Early on in my paleo journey, I figured out that leftovers were the key to easy lunches. It generally doesn’t take me any longer to cook a couple extra chicken breasts, burgers or pork chops. Even if it’s a larger roast, I usually throw it in the crockpot and it’s even easier.
Today’s five for friday?
Five of my favorite paleo leftover lunches…
Leftover shredded beef (or even a pot roast) becomes a DIY Chipotle bowl on a bed of lettuce. Topped with diced tomato, avocado and a lot of my favorite paleo-friendly hot sauce, I don’t mind so much that it’s an hour to my nearest fix.
Leftover chicken breast, chopped up with a little onion, celery, grapes and some seasoning makes a great chicken salad. I mixed this one up with a tiny bit of olive oil mayonnaise. Perfect in a lettuce wrap or on top of an avocado.
Yes, I really like avocado.
Leftover any-sort-of-meat, sauteed quickly with chili powder, cumin, onions and bell peppers make a quick fajita lettuce wrap.
Especially good topped with more avocado.
And a side note: any leftover meat in a lettuce wrap is an easy-as-can-be lunch.
Good grief, do I really eat that much avocado?
Leftover grass fed hamburgers from one night, leftover onions and mushrooms with a bonus salad from another.
It always pays to cook extra.
Look – no avocado!
Easy peasy, one pan – slice up a leftover apple chicken sausage and reheat in the frying pan. Remove from the pan and scramble a couple of eggs. Remove from the pan and reheat leftover mushrooms.
What’s your favorite way to use leftovers?
And in case you’re wondering…I usually go through 3 or 4 avocados a week on my own. I get lots of compliments on how shiny my hair is.