How’s everyone doing? Was eating a grain-free breakfast as bad as you thought it would be? Here we are already in week 2. If you are reading this and have no idea what EYWIP means you can read about the program here. If you missed week 1 and want to join us now it’s not too late. This week we are all focusing on eating a grain-free breakfast AND lunch. Lunch usually isn’t too hard to do. Eating a salad or having some soup is pretty traditional. What are your favorite go-to lunches? As I’ve said many times before, I am a big fan of leftovers. I got into the habit of making more than what my family of 4 eats for dinner to account for at least 1-2 meals as leftovers for me. The good news is that since I’ve been eating this way for so long (over 3 years at this point), I can eat my dinner leftovers for breakfast or lunch. I am also a big fan of cooking in bulk and stocking my freezer when I do cook. I double if not triple the recipe as a general rule. I am fortunate that my family not only has 2 full-size refrigerators, but I also have a very large chest freezer. I loving refer to it as my big butt freezer. It is stocked and ready to go with lunch-sized portions for me. I try to eat fresh leftovers first, but if there isn’t enough, I know I can hit up my freezer to pack my food for school the next day. We have a whole section on the blog devoted to freezer-friendly recipes that you can find here.
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Here are some of my favorite grain-free lunches:
Tumeric Chicken Salad-I’ve been making this a lot recently since I had knee surgery. Turmeric is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory & antioxidant. Here is an article that cites 10 health benefits of turmeric. I’ve actually been taking a turmeric supplement as well. I’m hoping that will speed up my recovery.
Rotisserie Chicken Salad- the beauty of this recipe is that it calls for leftover chicken. If you don’t have any you can certainly cook up some fresh, but it’s a great way to re-purpose leftovers that is pretty tasty.
Crockpot meat lovers chili– I love this recipe because it’s just so easy. all you do is throw the ingredients into your slow cooker. There is minimal prep and it reheats & freezes perfectly.
What are some of your go-to lunches? Post them in the comments section! Have a great week!
Yours in Health,