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Egg Muffins vs. Salad for Lunch

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM

So over the lest couple weeks of doing this whole Paleo thing, I've made an observation.. When I eat a decent breakfast (like 2 of these egg muffins), and have a salad for lunch I still feel ravenous throughout the day. However, eating 2 muffins for breakfast, and 2 for lunch leaves me much more satiated than the salad.

I'm worried that just eating the muffins isn't providing me with enough veggies. When I have a salad, it's usually some leftover protein (chicken, or whatever), a small amount of onion/peppers/carrots/etc, and a bunch of baby spinach or romaine lettuce.

Is the salad enough? Should I just stick with the muffins and make up for the veggies later?

I'm afraid if I keep starving at work, I'm going to grab something "bad" to much on, and I really don't want to!

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on March 21, 2012
at 10:37 PM

A great option is a pork chop cut up, with a selection of vegetable hash (heat up well or eaten cold). Steak cut up, mustard to dip.Pre-cooked bacon. Or even a nice cold sweet potato-beef salad or if your low-carb omit sweet potatoes or use squash (hard boiled eggs, ground beef, celery, sugar-free pickles, homemade mayonnaise, paprika, salt/pepper and cayenne pepper. Super filling. Also ground meat stirfrys. Batch cook at the beginning of the week. Fatty stews especially.

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:52 PM

@ Ellie, just bring meat that you've already cooked (leftover chicken thighs, pork chop sliced up, shredded beef, sausage etc). I don't even microwave it usually, because there is only 1 microwave on my campus so the line up is huge. Just put it in a well sealed container, and eat it alongside your salad. Works well!

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:34 PM

What would be a good solution for that while at work? I have access to a mini-fridge (I'm really the only one that uses it, lol) and a microwave, but that's it.

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at 06:33 PM

I have eaten them cold once, but I prefer them heated. I usually pop them in the microwave for 2 mins or so, when I'm at work

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1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

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on March 21, 2012
at 05:54 PM

A big part of paleo is eating to satiety, so if you're starving, there are changes to be made. If you want to keep the salad, add more protein and fat to it (bigger portions of proteins + avocado or olive oil) to keep you full. Or you could throw a bag of frozen veggies in with the egg muffins and throw it in the microwave at work.

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Clearly, you need fat! Skip the salad or have it along side a steak, pork chop, tbone etc....

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 21, 2012
at 06:52 PM

@ Ellie, just bring meat that you've already cooked (leftover chicken thighs, pork chop sliced up, shredded beef, sausage etc). I don't even microwave it usually, because there is only 1 microwave on my campus so the line up is huge. Just put it in a well sealed container, and eat it alongside your salad. Works well!

65bba2aa1de77b31c373c1a390c43ca8

(423)

on March 21, 2012
at 06:34 PM

What would be a good solution for that while at work? I have access to a mini-fridge (I'm really the only one that uses it, lol) and a microwave, but that's it.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on March 21, 2012
at 10:37 PM

A great option is a pork chop cut up, with a selection of vegetable hash (heat up well or eaten cold). Steak cut up, mustard to dip.Pre-cooked bacon. Or even a nice cold sweet potato-beef salad or if your low-carb omit sweet potatoes or use squash (hard boiled eggs, ground beef, celery, sugar-free pickles, homemade mayonnaise, paprika, salt/pepper and cayenne pepper. Super filling. Also ground meat stirfrys. Batch cook at the beginning of the week. Fatty stews especially.

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Do you heat the egg muffins up before you eat them? I know that is random, but there was a study done and people fell more satiated when they had a hot meal than a cold meal. Could you add maybe a small veggie/beef broth soup to your meal and maybe you would feel a little more full without a lot of extra calories? Just an idea.

65bba2aa1de77b31c373c1a390c43ca8

(423)

on March 21, 2012
at 06:33 PM

I have eaten them cold once, but I prefer them heated. I usually pop them in the microwave for 2 mins or so, when I'm at work

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