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So what can I eat for lunch in a pinch?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2011 at 4:56 PM

I am at work and did not bring a lunch with me today. There is a grocery store around the corner from the office. What can I get for lunch that does not require any cooking and stay Paleo? BTW, this is a newbie.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

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on July 14, 2012
at 01:17 AM

becareful though, a lot of sardines are canned in soybean or canola oil.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 13, 2012
at 08:58 PM

I enjoy my testosterone too much to even think about a soy product.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 13, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I would say the first of your four suggestions is ok, the rest are prob not. Almonds as a lunch is high in Omega-6, cobb salad has no protein and a meal isn't a meal without protein. I suppose the uncured sausages or sandwich meats could work if they are of good quality. Just skip lunch, it will do much more good.

3d0093dd591d9b88db74d7bba970dea0

(222)

on July 13, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Agreed. Also, smoked herring in a tin turns out to be quite good.

22f5eaad0646ed737b95b551aad5187b

(80)

on March 29, 2012
at 12:26 AM

kraft makes an olive oil mayo

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 25, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Sardines are scary sounding if you've never had them before but they're delicious.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on January 30, 2011
at 05:27 AM

I substitute sour cream for mayo when making tuna salad. Haven't tried coconut milk. Hmm...

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:27 PM

The deli roast beef (w/mustard) is my lunch at least 3 times a week. Just check the ingredients to make sure they haven't added the hidden nasties like "flavorings" and MSG. Boar's Head brand is great if it is available in your area.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 27, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Looks like a great lunch!

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:19 PM

And, apparently, sucralose. As I learned from the roast chicken I picked up last night. -.-

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on January 26, 2011
at 09:19 PM

I think you did great. Yum!

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on January 26, 2011
at 06:08 PM

I've not used it with Tuna before. Will have to give it a try. However, I find the current stuff a bit unwieldy (they're big cans). Plus, good luck finding it at the local 7-11... :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on January 26, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Coconut milk would be better than mayo.

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 26, 2011
at 05:27 PM

And MSG, gluten and soy in the chicken!

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 26, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Here's some ideas:

  • Hard-boiled eggs and smoked salmon.
  • Almonds and raspberries.
  • Uncured sausages or sandwich meats.
  • Pre-made cobb salad (if you're doing dairy).

Beware of wheat and preservatives in the grocery-store roast chicken.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:19 PM

And, apparently, sucralose. As I learned from the roast chicken I picked up last night. -.-

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 26, 2011
at 05:27 PM

And MSG, gluten and soy in the chicken!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 13, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I would say the first of your four suggestions is ok, the rest are prob not. Almonds as a lunch is high in Omega-6, cobb salad has no protein and a meal isn't a meal without protein. I suppose the uncured sausages or sandwich meats could work if they are of good quality. Just skip lunch, it will do much more good.

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61852721b5ff3613f56f043fe890a679

(1172)

on January 26, 2011
at 05:02 PM

rotisserie chicken

canned tuna or sardines

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 25, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Sardines are scary sounding if you've never had them before but they're delicious.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on July 14, 2012
at 01:17 AM

becareful though, a lot of sardines are canned in soybean or canola oil.

3d0093dd591d9b88db74d7bba970dea0

(222)

on July 13, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Agreed. Also, smoked herring in a tin turns out to be quite good.

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Ed70b285b59b47f302f9d06e2cdba5d3

(80)

on January 26, 2011
at 05:53 PM

They should have some good lunch meat in the health food section, grab some of that, an avocado, and some mustard, and make little rolls out of it. You can add cheese if you're doing dairy.

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7252d24b0b0a359774025c4f39bd395b

on January 26, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Ok, so how did I do?

First thanks everyone for your answers, it was very helpful

So I went to the store and did a little hunting and gathering and came back with the following.

1 small head of brocoli 2 tins of shardines in olive oil 1 avacado and a small plastic container of blueberrys.

I ate everything but the blueberrys, too full, I will save them for a snack later. Also washed it all down with a big 32oz jug of water.....

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 27, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Looks like a great lunch!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 26, 2011
at 09:19 PM

I think you did great. Yum!

