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  • #16
    Seconded re: stir fry. Lots of variety possible, with or without meat... Different sauces... Might do the trick to help you mix it up a little (so to speak!)
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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    • #17
      grill meat+steam veggies+wash fruit

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      • #18
        Just for the record, I almost never eat salads. Think optimal foraging theory; at what point did humans sit around eating bowls of greens that don't have any calories.

        +1 to the advice here. Dinner foods in tupperware (ideally glass bowls instead of all plastic). I make a bit extra every night and put the remainder in a lunch container. I may also through in a container of greek yogurt if the lunch is a little light on calories or protein.

        Worst case, I grab a couple of vegetarian (blech) but gluten free microwave enchiladas and bring those.

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        • #19
          I do go through the "can't eat another salad" mood quite regularly. Today I think I will order a BLT sandwich without the bread. Mayo on the side for putting on the tomatoes.
          I'm a quitter...but I'm back now.

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          • #20
            I'm sick of salads too... especially 'cause none of that stuff is in season here anymore, so it's just not the same... i've been making a huge pot of this every week.. filling & delicious!

            1lb ground beef
            1lb of stewing beef
            1 large can of diced tomatoes
            mushrooms
            a pepper (whatever colour you prefer, I use red/orange/yellow)
            onion
            crushed clove (or 2) of garlic
            Italian Seasoning

            That's it.. it makes an easy, super thick & filling soup. Delicious!!

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            • #21
              I like to steam some broccoli, throw some chicken in it, add some olive oil, garlic, and vinegar, and eat that for lunch. Really tasty,
              Remember, you are unique just like everybody else.

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              • #22
                *1 whole chopped up avocado with ~ a can of herring flaked on top ~ or chopped up fried bacon (lots!) ~ or Leftover chicken meat ~

                Don't forget to top with a handful of crushed roasted walnuts. Avocado + walnuts = heaven!

                *Also roast up a bunch of chicken legs/wings with lots of spices and just heat them up over the week to munch on.

                *Lunchtime burrito - make up some chili mexicany beefy thing with mince, tomato paste, chopped veggies. Then make a thin omlette from 2 eggs, and then wrap the minced beef in the egg like a burrito. Avocado also tastes good stuffed inside.

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                • #23
                  I like my crustless quiche/fritata crossover thingy I make - 4 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup heavy or sour cream. Whisk until foamy. Toss in whatever meat, veggies, spices and cheese and pour into a baking dish (or muffin pan). Bake at 400 until medium golden brown on top.

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                  • #24
                    You guys really get sick of salads? I have been enjoying 1 every day since I went primal 6 months ago. Out of the 200 days I have been primal I have probably enjoyed 180 salads... will I do this for life? Probably not... lol
                    Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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                    • #25
                      Even before going primal I ate salads like 4-5 times a week. I kind of got burned out of them a few months ago.

                      My go-to lunch now is either meatloaf with a bit of yam and some guacamole, or like a meat sauce with ground beef and tomato sauce, some spices, peppers, etc. They're just so easy to make, sometimes I even whip up a batch of the meat sauce in the morning while making the kids a lunch.

                      The meatloaf especially, is just so easy. Mix up ground beef, an egg, garlic, salt & pepper, bit of worcestershire sauce, and huck into a small pan and pop it in the oven at 350 for an hour and 15 mins or so. I can prep one in under 5 minutes easy.

                      Plus it's mostly meat, which is way awesomer than vegetables.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by AnarchoGrok View Post
                        God yes, I through waves of eating salad. I love it for a week or so and then hate it just as passionately. Being a single cave man I just get some lunch meat, cheese, tomato and go to town. I roll it up and dip in mustard. Great lunch.

                        Hope you check the ingredients. What we term 'lunch(eon) meat' over here is chock-full of added nasties. From one supermarket's own brand

                        Pork (49%), Cured Smoked Pork (39%) (Pork, Salt, Stabiliser: Sodium Triphosphate; Preservative: Sodium Nitrite; Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate), Water, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Yeast; Salt), Salt, Milk Protein (from Cows' Milk), Wheat Protein, Spice Extracts, Stabiliser: Sodium Triphosphate; Emulsifiers: Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum; Preservative: Sodium Nitrite; Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate

                        YUMMO - NOT!

                        Our mustard is also made with either rapeseed, veggie or sunflower oil - and many brands also contain sugar, salt, flour and citric acid.

                        French's isn't too bad (that's the only US brand we get over here). No added flour, salt or sugar, but it does say 'spirit vinegar' (whatever that means)

                        But I'm sure everything's so much better where you are (at least I hope so!)
                        La tristesse durera toujours...

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                        • #27
                          Violet - that would be real cheepo lunch meat, like the $1 pack of bologna. You can get good thin sliced deli meat here.

                          @ Toad - i'm with ya! I'm lucky, in a way, that i can eat the same thing over and over & not get tired of it. Maybe this dates back to poor college student days? Hunger is the best sauce, & maybe that helps too. But I actually look forward to my bigass salad w/ chicken or beef strips every weekday lunch! Every Sunday, I put together a big marinade of vegetables (plus a chopped jalapeno!) in olive oil + lime juice + a little seasoned salt & that makes up the bulk of my salad + spinach + meat & it's just yummy.

                          I think before i gave up grains n beans, for 2 entire summers (& in houston, that's a pretty long time), i ate homemade tabouli & hummus every day for lunch! (in retrospect, no wonder i could never get rid of that "bloaty" feeling). Anyway, I'm finding out that my husband doesn't have the same kind of tolerance for repeitive lunches that i do!

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                          • #28
                            My lunches are almost always leftovers. Steak, sweet potatoes, an extra cut of fish, whatever I had the night or two nights ago, reheated. Sometimes I do a breakfast scramble with eggs, onions, peppers, bacon, sausage, etc and I'll make about 4-5 servings at once. Can change the flavor profile just enough by using hot sauce, sour cream, cheese, etc. My salads usually come at dinner time when i have more time to prep, but even then I'm only having 2-3 BAS a week, certainly not every day

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                            • #29
                              Another hello from NZ. I'm in Pakuranga, but originally from the UK

                              I've been trying all sorts of different salads and veggies over the past few months, cooked and raw, roasted, steamed, boiled, grilled, mashed (kumara, broccoli, cauliflower, swede, beetroot, etc.) and one stands out that we end up eating big plates of several nights a week... Kale is king!

                              Eat it raw, saute in olive or coconut oil, make creamed kale with full cream or coconut milk/cream, black pepper or chilli flakes. Add to soups, stews, omelettes, it's all good!

                              Throw in some other veggies of choice, nuts, some slice pears whatever. It goes with everything
                              The only place I've found it so far are the organic food shops, huckleberry farm (GI and Greenlane) and one at the bottom of parnell, can't remember the name.

                              Summer's finally here, so just whack everthing on the barbie in the evening, cook extra and have leftovers for lunch!
                              If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                              Originally posted by tfarny
                              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                              • #30
                                Misabi>> Oh thanks for the info regarding where to buy kale! I've really been wanting to make some kale chips, but couldn't find it anywhere

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