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Suggestions for lunches eaten cold?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I'm very new to paleo and need some suggestions for lunches that taste good cold. I work two days a week, and on those days I don't have access to a microwave, oven or other heat source to reheat meals. What would you suggest for lunches that are tasty cold?

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I love the salad in a jar idea! I followed the link then went and made three. I have to lug all my stuff around with me, so this is a great way to carry my salad and keep it from getting wilty. Thanks!

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:44 AM

Sounds tasty, thanks. :)

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:43 AM

Those are two things I hadn't thought of. Thanks.

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:42 AM

Great suggestions. Thank you.

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on February 11, 2012
at 05:13 PM

I'll trade you my 5-days-a-week job and the multitude of microwaves that come with it for your 2-days-a-week job sans microwaves. ;)

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on February 11, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Cold frittatas are great.

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on February 10, 2012
at 09:29 PM

I like to take frozen shrimp/prawns and put them in a container. That way, they defrost during the day, but still stay cold enough that they are safe to eat by lunch time. I usually put some lime juice, chipotle, and olive oil in there too, to get flavour going. Then, I just slice open an avocado (another reason to carry a swiss army knife at all times), and combine the shrimp and avocado. One of my favourite, absolute easiest lunches.

Another lunch I like is filling a container with leftover beef, finely chopped peppers, bean sprouts (if you eat that kind of thing), julienne carrots/zuchinni, fresh ginger, chopped garlic, etc, and then bringing a thermos of bone broth to pour over the whole lot- it is half cold lunch, half hot lunch, no microwave or stove top required!

For salads, I'm picky and hate the "soggy" and kind of lose the point of eating all those leaves when there is no yummy dressing, so I pack one container that SEALS really well, and put all the "extra" veggies (carrot, pepper etc), meat, and dressing (some variation involving lime/lemon, balsamic, olive oil, or sesame oil). This way the meat soaks up the dressing too, which is always a good idea. I usually have a little container for "crunchies" that would otherwise get soggy, such as seeds/nuts. Then, I just have a big container of lettuce/greens. Invert both the containers into the big container, put the lid on, shake well, and proceed to enjoy!

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:42 AM

Great suggestions. Thank you.

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:59 PM

I like cold leftover meats, nuts, fruit, vegetables, etc., so I have lots of lunch options. Cans of sardines or salmon, leftover beef chuck, leftover cooked ground beef, salad--just make sure you pack your own condiments as most of those available at break rooms aren't paleo-friendly.

If you include leftovers as sources and on-purpose cook too much of your favorites you'll be good to go.

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on February 10, 2012
at 11:46 PM

My favorite summer pack lunch: Cut up chicken breast, cut up cucumbers, herbs, salt, apple cider vinegar. So refreshing.

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:44 AM

Sounds tasty, thanks. :)

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on February 10, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Hard boiled eggs work great. Soup would work in a thermos and be warm.

237a3198d05833c694eb2cb7150a29a2

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:43 AM

Those are two things I hadn't thought of. Thanks.

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Sausages or frittata (I like bacon, broccoli and sweet potato).

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on February 11, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Cold frittatas are great.

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on February 11, 2012
at 04:32 PM

Mmm, I like deli lunch meat dunked in guacamole. Also, if you like salad, have you seen the salad in a jar concept to keep stuff fresh? http://www.fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.com/2011/10/salad-in-a-jar-src/

237a3198d05833c694eb2cb7150a29a2

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I love the salad in a jar idea! I followed the link then went and made three. I have to lug all my stuff around with me, so this is a great way to carry my salad and keep it from getting wilty. Thanks!

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Two of my favorites are leftover meatloaf with a side of roasted root veggies (what I'm eating right now in fact) and canned tuna or salmon tossed with red bell pepper and cucumber chunks then dressed with olive oil & balsalmic and a dash of pepper.

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:59 PM

One of my favorites is to make a salad of fresh greens, cucuber, onion, carrots or whatever vegetable I have and top it off with whatever meat I had leftover from last night's dinner. Also. I like to sprinkle almonds and sunflower seeds on top of my salad. Usually I eat the salad without any dressing or I may use a small amount of olive oil. Best Wishes.

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