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Turkey Tortilla Roll-ups for a Gluten-free Lunch

Trying to pack a lunch is hard enough as it is, but making it gluten-free is even harder.  When my hubby and I take a trip together, I’ll often pack a lunch since that’s usually more dependable than hoping to find something gluten-free for me “on the road.”  (That most likely means I’ll be having something like a bag of tortilla chips and a bag of peanuts from the vending machine.)  Let me tell you that I’m not satisfied by that while smelling my husband’s hamburger and fries!   

 I’ve learned that when I do fix myself a lunch, I’d better fix double, though, because I’ll end up sharing it with that same guy who’d otherwise be ordering a full day’s worth of calories at the drive-up.  Here’s a combination for a gluten-free lunch that might need to be doubled to satisfy everyone in the car.

 Turkey Tortilla Roll-ups for a Gluten-free Lunch


4 Corn Tortillas, 8″

4 tablespoons Light Cream Cheese, garlic or herb, softened

8 Ounces Turkey Slices

1/2 Cup Green Onions, chopped

1/2 Cup Shredded Lettuce

1/2 Cup Tomato, chopped


Soften the cream cheese; spread 1 tablespoon on each tortilla.  Spread onion and other vegetables over cream cheese; top with slices of turkey.  Roll up tightly; secure with picks or pack snugly in a plastic container.

A few Go-Withs: 

Seedless grapes

Cheese cubes

Broccoli florets

Carrot sticks


Glutino Pretzel Sticks

Dried mango slices

Blue Diamond Natural Pecan Nut-Thins Nut & Rice Crackers

Apple slices

If you’re wondering about how to pack all that in a quick-to-load, easy-to-carry lunch bag, check out Heidi Kelly’s review at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom where she investigates the Easy Lunchbox System.  If you look at it before March 29, 2010, you can also enter her drawing for a free lunchbox and container set from Easy Lunchbox System.