While I am going to share what I eat for lunch, I must warn you that I am not a wiz-kid in the kitchen and I don’t have a talent for making delicious meals and drumming up a variety. I like it plain and easy. I’d basically eat Chick-fil-A for lunch every day if that was an option (salad, of course!).
But since there isn’t a Chick-fil-A within an hour from me I am forced to come up with food I can make at home. Sad, right?
My diet is based on a book called, Diet Evolution, and once I got over the shock of making so many changes, I found it pretty easy to follow. It took me a little time to get used to not eating chips and bread with lunch but it’s normal to me now. Click HERE to read what I originally wrote about the diet.
Also, there are a lot of things you can do with almond flour and coconut oil and various other tricks, but I’m just not good at that stuff. I’m sure you will have great ideas for these ingredients, but I’ve made it work for me without them.
I do this for a week then kind of mix it up, but eat basically the same thing each week:
1. Tuna mixed with a teeny bit of mayo over lettuce with chopped carrots, hard-boiled egg, chives, almonds, pumpkin seeds and broccoli (I don’t like tomatoes but if I did I would add them). I use sugar snap peas instead of crackers.
2. Burger patty (turkey or beef) with avocado slices on top, on the side is carrots, broccoli and blue berries.
4. Huge Mexican salad with spinach, spring greens, carrots, broccoli, chives, ground beef (cooked with taco seasoning), avocados, sprouts, pumpkin seeds, grated hard cheese (like fresh Parmesan) and salsa.
5. Shrimp salad (boiled shrimp mixed with a teeny bit of mayo, onions and celery) over lettuce, side of snap peas and carrots (again, insert tomatoes if you like them!).
6. Nuts and Fruit. If I’m really in a hurry I grab a handful of various nuts and some berries.
7. Egg salad over spring mix with broccoli
I don’t always need salad dressing anymore. I have developed a taste for salad without it. But if I want dressing I usually mix these in the blender: pumpkin seeds, crushed garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, olive oil, salt & pepper.
That’s it….pretty easy, right? And I usually feel like I had a nice lunch and I’m very satisfied.
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