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    Primal Packed Lunches

    So I'm starting a new job this Monday and would like to be able to pack my lunches (for both convenience and to save money). The problem is, I'm having a hard time thinking of anything other than cold meat, some salad greens and/or carrots and a piece of fruit.

    Any suggestions for some more variety?
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    Eggs! Either hard boiled or an omelet made ahead of time, which reheats nicely in the microwave.

    I often make "extra" dinner and take leftovers as my lunch the next day.

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    Is there a microwave available?

    Some cold ideas:

    Chicken salad
    Egg salad
    Cold steak
    Salads with sardines
    Cold soups
    Jerky
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    Most of the time I skip lunch -- around here that seems to be called intermittent fasting. Its easier and I don't have to pack food. I do keep a can of coconut milk at my desk for the hangry times.

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    Some of the salad in a jar recipes look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumin View Post
    Some of the salad in a jar recipes look good.
    What are you talking about here and can you provide a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumin View Post
    Some of the salad in a jar recipes look good.
    Talk about thinking outside the box.

    I'm really into this idea simply because I would rather carry my daily salads to work in a glass as opposed to a plastic container. I imagine that there would be less or no chemicals associated with plastic containers, would also be more robust too with less chance of leakages.
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    I'm fortunate in that I can eat the same food at the same time of day for some time. Last week lunch was a roast chicken thigh and a hard boiled egg when I was up on a hill in the rain waiting for teams to reach my checkpoint. That did me four days.
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    I cut red/orange/yellow peppers into wide strips and dip them in blue cheese dressing like chips. Nuts are always a good filler. Can of tuna.

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    Here are some kid lunch ideas that you can resize for your own needs:

    school lunch ideas from Everyday Paleo

    And leftovers are also excellent if you have a way to reheat if necessary. PLANNED leftovers are common in our house, for exactly this purpose
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