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3ff1d99d7cdd1e55ac424da91cbc1ea0

(255)

on January 27, 2011
at 09:16 AM

  • Grab a bag of fresh salad, throw in a tin of salmon/tuna

Or my favourite, get some thin sliced roast beef from the deli counter. Use it as a tortilla and fill it up with some liver pate or cottage cheese or sundried tomatoes or olives or all of the above. Mouths watering.....

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:27 PM

The deli roast beef (w/mustard) is my lunch at least 3 times a week. Just check the ingredients to make sure they haven't added the hidden nasties like "flavorings" and MSG. Boar's Head brand is great if it is available in your area.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on January 26, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Roast Chicken

Pork Rinds

sardines in olive oil or water

almonds

raw fruit/veggies

these are the items I usually pickup - or I go out to lunch with coworkers and get burgers w/o the bun, or meat with salad, burrito bowls (no tortilla) without beans or rice, etc...

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21084e275703e9a3909dafa28e5d29b5

(1103)

on January 26, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I normally go with a salad. Most grocery stores have some sort of a salad bar. I just make my own with as many veggies as possible and hard boiled eggs or grilled chicken or tuna (whatever is available)...then normally I buy a bag of almonds and/or baby carrots or blueberries as a snack later. I can eat salads without salad dressing though...

see if they have applegate lunch meat (or lunch meat without nitrates). http://www.applegatefarms.com/products/

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5d0283f9cf2480374a0b7df56b7f3d9b

(418)

on January 26, 2011
at 06:00 PM

I love tinned tuna over mixed greens with dill or mint and a squeeze of lemon juice. I eat this almost everyday...

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E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 26, 2011
at 05:35 PM

Some grocery stores will steam fresh fish for you right in the fish department. Grab a lemon and whatever veggies you can buy in a lunch size portion (or will keep well enough to take home) and see if they have any individual portions of real butter (if they have a big take out section, they might).

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50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 26, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Fruit, Veggies, Smoked Salmon (look for hidden sugar),Sardines, Tuna, Salad mix, Coconut oil, Butter, Dark Chocolate, Olive oil

Sky's the limit, really. You only need enough to get you back home to cook a feast :)

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on January 26, 2011
at 05:24 PM

For fast food, at the very least, I get a can of tuna and some mayo. Mix and munch. Not perfect (mayo is usually soybean oil), but it fills the belly and tides me over.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on January 26, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Coconut milk would be better than mayo.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on January 26, 2011
at 06:08 PM

I've not used it with Tuna before. Will have to give it a try. However, I find the current stuff a bit unwieldy (they're big cans). Plus, good luck finding it at the local 7-11... :)

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on January 30, 2011
at 05:27 AM

I substitute sour cream for mayo when making tuna salad. Haven't tried coconut milk. Hmm...

22f5eaad0646ed737b95b551aad5187b

(80)

on March 29, 2012
at 12:26 AM

kraft makes an olive oil mayo

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 13, 2012
at 08:58 PM

I enjoy my testosterone too much to even think about a soy product.

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C4fa226c86c0ac5d2f49b48069c1c1a8

(120)

on July 13, 2012
at 11:04 PM

I keep a tin of nuts, canned Chicken and Tuna in a pouch at my desk for emergencies. the corner mart is closer to me than the grocer so I'll grab a couple hard boiled eggs if they have them to tide me over until I can get home and get a proper meal.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 13, 2012
at 08:54 PM

Take it as an opportunity for an IF intermittent fast. Let your body become fat-adapted.

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Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

(4292)

on July 13, 2012
at 08:43 PM

I can't believe nobody mentioned shrimp! My grocery store always has the pre-cooked kind at the seafood counter; they're great as an emergency meal.

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A2e73b869061fc20067e4ef8f26f83f0

(140)

on July 13, 2012
at 08:29 PM

Here's what I had today from the Safeway near my work:

Two hardboiled eggs from the deli section One small avocado One medium carrot

When I've been in a pinch before I've had a can of tuna and an individual serving of full-fat Greek yogurt (this was not Safeway -- I can never find full fat Greek yogurt at Safeway).

For reference, I'm a smallish female, so I don't need TONS of food.

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