five for friday: leftover lunches

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.

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