Paleo Fast Food

Wondering what foods make it to the “healthy” list when you’re too busy to cook?  I’ve got some go-to meals that are not only fast, but they are easily digested and taste delicious.  And those 3 criteria are becoming more and more important to me!

  • fast
  • digestible
  • delicious

So here are my top 4 creations when I’m in a major rush and need to pack some food to leave the house, or I’m so hungry I need to eat something substantial right away.  (they both happen regularly around here)

Bonus:  I’ve added my favorite dessert to have in the freezer for a snack that satisfies me AND keeps me from sugar temptations.  This is at the end — be sure to try it, I cannot tell you enough how DELICIOUS it is!!!

1.  Sardine & Avocado Salad

Easy Ingredients:img_sardines

  • 1 can sardines (Rainforest or WildPlanet brands are my favorite)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • random toppings for sprinkling like:  nuts, seeds, gomasio, tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, etc
  • olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar

Fast Instructions:

  • Drain sardines and toss into container or bowl.  Break them up into small pieces.
  • Cut open avocado and chop into bite size pieces, add to the dish with sardines.
  • Add additional toppings that are quickly available in your kitchen
  • Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar

If made in the morning, this salad will keep in a container until lunch time at least.

2.  Green Wrap

These wraps hold together really well and make an easy sandwich.  I can eat at least 2 of them if I’m hungry, and my favorite ingredient is always cold chicken.  Other Green Wraps that also work in a pinch are green leaves like Romaine, Kale, or Collard Leaves.

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 6.47.25 AMEasy Ingredients:

  • Live Organic Raw wraps (found at many health food stores, including Whole Foods)
  • leftover chicken
  • cheese
  • mustard
  • sauerkraut or other fermented vegetable

Fast Instructions:

  • Spread wrap with mustard, cheese or cream cheese
  • add any vegetables and leftover meat from fridge
  • roll, and stick with toothpicks to hold together

 

3.  Hard Boiled Egg Salad

Yes!  It can be this simple!  In a rush?  Toss some eggs in boiling water, simmer for 6-15 minutes, depending on how hard you want the yolk.  While they are cooking you can make your coffee, brush your teeth, or pack your bag.  Multi-task!img_eggs

Here’s a detailed description on how to make your hard boiled eggs: Hard Boiled Eggs Explained

Tips on using your eggs:

  • peel them in advance, so they are ready to add to a salad
  • cut up eggs and place in container to-go
  • add sauerkraut, lettuce, sprouts, grated carrot/beets, pickles, nuts, seeds, etc.  Put it all together into a salad!

 

4.  Ground Jerky

Top quality protein on-the-go?  With some prep time on the weekend, this fast food is filling, delicious and nutritious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef/turkey/lamb
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves pressed garlic

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine ingredients.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Place ground beef mixture by the tablespoon on a piece of parchment paper, then flatten to 1/8 inch thick.
  • Place meat rounds on dehydrator trays to dry at about 155F until dry. Turn over half way through (about 4 hours in).

And now for DESSERT!

BONUS:  Unicorn FuelImg_phatfudge

(Find the original recipe here)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 cup grass fed butter or ghee
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 drop vanilla stevia

Instructions:

  1. Melt tahini and butter in saucepan over low heat. Combine well.
  2. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.  Combine using a whisk until batter is smooth.
  3. Pour batter into a parchment paper lined dish.  Place in freezer (takes about an hour to solidfy).
  4. Remove from freezer and cut into bite size pieces.  Store pieces in container, in freezer.

 

There you have it.  Four HEALTHY fast food choices, PLUS a healthy dessert.  I make all of these regularly and hope you enjoy these nutrient dense foods too.

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