The cucumber sandwiches have returned! Hurrah!
This lunch box will serve a dual purpose. I have class 8:30-11:30 then head directly to my 1pm Crossfit class. Very excited to try the sausages cold dipped in a sugar and additive-free marinara sauce!
Lunch Box Contents:
Two all-natural, nitrate and gluten-free sausages, chopped up
in closed container: sugar and additive free marinara sauce from my local farm store (same store I got my sausages!)
two squares of 80% dark chocolate
Cucumber and goat cheese mini-sandwiches
Egg sandwiches made with homemade Paleo mayo and Paleo bread
Loving my new Paleo Cookbooks!!
I had three blissful weeks off. I ate 80% Paleo (but I did consume sugar, which is probably why I gained a good 5 lbs. Boo!). But tomorrow is back to the grind. They have found a new way to torture me this semester – my Wednesdays involve three classes back to back. That’s NINE HOURS of class WITH NO BREAK.
I made a few loaves of Paleo bread and froze them and made a double batch of the best spaghetti sauce in the world (a family recipe…I’ll share at a later date). We also received our quarter cow from a local farmer we met at our market this summer. 100% grass fed! And we even went to visit the cows earlier this fall. Very cool.
Oh, my favourite part of my three weeks off (aside from the amazing time with my daughter and family) was receiving two new Paleo cookbooks for the holidays! Today’s lunch box includes a recipe I simply couldn’t wait to try from Make it Paleo. I also got Paleo Comfort Foods. What I like about these books is that they are full of creative Paleo recipes, but simple enough that I can confidently pass them over to my husband, who cooks dinner while I’m in school, and know that he’ll be able to figure it out ;).
Today’s Lunch Box Contents:
Two hard boiled eggs, chopped up
a slight variation on Make It Paleo’s Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates topped with crushed walnuts. Like heaven in my mouth. No, seriously.
Two Paleo Bread sandwiches filled with loads of grass-fed butter!
Spaghetti squash topped with the World’s Greatest Spaghetti Sauce. I’ve always been an ‘eat the leftover spaghetti & meatballs cold in front of the fridge’ type of girl, so I’m cool with eating my leftovers in class, cold :). Is that weird?
And finally, a few squares of Camino brand 80% dark chocolate.
Here we go again……..!
This is my first Lunch Box with an ingredient that is so remarkably yummy, it got TWO compartments!
With food this good, who WOULDN'T want to go Paleo?!
Lunch Box Contents:
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes*
Paleo Meat n’ Veg Sandwich**
2 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 an Apple Larabar
* Using some leftover sweet potatoes from the previous night’s dinner, cut raw sweet potatoes into chunks. Slice bacon length-wise and wrap each sweet potato chunk in a thin piece of bacon. Pre-heat oven to 400C, put yummy food in for about 40 minutes and you have yams that retain their shape on the outside but are soft and mushy and delicious on the inside, wrapped in crunch bacon!
** Sandwich made of:
Elana’s Pantry Paleo Bread
1 tbsp butter, softened
several slices of nitrate-free chorizo
Tomorrow was meant to be a short day. It’s actually going to be a seriously extra-long day! The good news – the new element to my day (driving to the other side of the city after my second class) means that I have an excuse to DRIVE instead of taking public transit. Woohoo!
In other food news….today’s Lunch Box (posted yesterday) was so filling, I’m not even hungry for dinner. That’s a major feat for me. I love dinner. Oh well…that just means that what would have been tonight’s dinner (salmon and green beans) will be lunch on my day off, Thursday.
This is another big ol’ Lunch Box as I’ll be out of the house for probably 11 hours tomorrow, starting before the crack of dawn. So it’s really two meals in one. Oh! And I should mention…I know how repetitive the foods this week have been. Reason for that: we were out of town on the weekend and, therefore, didn’t make it to our Farmer’s Market. This means we didn’t shop. At all. My mom picked us up a couple meat items and some cheese, but that’s it, that’s all. The rest is all leftovers from last week. Hence the copious amounts of cucumber, peppers, and other staples!
Can you even see the Paleo bread underneath the egg & veggie goodness there?!
Lunch Box Contents:
Leftover baked salmon topped with garlic, lemon juice and dill, garnished with chopped avocado and peach ‘salad’
Small container: more avocado and peach salad
Chocolate chip Larabar (broken into two to encourage me to eat it one part at a time)
Open Face Egg Salad Sandwich made with homemade olive oil mayo and Elana’s Pantry Paleo Bread topped with cucumber slices
Sliced red pepper wrapped in nitrate-free Chorizo slices
Almost as soon as I got home from our weekend getaway this afternoon, I hard-boiled a dozen eggs and prepared my Monday lunch box. I know myself. If I don’t prepare my food first, I may not prepare it. Mondays are an interesting day. I only have three hours of class and it’s a morning class. I’m home in time for a late lunch. That means I need to eat on the way to class, in the car. Everthing in my Monday lunch box needs to be edible using one hand so I can eat while I drive.
Here is my first Breakfast Paleo Lunch Box:
My first Paleo breakfast box!
Lunch Box (Breakfast Box) Contents:
1/3 avocado, sliced with
3 slices nitrate-free chorizo
2 slices naturally raised, nitrate-free bacon (cold bacon = love!)
1 slice of Elana’s Pantry Paleo Bread topped with coconut butter (it’s melty-looking because I had to melt it to make it spreadable as it’s freezing in the house today!)
1/2 a peach, sliced
1/2 Cashew Larabar (leftover from Friday’s giant box!)