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I can eat a lot of things cold, but the best things I think are chicken, tuna, high quality lunch meats, hard boiled eggs, salads, lettuce wraps, and stir fries. I have always liked cold stir fry! I can eat cold turkey or beef burgers too with some lettuce, tomato, onion, and homemade mayo.
I like Di Lusso brand deli meats. They are gluten, MSG, and filler free. Today my lunch is 4 oz. of peppered turkey and Broccoli Delight Salad. It's 5 c. chopped broccoli w/1/2 c. raisins, 3/4 c. sunflower seeds, 1/3 c. red onion, 6 strips chopped bacon in1/2 c. homemade mayo mixed with 1 T. vinegar, and 3 packets of NuStevia for the dressing. Keeps well and you could have it for several days. The homemade mayo lasts 7 days. I use the recipe at Everyday Paleo.
I also like to make up several hamburgers on the George Foreman. Then saute in bacon grease a bunch of green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Spoon some of the mixture on top of your burger, top with a slice of swiss cheese and mustard for dipping. That's a complete meal for me. This also keeps well in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Beef jerky and raw veg.
Almond butter and apples, celery.
Hard-boiled eggs actually last really well without refrigeration--try a cooler pack for your lunch bag.
Canned fish works great.
I use all of these!
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Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!
There are a number of good cookbooks, including WELL FED by Mel (The Clothes Make the Girl), with excellent recipes and ideas. Basics are to eat meat/chicken/fish, veggies, nuts, a little fruit, and good fats, i.e., ghee, bacon fat, and especially coconut oil. Don't eat grains, sugars, dairy or manufactured or prepared foods. Breakfast can be meat, eggs in any form, veggies such as spinach or chard or broccoli, etc. Lots can be prepped ahead to pick up and run if nec. Lunch salad and meat or soup or last night's leftovers. Dinner, meat, veggies (raw or cooked), fat. Get some of the cookbooks, or Google paleo recipes for whatever food you are interested in. There are TONS of blogs and free recipes on line.
Good luck. You are starting a healthy journey ;-)
Success is going from failure to failure without losing
Hello all. My name is Jessica and I started my new Paleo diet yesterday. I read about paleo on the the blog "The Clothes Make the Girl" a couple of year ago, and I was interested but never motivated enough to start. Well, I decided to do it. I cleaned out my cupboards and fridge and I bought some tasty food to prepare.
I'm currently a nursing student in Omaha, NE with a crazy schedule, so I welcome any information about easy, fast meals that are still tasty, and that don't require a microwave.