingredients)

17. Kid-Approved Cucumber Boats (FP) from WorkingatHomeschool.com

18. Baked sweet potato with 1 tsp butter and Just Like Brown Sugar (E) with lean protein on the side (I usually eat some cubed leftover chicken)

19. Pizza Poppers (S) from RealFoodCarolyn.com

20. Antipasta Platter (S) I usually choose just a few items from FoodNetwork.com to make my plate. My favorite is a few slices of salami, a few slices of cappicolla ham, fresh mozzarella, and a few olives.

21. Taco Bowl (S) from MarksDailyApple.com. I usually use leftovers to make different variations of this if I don’t feel up to making kale chips.

22. Grilled Salmon with mixed baby greens (S)

23. Feta Avocado Chicken Salad (S – omit corn) from ChefinTraining.com

24. Crustless Quiches (S, I substitute almond milk for half-and-half) from KristaandJess.Wordpress.com

25. Avocado Egg Salad (S) SkinnyTaste.com

26. Greek Salad (S) from LaundryMoms.com

27. Creamy Fiesta Wraps (E) on Pinterest (recipe is in the comments)

28. Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta (E) from GlutenFreeWorks.com

29. Caprese Salad with Avocado (S) – I usually add a bit of lean protein like chicken breasts to mine – from ATeaspoonofHappiness.com

30. Low-Carb Tuna Salad (S) from JustaPinch.com **note: This is a single serving recipe, so you’ll need to multiply it if you’re sharing)

31. Greek Quinoa Salad (E) from SkinnyTaste.com **note: To keep this an “E”, I use only 5 kalamata olives sliced thinly instead of 10. That way the fat is reduced, but you still get a little of the olive taste. This is a favorite!

————->31 GF THM Lunches Printable <—————

I know this is avocado-heavy, but hey! It’s that time of year! Just remember that for Trim Healthy Mama, avocados are acceptable in an “S” setting, and at 1/2 an avocado per serving. If you don’t like avocado, you can omit it in every recipe except for the egg salad.

As usual, most of these lunches are Paleo and Candida-diet friendly, too!

One of the greatest things about Trim Healthy Mama is how easy it is to change a meal. For example, if you’re having a veggie salad with lean meat, like chicken breasts, you could add 3/4 of a cup of brown rice to make it an (E). Or, you can add an oil-based dressing, cheese, or other healthy fats to make it an (S).

I have all of the pinnable recipes pinned on my Pinterest board to make it easier, but some of them require tweaks so make sure to check this page for the recipe and modifications, if needed.

If you like this, please share it! This blog is a labor of love that I don’t get paid for, so my “payment” is seeing that people are blessed by this work — I LOVE seeing the “shares” on Facebook and Pinterest! Thank you for coming by!

I also have 31 Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Trim Healthy Mama Snacks,  31 Days of Gluten-Free Trim Healthy Mama Meals for April/May, and more menus and shopping lists!

I’m linking this at Org Junkie’s Meal Plan Mondays , GlutenFreeforJen, and The Answer is Chocolate

12 comments

  1. Amanda W. says:

    Do you realize how awesome you are? lol I have been printing off your 31 day plans and other recipes and you are a lifesaver! I was in such a rut I was scared I wouldn’t be able to do THM anymore but then I came across all this wonderful and I have made some really awesome recipes that have renewed my passion (I am not a creative person). I’m not even gluten free but I am loving all these suggestions. Thanks again! :)

    • Working at Homeschool says:

      Wow that’s so nice of you to say! I’m so glad to hear that I was able to help! I’ve got tons of meal plans to share since I’ve been doing THM for over a year, so I’ll keep posting! I got to goal weight months ago but I still love it. I feel like I’m in a rut sometimes, too, which is why I started searching for extra recipes online instead of just in the book. :)

  2. Caroline G. says:

    Thank you SO much. My dr just told me to go gluten free and I’ve been very reluctant – especially with 3 kids at home. This is a great place to start.

    • Working at Homeschool says:

      Thanks for coming by, and for your comments! I really enjoyed hearing from you. There are tons of Gluten-free recipes available, and I’m always looking for new ones! I’ll keep sharing them as I find them!

  3. Maxime says:

    I can’t see the recipe for creamy wraps… I don’t see it the comments? Can you post it? Or email it to me? :)

      • Belynn Howell says:

        I cannot find the recipe for the creamy wraps either–no comments show up for me & if you click the photo (like you normally would to get a recipe) it just opens up a larger photo…can you double check? Thanks! :)

        • Working at Homeschool says:

          Sure! I can see it, I’m not sure what the problem is, sorry! Here’s the recipe: You’d never guess that there is no fat in this mix!! Eaten alone, this Creamy Fiesta Chicken is a fuel pull. With the wraps, you’ll get a good “E” meal. (This is the THM Pan Bread recipe from the book, but I tweak it with 1 Tbsp Flax Meal and 1-2 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast for a “nutty”, bread-like flavor. You could even add some spice to the basic Pan Bread recipe, and mix it up a bit!) Recipe for Creamy Fiesta Chicken-1 can drained Chicken Breast, sautéed with half of a sliced onion, one sliced Bell Pepper, (I added mushrooms), Diced Tomatoes or a good handful of cherry tomatoes, seasoned with Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, (or use fresh/crushed), Crushed Red Pepper or anything spicy, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Cilantro. Add 1 whole squeezed lime, 1/2 cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt, heat it through, and serve in a wrap or on it’s own.

    • Working at Homeschool says:

      You’d never guess that there is no fat in this mix!! Eaten alone, this Creamy Fiesta Chicken is a fuel pull. With the wraps, you’ll get a good “E” meal. (This is the THM Pan Bread recipe from the book, but I tweak it with 1 Tbsp Flax Meal and 1-2 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast for a “nutty”, bread-like flavor. You could even add some spice to the basic Pan Bread recipe, and mix it up a bit!) Recipe for Creamy Fiesta Chicken-1 can drained Chicken Breast, sautéed with half of a sliced onion, one sliced Bell Pepper, (I added mushrooms), Diced Tomatoes or a good handful of cherry tomatoes, seasoned with Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, (or use fresh/crushed), Crushed Red Pepper or anything spicy, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Cilantro. Add 1 whole squeezed lime, 1/2 cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt, heat it through, and serve in a wrap or on it’s own.

  4. Kelly says:

    This is an incredible site~ you have done SO much leg work and offered it here for free!! Thank you!
    Question about the Pretzel Dogs~ did I miss how you make these GF? They sound great, and so does the bread, but I didn’t see notes about changing to GF.

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