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Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5)

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Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival

I respectfully disagree with Mr. Snicket. I know exactly what goes in my meatballs. And I happen to think they should appear at least once every couple of weeks on my dinner table and/or in my LunchBots.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

For today’s lunch: Asian Meatballs with Bell Peppers & Blanched Broccoli.  

Yes, that’s right: BALLS OF MEAT.

I used my recipe for my Whole30-friendly Asian Meatballs

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…because they reheat perfectly in a skillet any time I’m hankering for a quick and easy meal.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Not in the mood for Asian flavors? Good thing you’re on the Internet! There are tons of fantastic Paleo-compliant meatball recipes from which to choose. Try Melissa Joulwan’s various and super-tasty meatball dishes (did you know that Well Fed 2 will feature 15 different meatball recipes?!?) or Health-Bent’s Greek Meatballs, or Multiply Delicious’s Bison Meatballs.

(Psst! I also have a great new meatball recipe in my forthcoming cookbook! After much testing and tasting, we came up with a clever, grain-free, nut-free panade substitute, but it remains a secret…for now!)

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

I happen to love eating meatballs cold, so I just pack them in my LunchBots ahead of time…

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…but don’t be shy about tossing ‘em into an insulated container with some marinara sauce if you prefer hot balls.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

And let’s not forget the veggies! For this particular lunchbox, I quickly blanched some broccoli, and cored and cut up some bell peppers.

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Simple and satisfying!

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Another Week of Paleo Lunches! (Part 4 of 5) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Okay, just one more packed lunch to go this week! For more ideas, check out Parts 12, & 3 and last year’s series of Paleo School Lunches

What are you planning to make for your mid-day meals?

[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).