Let’s take a peek at what I packed for my meals at work today…

My first meal of the day was a big ass salad made with leftover slow cooker roast chicken, baked bacon bits, avocado, shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, and mixed greens.

It’s been a while since I’ve brought a salad to work and I’ve forgotten how convenient (i.e. no reheating necessary) and tasty they are.

As a mid-shift snack, I ate an apple cinnamon cookie

These sure are tasty!

My last meal of the day was a box of leftover meats from Mediterranean Wraps, a small container of labneh, and nuked frozen broccoli. It was definitely not worth a picture – ugly and mediocre. 

When I got home from work, Big-O chose the winners of the Red Boat fish sauce giveaway and  I marinated some chicken thighs for dinner before hitting the sack.

I used Andrea Nguyen’s recipe but I subbed in macadamia nut oil for canola oil and 1 teaspoon of coconut nectar for the sugar. Don’t ask me if coconut nectar is Paleo because I don’t know the answer.

At 5:00 p.m., I woke up and stumbled into the kitchen to make dinner.

I baked the chicken thighs in the oven at 400 F for 40 minutes…

…and I whipped up a dipping sauce by juicing a lime (nuke for 15 seconds before and adding salt, pepper, and a few drops of Red Boat fish sauce

I also whipped up a crab and asparagus frittata with green garlic…

…by following the same basic steps in my Easy Paleo Frittata recipe.

Lastly, I stir-fried some broccoli slaw, cremini mushrooms, asparagus, and green garlic (seasoned with coconut aminos, Red Boat fish sauce, and chicken broth).

Here’s my dinner plate:

Andrea’s marinade is pretty tasty but I’m waiting for my big sis to give me her go-to grilling marinade recipe. It’s green, fish sauce-based, and super tasty. When she does, I promise I’ll share.

After dinner, I only had a few minutes to spare for exercise so I did the same number of burpees as my age. Yep, I did 25 burpees before going to work.

Only two more nights to sludge through before I’m off!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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