A lot of people talk about gluten, but the Box Lunch Lifestyle leveling-up of having a wheat-based food only once each day isn’t about gluten sensitivity. It’s simply a sneaky way to avoid eating high-processed, less nutritious foods at every meal.
It might be easy to find a list of gluten-free foods to add to your shopping list, but it’s a heck of a lot harder to find one of the usually-wheat-based foods that are perfectly wonderful to eat every day. The catch? If you eat them at lunch, make them yourself.
These are some wheat foods you can’t help but trip over in American dining culture:
most pastas, like spaghetti, macaroni, ravioli, and lasagna
most breads, including sandwich buns, dinner rolls, bagels, and biscuits
Here are some others:
There are also sauces and toppings and fried items (e.g., onion rings or anything breaded) made with wheat, but don’t get bogged down in the smaller stuff. A Box Lunch Lifestyle means there’s no reason to deny yourself high-quality delicious bread. But you can do a little better for your body nutritionally than eating toast for breakfast, PB&J for lunch, and pizza for dinner. So mix it up, but enjoy what you eat.