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Recommendations for easy but high caloric (protein/fat) lunches?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 10, 2012 at 4:50 AM

I thrive on fat/protein and really notice the difference when I have to sit/work for several hours after lunch. Greater concentration, energy etc...

With that in mind, does anyone have recommendations for meals that are also easily prepared and reheatable in the microwave? I do a few of things but it's really getting boring: steak, fish, rice, organic canned soup, sometimes a salad. I notice most of this is protein and carbs so I could definitely use more fats.

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Salads are amazing - endlessly variable. Yesterday mine was bibb lettuce, watercress and swiss chard with sweet onions, shredded carrots, avocado, tomato and leftover baked salmon. Added olive oil and balsamic. There's no need to eat the same salad twice if you don't want to. Look up Thai beef salad for a really delicious treat.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9sthYbL_O0

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Sounds great! Yum, yum!!!

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on June 10, 2012
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Salad is great for lunch. Throw 4-6 oz of protein (high fat - Chicken thigh, turkey thigh, salmon (canned), sardines) on a couple cups of kale, bell peppers, broccolli, then use a tbsp or 2 of olive or flax seed oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, and some avocado and youve got a delicious high protein high fat meal

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on June 10, 2012
at 06:40 AM

Sounds great! Yum, yum!!!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Salads are amazing - endlessly variable. Yesterday mine was bibb lettuce, watercress and swiss chard with sweet onions, shredded carrots, avocado, tomato and leftover baked salmon. Added olive oil and balsamic. There's no need to eat the same salad twice if you don't want to. Look up Thai beef salad for a really delicious treat.

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on June 10, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Fat-tastical chilli is my go to. Put a big scoop of bacon grease in the pot and cook your fresh chilies, garlic, onions in that (I usually leave out the onions and garlic and use bell peppers and ginger, but that's just cause I have issues with too much onions and garlic. If I could eat them all I wanted, I would use them) Then add the water/broth and tomatoes, ground chilies, cumin, salt, etc. and put your fatty ground beef in there raw whithout browning it. It'll be tender and all the delicious fat stays in the chilli! Garnish with cilantro if you like (I do!). For more fatty goodness, eat with an avocado!

Make a big pot on the weekend and it'll last all week for lunch and it only gets better as the days go by. But be warned, you'll drive your co-workers crazy with envy when you're eating this while they're eating their lean cuisines and cafe sandwiches. This happens to me.

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Oily fish + salad. Smoked mackerel is my fish of choice (easily available in the UK - not sure where you are?). The lunch salad I make with that (with an olive oil + balsamic dressing) comes in at just under 600 cals. Could do same with a piece of cold cooked salmon. Or tinned fish (sardines, tuna, salmon). Or leaner protein and add half an avocado for fat. Quick and easy to prepare, which I do the night before (I keep dressing separate in a tiny pot, which I tuck into my salad tupperware). Easy peasy!

Or just make double-helpings of whatever you have for your evening meal and take the leftovers for lunch the next day. Chilli, shredded beef/ pork, curries made w/ coconut milk, all keep and reheat well.

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on June 11, 2012
at 01:51 PM

  • 1/2 avocado
  • Can of tuna
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Homemade Paleo Mayo
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Salt & Pepper

Mash it all up, best thing in the world.

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:38 PM

shredded chicken and an avocado with a little bragg vinegar and pepper all mushed up

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at 04:23 PM

Cheese. Just buy a block of cheese and eat it.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9sthYbL_O0

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