Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5)

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Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Who’s ready for another Paleo lunch idea? (If you missed yesterday’s box, read all about it, and also check out last year’s five-part series of packed lunches I made with Jackie Linder of LunchBots!).

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

In today’s LunchBots Duo, we’re packing breakfast for lunch: Prosciutto & Egg Roll-Ups, Mini Cinnamon Apple Scone, and Mixed Fruit Salad.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

I know what you’re thinking: cold eggs?!? But these simple omelets make great wrappers, and they’re pretty darn good at room temp or cold. (I place an ice pack under my kids’ LunchBots.) In fact, Lil-O insists on eating his eggs cold, tamago-style (but sans sugar, soy, mirin, etc.). 

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Silverware is optional, but your fruit salad should really be portioned into a silicone cup or a separate compartment to prevent any juices from running into the rest of your food. I know it all ends up in the same place eventually, but I HATE soggy food.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Wanna see how easy it is to put this lunch together?

For the Prosciutto & Egg Roll-Ups, whisk an egg or two with some salt or fish sauce.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Melt some butter or your favorite cooking fat in a small cast iron skillet over high heat. (I always have a well-seasoned cast iron skillet at hand!) Pour in enough egg to coat the bottom of the pan and immediately decrease the temperature to low. As soon as the egg sets, flip it over and cook for another 30 seconds. 

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Transfer the egg omelet to a plate. Top it with a few slices of prosciutto (or your favorite deli meat, if prosciutto’s not your thing)…

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…and then roll it up. I cut the rolls in half and secure them with toothpicks before packing them.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

As a sweet treat, you can bake a batch of mini Cinnamon Apple Scones ahead of time. The recipe’s in my iPad app; just modify the recipe by forming two small rounds instead of one.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

If you don’t have my app, no worries: you can make miniature versions of my Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones.

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Feel free to experiment with different add-ins and flavors. Both variations are a hit in my household. See?

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

If you don’t have time to bake—and who does in the morning?—just add more fruit, throw in a little container of Paleo Trail Mix, or a cup of applesauce.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Final step: eat it up!

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 2 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Remember: you can choose your own adventure and modify any of the components to fit your taste and items in your larder. Don’t be afraid to mix ‘n match! Your packed lunch doesn’t have to be perfect; it’ll still be better than the alternative. And don’t let a missing ingredient or two be an excuse for turning to processed, pre-packed Frankenfoods! 

Who else is ready for school?

[UPDATED: My entire five-part series is done! Check out all the lunches here—and don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a motherlode of stainless steel LunchBots swag, too! (Entry deadline is August 28, 2013!)]


Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel, December 2013).