Episode 073: Primal & Paleo Lunch Ideas

Aug 8, 2015

One of the most popular Primal Potential podcast episodes was all about how to create a fat loss breakfast. I think a lot of people have a hard time with lunch, even more than breakfast, because they’re often out of the house and eating on-the-go. In today’s episode we’re talking about paleo lunch ideas, recipes, and basic principles to put together a primal or paleo fat loss friendly lunch no matter where you are or how much time you have! Plus, we’ll talk about strategies and ideas for making good choices when lunching out!

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Paleo Lunch Ideas

I think it’s important, at all meals, to eat foods you love. When looking at the spectrum of whole foods, which are your favorites? How can you deconstruct them to make them easy and convenient for lunch? Can you make extras at dinner to have leftovers for lunch? (PS: I routinely send out my favorite recipes via my free VIP email¬†list. Are you on it?)

My simple food rules apply to all meals.

Eat foods I love

Make enough for leftovers

Focus on fat, protein and fiber

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Chicken salad
  • Salmon salad (especially stuffed in avocado)
  • Tuna salad
  • Egg salad (seeing a trend? Portable, easy, delish and fat loss friendly)
  • Bacon & eggs
  • Deviled eggs (try mashing some avocado with your egg yolks)
  • Bunless burger
  • Salmon cakes
  • Meat muffins
  • Liver mousse with raw veggies
  • Shredded cabbage slaw with chicken, beef or pork
  • Massive salad with protein of choice
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Lettuce wrap with turkey, avocado and veggies
  • Taco salad (minus the taco)
  • Crab stuffed avocado
  • Cheese plate with prosciutto

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When Eating Out

  • Lettuce wrap from places like Jimmy Johns or Which Wich
  • Salad bowl from places like Chipotle or Penn Station (most places will do a sandwich in a bowl without the bread)
  • Any burger or sandwich without the bun/bread
  • Fajitas without the tortillas and beans
  • Steak/chicken/fish with veggies or salad

Foods to Skip

  • Chips, pretzels, crackers
  • Dessert
  • Dried fruit and trail mix
  • Flavored yogurts
  • Granola bars
  • Rice, beans and bread
  • Sugared beverages
  • French fries

More Paleo Lunch Ideas

Ideas from Everyday Paleo

Ideas from Nom Nom Paleo

Misc lunch recipes

Other Resources

Recent Primal Potential VIP email with 5-minute recipes!

Fat Loss Food Guide

Fat loss breakfast

How to make fat loss easy

Carb Strategies for Sustainable Fat Loss

Best foods for fat loss

Golden Rules of carbs & fat loss

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