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Old 11-24-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Packable Paleo Lunches?

I'm in my second week of Paleo. I don't weigh myself, but my clothes are looser, my asthma symptoms are down, I feel a lot less sluggish when I wake up, and people are telling me that I just sort of look better. Add in how surprisingly easy it's been for me, and I must say I love Paleo.

I'm a little clueless about lunch, though. My job moves me between a couple locations and last week I was across the street from a place I could get a great spinach salad with a pile of steak on top. This week, not so much. What do those of you who do Paleo do for packing lunches? What reheats well? I'm thinking maybe a meat and veggie stir-fry? Any other ideas?
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

I grill my meat which makes it pretty reheatable. As far as veggies, I keep them raw and chop them up into a salad along w/my fats.

So my salads usually consist of diced cucumbers, tomatoes, boy choy, cilantro, red or green chard, red cabbage, diced avocado and sunflower seeds or almonds. I'll top it off w/some lemon juice and a bit of salt.

The only time I'll cook veggies is when asparagus is on sale. That usually heats up just fine but isn't too bad cold though.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:03 PM   #3
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

I'm in a situation now where I spend most of my day in my car so I feel ya on the packable paleo lunches. I've learned to enjoy cold hamburger patties though. At least you get to heat yours up. lol

But when I do pack a heatable paleo lunch it's generally a piece of meat, a spinach salad, broccoli and almonds. Sometimes an apple gets thrown in there but I rarely eat it.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

this is good for when you're in a hurry to get out of the house. In a ziplock bag throw in one or two peeled hard boiled eggs and a bit of avocado. If you're a bit loose on the paleo you can add some mayo and/or mustard and some salt.

Whenever you're ready to eat, open up a small corner of the bag for air and smash and mix everything up w/your hands inside the bag. Eat it w/a spoon or be a savage and squeeze it out of the corner opening and into your mouth. I prefer the latter
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:42 AM   #5
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

An avocado, a can of tuna and a spoon.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

4oz shredded chicken, avocado and salsa.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:26 AM   #7
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

Some fresh or dried fruit along with good sized handful nuts would be the most portable option.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:33 AM   #8
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

The Starkist tuna bags are great for on the go protein, an apple or a bell pepper, and some almonds moake a great lunch
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #9
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

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The Starkist tuna bags are great for on the go protein, an apple or a bell pepper, and some almonds moake a great lunch
René, be careful with those. Last time I checked the ingredient label on one, there was a bunch of extra chemically stuff in those packages.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:28 AM   #10
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Re: Packable Paleo Lunches?

I use the tuna cups and bags for lunch about twice a week.

Just checked ingredients: Tuna, water, vegetable broth, salt.
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