GAPS Snacks and Sack Lunch Ideas



What can I send with my child for lunch?

Once you’re reasonably sure that your child won’t cheat on GAPS, you may wonder how exactly you should pack her lunch box or snack.  My little one did a trial at a special needs preschool this fall and I packed her little snack every day.  At first it was quite a novelty with her teachers, ‘I’ve never had a child bring scrambled eggs for snack before’ but soon it becomes routine.

I also like to have packed lunch available for impromptu trips to the zoo, pool, or for the babysitter to give the kids. My favorite part is that I can clean up the kitchen after breakfast, and it stays tidy until dinner time :)

You can see that I use plastic containers to pack… they’re light, inexpensive, and if they get broken or accidentally thrown away it’s okay.  Plastic is something I compromise on to streamline my life.

Some packable lunch ideas:

  1. Crepes (recipe in the cookbook) with nutbutter or cream cheese
  2. Salmon or tuna salad wrapped in lettuce leaves
  3. Cut up summer sausage (buy here), cheese, and sliced sweet peppers (shown above)
  4. Salmon patties with herbed yogurt or tahini sauce to dip
  5. Stir fry
  6. Cold beet soup with grain free muffins
  7. Hearty white bean chili packed in a thermos and topped with avocado
  8. Chicken pepper poppers with sliced veggies
  9. Jerky and sliced fruit
  10. Cubed lamb roast and peach chutney
  11. Savory yogurt with chicken and avocado
  12. Coconut flour waffles made into sandwiches- this is a great way to use liver pate

See? With a few containers, packing food for your GAPS family can be simple and delicious.  What are your favorite GAPS traveling foods?


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About Cara

Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and helps them stock their freezer for busy days with Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.


  1. Martina says:

    This is SUCH a helpful post! Thank You! My 2 yr old fell ill and tossed me into GAPS with not having even finished reading the book. We are going on two months on the diet and I fear being out of the house at mealtime! I think I can handle it with, a couple of your ideas:)

  2. exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

  3. Be careful with the soy free eggs…. these particular chickens have been fed coco-feed…. just because they are soy free does not been they are allergen free… those of us who are allergic to coconut cannot eat these eggs…. just thought I would pass that along… would not want anyone to get sick.

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