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Lunch/Meal ideas!!!

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Created October 12, 2012 at 5:10 AM

What do you all bring for lunch to work? Don't just say leftovers, give some examples of what kind of leftovers you bring, and has anyone ever commented on the food you bring? What are some snacks you take? When do you prepare these things(night before or the day of), and if you don't bring food to work, what do you buy?

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on October 18, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I heat it in a microwave, except when I have liver pate - then it's cold with raw carrots. I considered also heating it before work and using a LunchBot (http://amzn.com/B005E4VIO4) or lunch jar (http://amzn.com/B000246GSE) to keep it warm. Or, a mini-crockpot (http://amzn.com/B006H5V8QW) and warm it at work w/o microwave. Haven't tried those yet, though, and nutrients seem preserved (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/12/do-microwaves-destroy-flavonoids)

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on October 17, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Do you eat it cold? Heat up in microwave?

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on October 14, 2012
at 04:15 AM

I get mine at Vitamin Cottage but I've also seen it at Whole Foods and Sunflower Market and Sprouts. They have great horseradish.

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on October 13, 2012
at 04:39 PM

i keep hearing about bubbie's. where can i get this?

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 13, 2012
at 04:38 PM

i also do this with meatloaf. it's great for nights when i don't feel like cooking.

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on October 12, 2012
at 02:05 PM

LOL, I love the "Brussel Sprouts (not sure of US equiv)". We call them Brussel Sprouts, too

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Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9

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on October 12, 2012
at 12:26 PM

What do you all bring for lunch to work? Don't just say leftovers, give some examples of what kind of leftovers you bring

Commonly slow cooker beef roast and whole chicken, ground beef/turkey/chicken with tomato sauce or seasoning like taco or patties or chili, beef liver/pate/pate, pork chops. Add starch like sweet potatoes or potatoes. Add veggies like carrots, celery, onions, squash, brocolli - a variety.

and has anyone ever commented on the food you bring?

All the time. "Looks good", "smells good", "I'll pay you to cook my lunches", "ew, liver!", "ruined it with the sardines", "RAW egg yokes!?".

What are some snacks you take?

Fruit paired with a low PUFA fat. Usually berries or banana with macadamia nuts or dark chocolate or cheese or yogurt.

When do you prepare these things(night before or the day of)

On the weekend and freeze them in individual meal servings and move to fridge a day or two before hand to have ready to grab.

if you don't bring food to work, what do you buy?

I always bring food to work. On the rare occassion there's a work paid outing, I usually do the best I can and have meat, potatoes, veggies typically minimizing sauces/dressings. Nothing deep fried. Salads are okay with lemon wedge instead of dressing, but this can be too low calorie and doesn't have starch (which I like).

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on October 17, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Do you eat it cold? Heat up in microwave?

Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9

(1211)

on October 18, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I heat it in a microwave, except when I have liver pate - then it's cold with raw carrots. I considered also heating it before work and using a LunchBot (http://amzn.com/B005E4VIO4) or lunch jar (http://amzn.com/B000246GSE) to keep it warm. Or, a mini-crockpot (http://amzn.com/B006H5V8QW) and warm it at work w/o microwave. Haven't tried those yet, though, and nutrients seem preserved (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/12/do-microwaves-destroy-flavonoids)

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 12, 2012
at 03:50 PM

Not sure if you have access to a microwave. I always prepare the night before something like these...

  1. Individually frozen pate servings in zip lock baggies. I let thaw and eat with celery, cucumber or with a spoon.
  2. Hot dogs and Bubbie's sauerkraut.
  3. Bone broth in little Ball canning jars.
  4. A grass fed beef patty fried in coconut oil the night before. I heat up and wrap in lettuce with a little tomato, some horseradish and a little onion and mustard.
  5. Sometimes I just bring an entire rib-eye...heat slightly and eat with my hands at my desk.
  6. A can of smoked oysters in olive oil.
  7. Rare roast beef (CAFO but you can get other if you want.) wrapped around some raw horseradish with a tiny bit of cream cheese or grass fed butter. Sometimes I wrap it around my pate. THAT is delish.
  8. Wild caught canned salmon with butter or creamcheese mushed in.
  9. Ground beef taco meat and sour cream.
  10. Bulletproof coffee

If I need to GET lunch I get a

  1. Qdoba salad with double meat.
  2. Jimmy John's Turkey sandwich wrapped in lettuce instead of bread.
  3. Sushi

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 14, 2012
at 04:15 AM

I get mine at Vitamin Cottage but I've also seen it at Whole Foods and Sunflower Market and Sprouts. They have great horseradish.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:39 PM

i keep hearing about bubbie's. where can i get this?

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on October 12, 2012
at 06:41 AM

It's usually my left over roasts and whatever veg or fruit I haven't eaten yet at the farmer's market. Never make a fresh lunch the day, always from the night before. I also usually have leftovers at work too and try to stock up the staff fridge with veg, half a chicken, some goat cheese and coconut water. But I'm always mixing it up. Fruit has been my go to snack at work lately and I've been feeling the need to go probiotic with goat and bleu cheeses.

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on October 12, 2012
at 05:37 AM

Morning tea: Beef mince (ground beef) stir-fry (hash) with Onion, Mushroom, capsicum (pepper) Brussel Sprouts (not sure of US equiv), Asparagus (sometimes cooked in butter)

Lunch: Meatloaf with Onion, mushroom, and zucchini

Afternoon tea: Chicken Salad, (Chicken cooked in 2 Tbs coconut oil) leafy salad mix, broccoli, carrot, tomato and avocado. No need for dressing as the excess coconut oil is poured over the salad once the chicken is cooked.

I make my meatloaf on the weekend and cut it up into portions put in zip-lock bags and put in the freezer. I also make the stir-fry and salad the night before.

I eat like a horse but I train like a demon :)

57bef671ea7e05631c9fa56f708bcaa9

(258)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:05 PM

LOL, I love the "Brussel Sprouts (not sure of US equiv)". We call them Brussel Sprouts, too

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:38 PM

i also do this with meatloaf. it's great for nights when i don't feel like cooking.

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on March 20, 2013
at 07:59 PM

Are potatoes paleo?

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on October 12, 2012
at 07:02 PM

I rotate through three types of lunches with slight variation:

1) A veggie/meat stew - last one I hade consisted of shrimp, chicken, fish, zucchini, tomatoes, cauliflower and tomatoes. I make the stew on the weekend and then can dish out easily for lunch. Great for busy weeks!

2) Giant salad- I make the night before, load it with veggies, meat and perhaps some gogi berries and blue cheese.

3) Frozen bag of veggies + meat(usually the result of a leftover dinner)

Snacks(I bring a couple at the beginning of the week then eat when I need something extra)

hardboiled egg

cherry tomatoes

avocado

apple with 1 T almond butter

seasonal fruit

whole milk or yogurt(only eat these if I find myself really hungry)

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