32 Easy Paleo Lunch Ideas that will help you Lose Weight and Save Money!

September 22, 2015 | By More

The Paleo Diet has become very popular because it’s simple, easy to follow, and mostly, because it gets results. You get to avoid most chemicals and additives that are included in processed foods, and if you can get grass fed meat and organic produce, even better. In this article, we will list easy paleo lunch ideas from around the web to get you inspired and mix things up in case you are looking for some inspiration

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You also get to eliminate sugar and flour, which constitute a large majority of the empty calories in the modern diet. The Paleo Diet focuses on the types of foods that were consumed by early humans, such as meat, fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits and it specifically excludes common ingredients such as dairy, grain products and processed foods in general.

Let’s begin with a few paleo chicken recipes. Here’s the first one…

Chicken Recipes:

Paleo Almond Lemon Chicken Recipe

This is a simple chicken recipe that uses lemon juice, dijon mustard and oil, as well as salt an pepper to marinate the chicken and give it a special touch. Take a look at the entire process and how easy it is in this quick tutorial made by Julian Bakery:

 

Lemon Pepper Rosemary Chicken

A little rosemary, pepper and garlic is what gives this chicken recipe the kick it needs to take things to a whole new level. I like how she uses lemon zest to add it extra flavor. Take a look at this useful tutorial made by Anna’s Kitchen and you will see how amazing that chicken looks when it comes out of the oven.

 

Paleo Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Want to make something different and healthy? This Teriyaki chicken tutorial made by Diana Keuilian will show you can make this recipe at home if a few minutes. I was surprised by the fact that she adds a little sake, but that makes this recipe look even more amazing! Take a look:

 

Paleo Cauliflower Chicken Chowder Recipe

A hot bowl of chicken chowder can be a great option for a cold afternoon, and in this beautiful mini-tutorial, Amy Stafford will show you how to make cauliflower chicken chowder at home in a few minutes. Pay special attention to her dog playing outside at the beginning of the video (he is SO cute!):

Here’s another chicken recipe I like: Quinoa Chicken Recipe

 

Now, lets look at a couple of recipes that use a slow cooker to make paleo magic happen

Slow Cooked Chicken Curry

This recipe is super easy (If you have the time to wait, of course), it’s only a matter of cutting all the veggies and getting a chicken that is small enough to fit inside your slow cooker. It’s all about the ingredients! In particular, I like how they use curry powder, paprika, black pepper and sea salt to season the chicken before throwing it into the slow cooker. Learn how to make it in this short video tutorial created by Shannon Schmid:

 

Paleo Ideas with Different types of protein:

Gordon Ramsay’s Chilli Beef Lettuce Wraps

Next on the list is an easy recipe by the famous (and temperamental) Gordon Ramsay, and as he explains, the key is making sure you enjoy the process. Take a look:

 

Stone age salad (with bacon!)

This cleverly named salad shows how much you can make with an onion, some asparagus and a little broccoli when you combine it with the power of grilled bacon. Take a look at this short tutorial by Paleo Diet Advice right here:

 

Pan-Seared Paleo Duck Recipe

Knowing how to cook duck well is a skill that pays off when it comes to trying different things in the kitchen. I like that he uses plums and ginger for this recipe, because they are flavors that go very well together. In this video tutorial created by Yum Paleo, you can learn how to prepare this easy duck recipe in minutes:

 

Tomato & Lemon Cod Paleo Wrap Recipe

With simple ingredients such as coconut, turmeric, black pepper and some fresh cod; we get to see how this recipe comes to life in a quick video tutorial made by Julian Bakery; ready to get started? Here it is:

 

Turkey Burgers

Here’s a very simple turkey recipe tutorial created by Plain Jane. I like how she used strawberries to make the presentation of the plate stand out. Strawberries are not just highly nutritious; they are also beautiful and tangy, which makes them a great option to make this recipe stand out. Here’s the tutorial:

 

Paleo Beef Stew

Beef stew is not only a nutritious way to eat veggies in the winter, it’s also a fantastic backup plan if you freeze it using plastic containers (or even thick ziplock bags) which is something I always do to be ready in case I don’t have time to cook. Like this, all you need to do is throw it in a pot, and your delicious beef stew will be ready in a few minutes. You can learn how to make your own in this short (and speedy!) video created by Paleo Crash Course:

