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Paleo Lunches

by Penina

Eating out of a bento box automatically makes lunchtime 10 x’s more fun 👏🏻🤗 I’ve been getting requests for take-to-work/school meal ideas, so here’s a couple that will keep you full for hours! 🥪🥚.
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For me, a satisfying lunch has to meet two requirements: sweet + salty ✔️ crunchy + creamy ✔️, and this one checked all the boxes (literally 😆💯). -

#whatsinmybox: (clockwise from top left) 👉🏻 carrots • realphatfoods rosemary keto crackers • zucchini noodles w/ roasted garlic hummus + cherry tomatoes • peanut butter pumpkin blender muffin (recipe a few posts back) • strawberries • arugula • hard boiled egg • ‘unexpected cheddar’ cheese cubes (I buy this cheese at trader joe’s) • roasted almonds 🥜. -
Which would you reach for first?! Happy Wednesday! ❤️🐪
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quick meal on the go! I didn’t have much time (or much in my fridge) to prepare something for lunch. My concern for this meal obviously wasn’t plating lol
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I just wanted to get some protein (eggs🍳) healthy fats (olives) and some micronutrients (zucchini🥒 & kale 🥬)
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a meal that can be eaten cold, and will be enough to satisfy my mid day hunger😋
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sautéed dino kale and zucchini
hard boiled eggs
black olives
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what do you do for quick healthy meals??
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Who says you can’t have guac on your sandwich?! 🤤 ⁣⁣
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Guacamole is good on everything, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to think about putting it on a sandwich! If you’ve never tried this combo, then you need to 👌⁣⁣
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Recipe: ⁣⁣
• Homemade guac: mash 1/2 an avocado and combine with juice from 1/2 a lime, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and salt and pepper. ⁣⁣
• Bread: I’m using raysthevalley gluten-free/paleo/Keto flatbread! It’s literally amazing 🤤⁣⁣
• I put the guacamole on the sandwich as well as turkey, sliced tomato, and romaine lettuce. Simple but flavorful! ⁣⁣
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These Paleo Whole30 Chicken Tenders are a great quick weeknight meal. They have an almond flour coating and are oven baked. So juicy, flavorful, and ready in 30 minutes. Even better dipped in some paleo ranch🤗They are gluten free, dairy free, and so delicious! Clickable link to the recipe is in my profile.
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https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2016/01/21/paleo-whole30-chicken-tenders/
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I make spaghetti squash every week and it’s definitely one of my favorite veggies because it neutral in flavor and has a nice noodle texture. This “recipe” is a how-to on how to cook it. Tips include, easiest way to cut it, how to make long noodles, how to not over cook it, and *most importantly* Instant Pot instructions. The only way I make it now. Clickable link to the guide is in my profile.
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https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2015/04/17/how-to-cook-spaghetti-squash/
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No microwave, no problem! We ditched our microwave years ago, but if we forget to defrost something then it’s instantpotofficial to the rescue! I made this delish #leanandclean approved lunch in less than 30 minutes from frozen-simply pop your frozen chicken breasts (we ❤️ butcher_box) in the instant pot with 1 cup of barebonesbroth for 25 minutes, drain when cooked, then switch to sauté mode and add primalkitchenfoods BBQ sauce. Low Carb BBQ Pulled Chicken Tacos for days! #InstantPotRecipes #EatLikeYourLifeDependsOnIt #LowCarbLunch ...

