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Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« on: January 18, 2014, 11:28:06 AM »
So one of the things ive been having trouble with is coming up with good lunch ideas. I pretty much eat the same foods in the AM and thats easy for me. And im having a blast making new dinners for myself every night. But I have such a hard time with lunch!
Now I work about 40-45 hours a week, and atleast 4 of the 6 days a week I work, im there during lunch. So I need some recipes that are easy to take to work and ones that can be easily reheated in a microwave (if theyre meant to be hot)

Would love some ideas!!!! I like almost any foods.
Thanks :)

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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 02:12:30 PM »
When I was working on site a lot, I'd make a roast once a week, and take in a big slab of roast and a few baby spinach leaves for lunch.  Add a bit of salt and that's all you need.

Boiled eggs are also good, as is thick cut uncured bacon.


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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 02:22:24 PM »
Awesome!! Thank you...the roast is a great idea!! And I love spinach...use it every day for salads and in my morning omelette.

Ive never really eaten hard boiled eggs...ive never even made them. If I decide to make some...how many do you normally make at a time? And how long do they keep in the fridge?

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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 06:08:30 PM »
I make 10 hard boiled eggs at a time, because that's how many fit in my most convenient pot.  I do use omega 3 eggs to get a better omega 3:6 balance.  If I could figure out how to cook more than one layer without breaking them, I'd cook more.

I don't know how long they last in the refrigerator before going bad, but I do know it's at least a couple of weeks, that being the longest they've lasted before getting used up.  Usually 10 hard boiled eggs get used up within a few days here, as they're such a convenient snack.

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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 08:12:05 PM »
Thank you!! I made 6 tonight to start with to see how quickly i go through them.
Are they just good snacks? Or are they also good WITH something?


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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 03:17:29 AM »
Hard boiled eggs are great cut up in a salad.  :)

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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 01:44:07 PM »
I eat hard boiled eggs by themselves as snacks, and also with greens as part of a meal sometimes.

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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 02:32:16 PM »
Thanks.  Im addicted to them now! Never liked them before. But had one as a snack today and also with my lunch with a little gluten free sriracha sauce (not sure if paleo? A lot of recipes call for it so I bought some and love it!)
I love that I can make a bunch at the beginning of the week and have something that I can just grab as a snack or pack it quickly for a lunch.  :) yumm

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Re: Yummy and easy lunch recipes?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 08:01:43 PM »
Have you tried any crock pot recipes? I take the leftovers with me for lunch or I'll throw together a salad, which is simple and easy.

Crock pot ribs are my fav. Here's the recipe - http://www.myeasypaleomeals.com/2015/01/paleo-dinner-recipes-crock-pot-ribs/

Also go over to Yummly at (www.yummly.com) and search for Paleo lunch. Some of the recipes that come back aren't all the Paleo, but you can make a few substitutions to make it Paleo approved and get ideas to create a variety in the meals that you're eating.