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Paleo Lunch Receipes

Spinach Salad with Roasted Chicken
This easy meal delivers a nutritional payload of vitamins, minerals, and lean protein. It is one of the easiest Paleo lunch recipes to prepare ahead of time, although the dressing must be kept in a separate container until it is ready to eat.

Salad:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, washed
  • 1 small slice of red onion
  • 1 medium Roma tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Dressing:

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Combine the dressing ingredients in a small cup. Stir until the salt is dissolved. Rub down the chicken breast with the salt, pepper, and paprika. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 165°F. Set aside on a plate. Combine the spinach, onions, and tomatoes in a bowl. Slice the chicken breast and place on top of the salad. Drizzle with the dressing when ready to eat.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
Chinese-style stir-fry dishes provide great way to enjoy lean meats and vegetables. Unfortunately, the sauces typically used are derived from legumes or wheat, making them ineligible for inclusion in Paleo lunch recipes. This version uses a Paleo-friendly Hoisin sauce substitute that tastes like the real thing. This recipe is also quite easy to make ahead of time, separate into batches, and pack for lunch during the week.

Paleo-friendly Hoisin Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Stir-fry:

  • 1 sirloin steak, about 8 ounces, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup sliced white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 small green chili pepper, sliced thin (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Combine all of the Hoisin sauce ingredients in a bowl, stir well, and set aside. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the diced steak. Toss and stir constantly until meat is browned on all sides. Fry in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan. Set the cooked meat aside in a bowl. Add the broccoli and onions, and stir and toss constantly. When broccoli is almost cooked through, add the ginger, garlic, and chili pepper if desired. Stir for approximately one minute, then turn the heat down to medium-low. Add the Hoisin sauce and stir to coat all pieces. Serve when sauce is warmed up.