“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.
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…
…because they reheat perfectly in a skillet any time I’m hankering for a quick and easy meal.
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!)
I happen to love eating meatballs cold, so I just pack them in my LunchBots ahead of time…
…but don’t be shy about tossing ‘em into an insulated container with some marinara sauce if you prefer hot balls.
And let’s not forget the veggies! For this particular lunchbox, I quickly blanched some broccoli, and cored and cut up some bell peppers.
Simple and satisfying!
Okay, just one more packed lunch to go this week! For more ideas, check out Parts 1, 2, & 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).