Ready or not, here comes Part Three of Paleo Lunchboxes 2014!
I know it’s Friday, and the last thing you want to think about is preparing food and packing a pretty LunchBots for yourself and/or your kiddos. I feel your pain. That’s why today’s box is filled with a variety of leftovers that you can throw together in a flash.
Yes, I said LEFTOVERS. And no, it’s not a dirty word.
Before I starting eating Paleo, I never contemplated making extra food to save for later. But now that I cook virtually all of our meals, I always make sure to have leftovers. Eating out (while staying Paleo) can be an expensive hassle, so for me, cooking is a necessity. It’s kinda like flossing: you just have to buck up and do it. That’s why having ready-to-eat proteins and veggies in the fridge is a lifesaver.
Besides, having a bunch of ready-to-eat veggies on hand that we can nosh on at any time means we’re much less likely to reach for something unhealthy. Am I right, or am I right? (Answer: I’m right.)
Can a new week be upon us already? Well, turn that frown upside down: Part 4 of my Paleo Lunchboxes 2014 collaboration with LunchBots will chase away your Monday blahs and beat them into submission!
After all, Cracklin’ Chicken is the real food answer to Prozac. I know it makes me feel better whenever I’m in a funk.
Don’t tell me you haven’t made my Cracklin’ Chicken yet. You really have no excuse—it’s ridiculously easy and totally tasty. Peep the recipe over here!
Cracklin’ Chicken tastes best right out of a cast iron skillet, but like all fried chicken, it tastes fantastic cold. Believe me: I routinely crisp up extra thighs so that I can have extra to nibble on straight from the fridge.
Not sure if your kids will eat cold chicken? Offer them a piece and see how they like it. It’ll be good news for you either way ’cause if they turn their noses up at it, more for you!
But believe it or not, no one can live on Cracklin’ Chicken alone, so I’m stuffing this packed lunch with tons of veggies and a sweet treat as well.