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When prepping lunches to take to work, I tend to follow a rough guide. I don’t like to reduce food to macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates), however in this case I make an exception as it’s important that your meals contain all three components. If you’re eating a specific way for specific health goals or a diagnosed medical condition - this may not apply to you.
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Ok, on with the guide!
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1 - Protein. Here I’ve used boiled eggs. Pastured meats, wild caught seafood, tempeh, lentils, navy beans, chickpeas, or a good quality protein powder (I recommend myhemple hemp protein or gelatinaustralia collagen) are all good options. If you’re going to eat legumes or grains, I recommend preparing them properly - soak overnight in water before cooking.
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2 - Fat. Avocado, hemp seeds & hemp oil, nuts & seeds, animal meats, fatty fish, cheese, coconut or full-fat Greek yoghurt, butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, olives.
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3 - Carbohydrates. I personally like my carb content to mostly be veggies. Choose above ground leafy veggies as well as starchy ones (pumpkin, sweet & white potato, carrot, parsnips). Wholegrains such as quinoa, buckwheat & rice, lentils and legumes make excellent choices also.
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4 - Flavour town. This can be a delicious dressing, tahini, sauerkraut, pickles, toasted nuts & seeds, pesto, beetroot hummus, kimchi, olives, chilli, lemon juice & the zest, dukkah, choose your own flavour adventure here!
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Then I combine aspects from 1 - 4 depending on my mood & flavour preferences. I prep separate ingredients rather than specific meals so I don’t get bored - which is a very common complaint I hear about not wanting to food prep or take packed lunches to work. This method solves the tastebud boredom!
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I hope this helps with any food prep you might feel inspired to do today 🙏🏻 What are your go-to food prep items to set yourself up for the week?
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These Paleo Whole30 Herbed Pork Chops are on the menu for tomorrow. They also make a great quick weeknight dinner. There’s only 12 minutes of cooking time and the pork stays so juicy. They’re topped with the most delicious herbed butter (ghee) that adds so much flavor. I’ve made these so many times and they never get old. Low carb, low fodmap, and so good. Clickable link to the recipe is in my profile.
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https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2018/04/24/paleo-whole30-pork-chops-herbed-butter/
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It’s no secret that I love a perfectly compartmentalized lunch 💁🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️ But what you may not know is that I also love a good dip. Like crush-an-entire-tub-of-guacamole-in-one-sitting kind of love ❤️😅. The same holds true for TJ’s ‘everything but the bagel’ greek yogurt dip (pictured above)— my latest lunch and snack obsession. Another lunch and snack obsession? harvestnaps veggie crisps 👏🏻🌱. They’re savory, salty, crispy, crunchy and totally addicting — especially when double dunked into...you guessed it: dip!
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#whatsinmybox: (clockwise from left) harvestsnaps black bean crisps + trader joe’s ‘everything but the bagel’ dip •• strawberries •• TJ’s dark chocolate almond butter cup 🍫 •• spiralized cucumber noodles 🥒 + garlic hummus + tomatoes + feta cheese •• hard boiled egg + arugula •• trader joe’s marcona almonds with rosemary.
#HarvestSnaps #partner HarvestSnapsLove.
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What’s your go-to lunch right now? 🥪🥗 Happy almost-Friday!! ❤️🤸‍♀️
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Meal prep these low-carb Almond Chicken Cabbage Wraps for a protein-packed snack you can eat throughout the week.⠀
Ingredients⠀
For Almond Butter Marinade:⠀
• 1/3 cup creamy unsalted almond butter⠀
• 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk, canned⠀
• 2 T coconut aminos⠀
• 1 T toasted sesame oil⠀
For the Honey Dipping Sauce:⠀
• 1/4 cup coconut aminos⠀
• 2 T fresh lime juice⠀
• 2 T honey⠀
For the Chicken Wraps:⠀
• 4 cups water⠀
• 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast⠀
• 1 T avocado oil⠀
• 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion⠀
• 1 cup shredded carrots⠀
• 1 t minced garlic⠀
• 1 t grated ginger⠀
• 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro⠀
• 1/2 cup sliced almonds⠀
• 14 medium napa cabbage leaves⠀
Instructions⠀
1. In two separate mixing bowls, combine the ingredients for the almond butter marinade in one and the honey dipping sauce in another. Set aside.⠀
2. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add in the chicken breasts. Cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Transfer to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Set aside.⠀
3. In a large stockpot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add in the cabbage leaves. Work in two batches, boiling 7 leaves at a time, for about 2 minutes. Drain using a clean kitchen towel and slice off any tough ends of cabbage. Set aside.⠀
4. In a medium skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium heat and add in the onions and carrots. Sauté for 7 minutes, then add in the garlic and ginger. Continue stirring for another 3 minutes, then remove and set aside.⠀
5. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the vegetable mixture, shredded chicken, sliced almonds, and cilantro. Add in the almond butter marinade and stir well to coat.⠀
6. Spoon 1/4 cup of chicken mixture into the center of a cabbage leaf. Roll from the bottom of the leaf, tucking in the sides as you roll. Secure with a toothpick and repeat with the remaining mixtures and cabbage. Serve with honey dipping sauce and enjoy!⠀
#paleo #paleolunch #cabbagewraps #lowcarb #lowcarbrecipes #paleorecipes #healthylunch #healthysnack
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all the colors for lunch today 🌈🌱✨roasted cauli gnocchi, crispyyy balsamic brussel sprouts, turmeric roasted sweet potato, avocado chunks, sliced tomatoes, & a soft-boiled pasture-raised egg 🤗🤗🤗 i roasted these up on sunday so only took a few min to whip up 👌🏼easy & delish!! hope everyone is having a great day 💛 #thefitdelish #feedfeed #realfood #healthylunch #cleaneats ...

