Bag Boring Lunches

Instead try these heartier versions you — and your kids — will love

Back-to-school season is the time for adjusting to new schedules and terribly busy weeknights. Often, we resort to a routine that is out of convenience, as packing lunch for the kids and for yourself is a monotonous endeavor. It doesn’t have to be boring! These recipes will surely bring out the big kid in all of us. Let’s spice up the brown bag, shall we? All the dishes are easy to make ahead of time and packed with some great autumn flavors.

Curry Chicken Salad

gluten-free chicken salad






Grilled Pesto Veggie Blast

gluten-free veggie









Shrimp Salad

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BAT Club—Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Club

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Laura Hahn, author of the cookbook Around the World One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at