Fat in Cold Lunches?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 01, 2013 at 9:52 AM


I was wondering if anyone has some good advice for fat in cold lunches? I'm allergic to dairy, so butter, ghee, and cream are out. I'm currently living in Japan, where I don't have access to coconut oil, and coconut milk has a bit of preservatives in it here so I limit my consumption of it. Avocados are a little expensive, but I might start buying a few here and there. I'm sticking mainly to animal fats and such, but they have a habit of congealing into little, less-than-appetizing lumps when packed into a lunch eaten when cool. Any good tips from lunch-packers?


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on June 01, 2013
at 10:30 AM

Nuts, but I'd be much more partial to eggs...I'm not a fish guy, I really wish I could be, it would round out my Paleo plate so nicely, but you could probably go with sardines???my FIRST choice though, BACON!

It???s easy to get rid of the excess grease, especially if you let it get pretty dark brown, instead of regular dark brown, place on paper towels, front and back if need be, break them up into smaller pieces, throw the pieces into a baggy and you have yourself bacon chips, which, if you end up doing avocado, make yourself a guacamole which could now be called??? bacon dip.

Couple options anyway.

Good luck!




on June 01, 2013
at 11:50 AM

What about hard boiled eggs? Just eat the yolk if you don't need the protein from the whites.

Nuts and nut butters. You can even make 'fat bread' and bring a slice or two with you. http://cookingcaveman.tumblr.com/post/25506028957/the-paleo-bread-search-is-officially-over

Or maybe muffins with almond flour?

Meats such as salami, chorizo, pepperoni.

A container of olives.

Roast some chicken legs and eat them cold.


This site has some good suggestions.


on June 02, 2013
at 01:51 AM

Try using a thermos. I send hot food for my daughter for lunch. It's in the thermos from 7:45 until noon and she tells me that it is still warm.



on June 02, 2013
at 03:04 PM

Mayonnaise as a condiment or as a binder (eg chicken salad, egg salad, etc). I would make my own as mayo in Japan tends to be loaded with sugar and PUFAs.



on June 02, 2013
at 02:35 AM

I agree with the thermos recommendation. i'm in the hospital a lot and never eat the food they give me. I have my parents bring in food in the morning for me to eat for lunch and dinner. they've brought in meatloaf and chicken wings that have stayed WARM til lunchtime. dinnertime, soup stays warm, but actual food items to get a bit cold.


on June 02, 2013
at 01:15 AM

I don't know if you have bacon or anything similar to it, but I find bacon refreshing when eaten cold, its kind of tasty when the fat melts on your tongue.



on June 01, 2013
at 02:51 PM

Avocado probably hard to come by in Japan

How about oily fish, or olive oil

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