Paleo Lunch Ideas: Looking Forward to Lunchtime

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Sadly, as many as 1 in 4 individuals skip on lunch because of their busy schedules while 1 in 3 individuals will eat their lunches at their work desks, again presumably to accommodate their busy schedules. Even the individuals who eat their lunches away from their work desks will only take 20 minutes to eat their lunches – “wolf down” is the term often used in this regard. But why skip on lunchtime when you can look forward to it with the following Paleo lunch ideas?
Paleo Lunch Ideas Looking Forward to Lunchtime
Paleo Lunch Ideas Looking Forward to Lunchtime

Importance of Lunch

We have often heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But have you ever wondered why lunchtime may be just as important as the first meal and why is it important to enjoy your lunch instead of hurrying through it?

First, your body will require additional nourishment after a few hours of physical and mental activity during the day. With the introduction of healthy food and beverages into your system, you are better able to work in the afternoon. Commonsense dictates that when you have worked nonstop in the mornings and fail to eat a full lunch at noon, you are more likely to be less productive than when you have taken the time to eat lunch.

Take a good look at the following Paleo lunch ideas and you will want to eat lunch!

Second, your stress levels will be higher when you eat lunch at your desk. With higher stress levels, you are more likely to overeat, not to mention that your cortisol levels will also increase, thus, leading to fat accumulation. Think about it: You will overeat and your body will accumulate fat!

As such, the notion that weight loss means skipping or skimping on lunch is a mistaken one. Eat lunch but keep it a healthy one for your own good.

Ideas for Lunch

As with most healthy diets, the following Paleo lunch ideas emphasize the use of fresh, organic ingredients including fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and lean meats and poultry, among others. Switch up your menu so that you always have something to look forward to at lunchtime, thus, encouraging for a leisurely lunch with the food eaten away from your work desk.
And you are well-advised to prepare your lunch beforehand. This way, you will not reach for the cafeteria food when lunchtime comes around. Here are a few Paleo lunch ideas that you can easily prepare at home.

Chef Salad

  • 4 hardboiled eggs, shelled and halved
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 thinly-sliced green onions
  • 2 stalks diced celery
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 pound ham, diced
  • 2 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 4 teaspoons desired salad dressing

Instructions :

Be sure to wash the vegetables before slicing. Mix and toss the vegetables and then top with the eggs, bacon and avocado. Finish with the salad dressing.

Caveman Steak

  • 2 pieces of beef steaks of desired cut (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Sea salt according to taste
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

 Instructions :

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Combine the ingredients except the beef steaks in a bowl to make the oil mixture.
  3. Place the meat on the broiler pan and then brush both sides with the mixture.
  4. Broil the steaks according to desired level (i.e., medium-rare).

You can always pack the steak for work and let your officemates drool with envy.
With such Paleo lunch ideas, you will not want to ask for food delivery or suffer through bland cafeteria food!

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