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Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« on: August 24, 2014, 01:26:41 AM »
Any good websites you use?  Recommendations?

Trying to eat a total if 3,000-3,500 calories per day.

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Re: Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 07:41:51 AM »
If you HAVE to bring breakfast in, hard boiled eggs plus fruit and yoghurt as desired. I personally like frying my eggs in generous amounts of oil, but that's not terribly transportable.

For lunch, my go to would be a "man" salad. Cold cooked protein (steak, chicken, salmon, tuna) plus whatever fixings you want. For dressing, I like packing a small Mason jar with pre-measured 50/50 oil and vinegar. Just shake it vigorously before pouring. Infinite variability.

Note: I'm not paleo. I love my whole grains. Bread is the staff of life, and it's a great way to up calories very very cheaply if you DIY. But when I tried paleo, that's more or less what I ate at work.

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Re: Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 08:32:32 AM »
oh man 3000-3500 cals on paleo will be a stretch for most people. EVOO and nut butters will need to be your friends. I'm cutting on a keto at 2200 cals a day and I still eat 2 lbs of pork loin a day lol, plus other crap. #powerlifterproblems

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Re: Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 11:33:44 AM »
Do you have access to a microwave? If yes, anything that can be frozen and reheated.  I used to take spaghetti sauce and chili for work lunches - I could make up a week or two worth of lunches in individual microwaveable containers, and just grab one out of the freezer when I had nothing else to take.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 12:30:01 PM »
Here are two breakfasts I do a lot during the work week.  I typically wake up, eat a hard boil egg, then work out, then eat of those these before work:

1.  Egg salad -  Hard boiled eggs, celery, bell peppers, homemade olive oil mayo, baked chopped sweet potato, salt and pepper to taste.

2.  Make a big batch in a cast iron or sauté pan of sliced brussel sprouts, diced sweet pot, red onion, sugar-free bacon or sausage.  Then put in serving size tupperware.  Crack to eggs in the middle, microwave a few minutes, so egg is set but still a bit runny.  Hash-to-go!

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Re: Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 03:40:02 PM »
Eggs for breakfast,  man salad lunch.  Bottle of olive oil to drink for calories.   

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Re: Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 05:13:45 PM »
I hard boil eggs the day before, throw in tupperware with the below and eat cold in the morning and lunch.


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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 03:31:45 AM »
Egg muffins are a good fix, although maybe more for work snacks rather than your main meals.  You just cut up whatever goodies you want in your muffin (veges, meat, whatever) and put a few pieces into each compartment of a muffin tray.  Then beat up some eggs, throw in a bit of pepper and salt, and pour into the muffin tray, then bake until set. 
Grate some parmesan cheese over the top if you want to add a bit of extra flavour, or some herbs, or whatever you fancy.  They'd probably also freeze if you wanted to do a big batch all at once, although I suspect they'd be slightly soggy afterwards.

In case you've never baked before and you're trying this, I should mention that it's important to grease the tin with a little bit of oil or butter first so they don't stick!

I'm not exclusively Paleo, but I find this a useful website for practical recipes: http://paleogrubs.com

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 05:07:39 AM »
If eggs are too boring, why not try keto french toast muffins? I love making these for breakfast but you can have them any time of the day.

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 07:57:38 AM »
As people have said above eggs are good and easy.  For breakfast I'll sometimes do 5-10 hard boiled eggs, though my preference if I am prepared is an egg bake with eggs, sausage and some veggies.  I will make one on sunday and it will last through tuesday or so.  For lunch I will usually make will make double portions for dinner the night before and eat the leftovers.  Otherwise I will typically do a chili, some sort of soup, or the above stated man salad.

Today for instance I was lacking on planning and available items. 

Breakfast: 6 hard boiled eggs
Snack: Apple
Lunch: 3 cans of tuna with a cup of celery, salt and pepper to taste, with a sweet potato which I will microwave,
Whenever I feel like: A peach

That with my pre workout gets me to about 2000 calories.  Dinner is easy to make up the rest with good meat portion, more nut butter, oils on greens etc etc.

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 09:43:47 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/22/chart-how-much-canned-tuna-is-safe-to-eat-per-week-based-on-your-weight/

Actually for health one should limit how much canned tuna one eats in a given week.  Maybe cans of beans instead?

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 09:48:33 AM »
I've also scrambled 4 eggs in the morning, mix in 2 cans of tuna in the egg wash, throw on a skillet and cook for 10 minutes in the morning, eat some for breakfast and lunch.

But like partgypsy said I was was eating close to 14 cans a week and didn't feel comfortable doing that so i stopped.

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Re: Great paleo bring your breakfast / lunch to work ideas?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 09:51:39 AM »
If you HAVE to bring breakfast in, hard boiled eggs plus fruit and yoghurt as desired. I personally like frying my eggs in generous amounts of oil, but that's not terribly transportable.

Au contraire, mon frere goblin.  Thermos food jars easily handle scrambled eggs with lots of butter.  That and another jar of homemade soup is my typical desk-at-work breakfast.

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 10:39:07 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/22/chart-how-much-canned-tuna-is-safe-to-eat-per-week-based-on-your-weight/

Actually for health one should limit how much canned tuna one eats in a given week.  Maybe cans of beans instead?

I agree, I normally would not eat this much tuna in one go.  It's just what I had on hand.