 

Steak Tacos

Nowadays, everyone seems to love tacos but “flour tortillas” are not precisely what you’d call paleo. However, if you think creatively and keep an open mind, you can find ways to eat paleo friendly tacos with very little extra effort (and inches around your waist!) Here’s a quick cooking tutorial made by Cook Paleo with Wyatt. Pay special attention to his cutting technique (he’s got a good technique) and also, enjoy the happy music. It’ll make you want to cook immediately:

 

Vegetarian Paleo Recipes:

Now, let’s look at a few vegetarian paleo recipes that you can make at home…

Easy Paleo Guacamole Recipe

Who doesn’t love guacamole? It’s a great way to make any dish even more amazing, and avocados are good for you, and in this quick tutorial made by Paleo Crash Course, you will learn how to make it so you can save time and money at home. Notice how he squeezes a lime on top of it. That’s the key many beginners miss:

 

Cucumber Salad with Garlic & Lemon Dressing

If you want to learn how to make a healthy salad (and how to talk using a beautiful accent) take a look at this short tutorial made by Yum Paleo. The vinaigrette he makes in the video is simple and healthy, a great option even for other salads, so think of this as “2 recipes in 1”. You can learn to make a salad, AND, a healthy vinaigrette, right here:

 

Paleo Summer Artichoke Salad

Not everyone likes artichokes, but if you do (and everyone at home does, including your kids) then you will like this easy salad. I like how they keep things simple and use white wine vinegar, olive oil and ground pepper to spice things up a little. Pay special attention to how she uses the knife (nice moves!) in this short video tutorial created by HealthNutNation. :

 

Healthy Paleo Cauliflower Rice with Chili, Lime and Cilantro

In this short video tutorial made by Primal Gourmet you’ll learn a great way to use cauliflower to make low carb recipes at home. Pay special attention to the way he starts and stops the food processor in order to get the right consistency. I also liked how he uses a table cloth to squeeze the excess moisture out of the cauliflower. It’s a clever little trick that will come in handy for other recipes as well. Take a look:

 

Paleo Shrimp, Prawns and Salmon Recipes…

Seared Salmon with Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms

In this detailed video tutorial created by Laura Vitale, you will learn how to make a beautiful paleo friendly salmon recipe. Notice how Laura works with different heat levels as she cooks. For example, she cranks the heat up only after the mushrooms have softened and then she adds the tomatoes into the skillet; and then, she brings the heat back down to add the baby spinach. Another important detail is how she starts by cooking the salmon skin side down to make sure it is crispy at the end.

 

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

This is a simple shrimp recipe you can make at home in a few minutes, and it’s also Charles Mayfield’s first video. I’d say he did an amazing job, he’s a natural in front of the camera. Although the process of cutting all the ingredients is not shown in the clip, he does explain how to cook them and mix them together. I like how Charles uses chicken stock to add extra flavor to the mix at the end, by mixing it with the shrimp and adding chopped parsley and crushed red peppers. The best part of the video (in my opinion) is when we get to meet the volunteer taste tester around 5:20 (he’s adorable!) Take a look at the video here:

 

Paleo Stir-Fry with Pesto Prawns Recipe

Asparagus is incredibly nutritious, and paring it with shrimp sounds like a fantastic idea if you ask me. In this tutorial created by Yum Paleo, you will learn how to stir-fry shrimp to make a paleo friendly recipe that also has lots of veggies in it. Pay special attention to how he makes the pesto, it’s easier than most people think.

Here’s another prawn recipe everyone likes every time I make it: Homemade Prawns

And a few extra ideas…

12 Easy Paleo Lunch Ideas

Finally, we have a short video with a dozen lunch ideas that may give you some inspiration for one of those days when your mind goes completely blank. Some of the ideas in the video include:

  • Tuna salad in a lettuce wrap (with avocado instead of mayonnaise)
  • Salad with chicken, olive oil and lemon juice vinaigrette
  • Salmon patties with steamed broccoli
  • Steak salad with caramelized onion and sun dried tomatoes, garlic, balsamic and olive oil vinaigrette
  • Mexican chili salad
  • Chicken with fried mushrooms and zucchinis
  • Garlic shrimp salad

Take a look at the full list in this video created by Guide to Paleo, right here:

 

How about you?

What are your favorite Paleo recipes?

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