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Paleo Lunch for Co-Workers

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 12:47 AM

My office is encouraging workers every week to come up with a lunch to cook for everyone. I am looking for that awesome paleo lunch idea that will leave people asking for more (and asking how to go paleo). There are about 23 people who work there and I have a whole meat counter to choose from. What's a great simple seasonal meal that will speak to lots of people? The people I work with are very physical through the day- so they need something warm and hearty.

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on February 04, 2013
at 02:42 AM

Also, in very general terms where do you live, so we know what seasonal means for you? In the northeast US, there's very little in season right now: just meat, storage veggies like roots, onions, and squash, and winter greens. I guess we have oysters, too.

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on February 04, 2013
at 02:38 AM

How does that work? There are 23 of you, so shouldn't you only need to do lunch for everyone every 4 or 5 weeks? Also, I can't imagine needing to feed that many people for lunch. Good on ya for the effort!

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on February 04, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Hmm.. pot roast sounds pretty good. Should be pretty easy once it's going. Thanks!

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on February 04, 2013
at 01:37 AM

My go-to meal is a whole roasted chicken with roasted veggies (sweet potatoes, squash, mushrooms, onions).

You could also do a paleo soup and a big cobb salad

Meatloaf and salad w/ roasted veggies (everyday paleo meatloaf is really good).

Preparing meals that are comforting and "normal" make people realize that Paleo isn't as strange as they thought.

(kind of intimidating to have to cook for the whole office, yikes!)

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on March 18, 2013
at 09:35 PM

I would say go for something decadent and easy to make in large quantity, like a bone broth soup finished with lots of coconut oil! People need to know that Paleo doesn't have to be a diet that requires the utmost restriction of desire and lots of hardship (although some try to make it that).

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on March 04, 2013
at 08:31 PM

Tomato Soup with Pulled Chicken. Cost effective and delicious!

Get that Tomato Soup creamy with coconut milk, or a yummy Sweet Potato Soup (Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook)

Or BBQ! Some Grandpa's BBQ will work if you can plug in a slow-cooker at work (Paleo Slow Cooking)

Two cookbooks to make it work for a large group of people:

1) Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook 2) Paleo Slow Cooking

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on February 04, 2013
at 04:37 PM

do you have to pay for this meal?? feeding 23 people is A LOT of money.

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:41 AM

I just realized that you said warm, so maybe this won't fly, but it's one of the best chicken dishes I've ever put in my mouth: http://food52.com/recipes/4160-chicken-salad The smoked almonds and peppadews really make it. And the sherry vinegar. Okay, I just really dig that chicken salad.

How about stuffed cabbage rolls or stuffed cabbage roll casserole? No need to use rice, or you could use cauli rice. Lovely winter food and warm.

Or chile verde! You can cheat and use a nice tomatillo salsa since it's winter. Char your garlic and onions and chiles, use fresh ground spices, fresh cilantro, get a good brown on your pork first - phenomenal slow cooker food.

Or...Brown a big pork shoulder (or 4 - you've got a lot of people to feed!) and then braise it with about a pound of lightly drained sauerkraut (rinse if it's particularly salty - I used storebought but live/raw kraut, which hasn't been as salty as my beginner-homemade) and a few handfuls of peeled and quartered apples. Before you add the sauerkraut and apples, deglaze your pain with some nice white wine. Maybe reduce 2 cups of wine to one cup then add the rest. A brief drizzle of maple syrup into the pot helps balance the sauerkraut. Cover tightly and cook low, 325 ish for several hours. It's so flipping good.

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on February 04, 2013
at 01:45 AM

You are lucky to have a whole meat counter to choose from because meet the ultimate way to unwind after few tiresome hours of physical work. A healthy chicken salad with bell peppers is something I would like to suggest. Roast lamb with roasted vegetables is another mouth watering recipe. Your options are endless, so I wish you luck for the day.

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on February 04, 2013
at 12:54 AM

paleo beef stew comes to mind.

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on February 04, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Pot roast pot roast

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on February 04, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Hmm.. pot roast sounds pretty good. Should be pretty easy once it's going. Thanks!

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