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Do you have a go to healthy recipe that you can make in 15 minutes? 🤔You do NOW! This is my secret weapon when I I need dinner in a pitch ➡️HONEY MUSTARD BAKED SALMON!👯 Easy to make, easy clean up and delicious! I serve it with roasted asparagus and sweet potato every time and the kids devour it. Healthy can be easy and taste awesome! 👊🐠For this Recipe go to joyfulhealthyeats and click the LINKIN.BIO or type "honey mustard baked salmon" into your search on google!⁠⠀
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all the ~fall~ veggies this week! kept it simple by just roasting up a ton of veggies, making pulled chicken chicken in the instant pot, and mixing up a quick dressing ! looking forward to a week of roasted veggies bowls & salads! •

butternut squash, sweet potato, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, brussels sprouts & zucchini —> tossed in avocado oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika & oregano & roasted on 400 for 20 min (25 for the cauli)

for the chicken —> 3 chicken breasts, 1 cup of chicken stock, garlic & onion, pepper & herbs de provence spice for 9 min in the instant pot. once cooked, shred with 2 forks & mix w. dressing {1 tbsp tahini, 1/2 tbsp spicy mustard, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar}

planning on tossing the veggies and chicken with baby kale, sunflower seeds & feta for lunches all week with an easy dressing {what I tossed the chicken in + water to thin}
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This Paleo Whole30 Taco Salad is a family favorite and I think you will love it as well. The beef is made in 15 minutes and you can prep the veggies while that cooks. It is flavorful, easy, and healthy! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and low FODMAP. Clickable link to the recipe is in my profile.
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https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2018/09/13/paleo-whole30-taco-salad/
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buffalo cauliflower szn 🔥 thnx fitfoodiefinds for the best buff cauli recipe •

this week’s meal prep: buffalo chicken in the instant pot, buffalo cauliflower roasted in the oven, cauli & sweet potato rice w. greek yogurt ranch for dipping & for a side salad of romaine, cucumber, shredded carrots & 🥑 .
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Eagerly awaiting lunchtime like 🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️ That’s actually me awaiting every meal, but the enthusiasm is extra when I’ve got my meal packed and compartmentalized OCD-style in a bento box 😅😬 Because when it comes to options, the more the merrier 👏🏻🥰.
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And when it comes to dessert, I always reach for it first 🙊(but save a bite or two for last). I also always look for options that are free from hydrogenated fats and contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or bioengineered ingredients 💯Loackerusa chocolate hazelnut wafers (made with real cocoa + hazelnuts in the heart of the Swiss Alps) fits all of the above requirements, but more importantly, they’re DELICIOUS👌🏻☺️. Packed them alongside some favorite savory sidekicks to keep me satisfied till dinner.
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Clockwise from top left: roasted almonds • Loackerusa chocolate hazelnut wafers • arugula + hard boiled egg • chickpea pasta tossed with avocado ranch dressing + arugula • vegetable spring rolls • strawberries.
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GIVEAWAY 🥳You can enter to win your own Loackerusa harvest package by tagging three friends below and telling me what you’re eating for lunch today 🤗 The winner will be announced in my stories later this week. Good luck!! ❤️ #partner #loacker
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Made the tastiest tuna salad with cranberries & walnuts for lunch the other day and going for a round two today because it was that GOOD 🥰🙌🏻. The recipe came courtesy platejoy, my favorite meal planning app, which generates customized weekly menus from its recipe database based on your dietary + lifestyle goals and needs 🍽. It also makes breaking out of meal ruts more easy for this creature-of-habit girl 💁🏼‍♀️ (Who else has the same three lunches on repeat? 😂).
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#whatsinmylunch: (clockwise from Lower right) tuna salad with cranberries & walnuts (recipe on the platejoy app) •• hard boiled egg + arugula •• pita crackers •• chickpea pasta tossed with cashew alfredo •• strawberries •• marcona almonds + chocolate chips •• creamy peanut butter. HAPPY MONDAY! ♥️♥️
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I make this Whole30 Homemade Italian Sausage so often, usually 3 pounds at once and freeze them in thirds in a stasherbag. That way I always have some on hand for quick meals. It’s super simple and flavorful. It’s nice if you can’t find a sugar free version at a store near you or, like me, you can’t have certain ingredients in the store bought kind (garlic and onion). It’s just an easy mixture of spices and you can make patties or ground sausage. Gluten free, sugar free, low carb and low FODMAP. Clickable link to the recipe is in my profile.
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https://www.realfoodwithjessica.com/2018/10/17/paleo-whole30-homemade-italian-sausage/
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