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!
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
- 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
- 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.
- Live Organic Raw wraps (found at many health food stores, including Whole Foods)
- leftover chicken
- sauerkraut or other fermented vegetable
- 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!
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!
- 1 lb ground beef/turkey/lamb
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tb honey
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 3 cloves pressed garlic
- 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 Fuel
- 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
- Melt tahini and butter in saucepan over low heat. Combine well.
- Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Combine using a whisk until batter is smooth.
- Pour batter into a parchment paper lined dish. Place in freezer (takes about an hour to solidfy).
- 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.