I get this question all the time… “What can I send for lunches every day?”
If you have read my blog or my eBook, you already know that my husband and I usually lunch on leftovers from the previous evening’s dinner. This is easy for us because we always have access to refrigerators and microwaves.
When my parents started transitioning into Paleo-eating, one of my Mom’s biggest concerns was what she could send my Dad for lunch. He is a painting contractor, so most of his days are spent in empty houses. Before Paleo, she would often send him sandwiches. What would she do now?
Well, I tried to help, but my best ideas were salads. And a salad every single day is not too desirable. But on Saturday, I got the question again on my Facebook Page (from a lady whose husband is also a contractor), so I decided to give my Mom a call and see what she’s been doing for my Dad.
I AM SO IMPRESSED!
Every day, she sends him a lunch box full of delicious grub. For lunches, she usually keeps a big pot of chili or vegetable soup in the fridge. In the mornings, she prepares a thermos (she uses this one from Target – get a nice one like this… it’s worth the money!) by filling it with boiling water to heat it, and then filling it with hot soup, or hot chili, etc. Sometimes she will put hot meat in the thermos, and send other items as sides. My Dad reports that sometimes the contents are still so hot at lunch-time that he has to wait a while for them to cool!
On other days, she might send chicken salad or coleslaw. The thermos also keeps things cold! She prepares it by adding ice first, and then filling it with the cold items.
For snacks, she makes her own trail mix, and she sometimes sends plantain chips, apples, Paleo cookies, etc. You could also send carrot sticks, jicama, raw vegetables, beef jerky, Larabars, etc.
If you have packed-lunch ideas, please post them below!
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