Nom Nom Paleo + Whole30 by Michelle Tam

Ready to make some grab ’n go Whole30 lunches? I’ve got a bunch of ideas that’ll be a hit for you and your kids! Besides, who doesn’t like to eat with their hands?

Whole30 Lunches by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

It’s lunchtime! I know, I know—you miss your sandwiches, and salads are great, but they’re getting a little boring. Plus, you can’t abide the thought of having leftovers for breakfast AND lunch (even though I keep nagging you to stop thinking of certain foods as “belonging” to certain times of day).

Well, I have just the ticket: You can perk up your noon hour with some of my favorite Whole30 lunches! These options are perfect for packing and snacking, and they’re wholesome and nomtastic to boot.


Whole30 Grab and Go Packed Lunches by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

These bites are packed with flavor! Even the optional apricot-ginger dipping sauce is Whole30-friendly—provided you make it using a jam sweetened with only fruit (and isn’t packed with other crazy ingredients).

Get the recipe for Curry Turkey Bites here!


Whole30 Grab and Go Packed Lunches by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

You gotta try these Spicy Tuna Cakes to understand how terrific they taste. They’re tender and subtly sweet, with a peppery kick that sneaks up on you. Make a double-batch—you’ll find yourself snacking on them, too.

Get the recipe for Spicy Tuna Cakes here!


Whole30 Grab and Go Packed Lunches by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

These savory egg patties are my Whole30 and Paleo-friendly take on Egg Foo Young, a classic Chinese-American dish. Best of all, they’re perfect for packing!

Note: Whole30-compliant ham may be hard to find, but any leftover cooked protein works!

Get the recipe for Egg Foo Young-ish here!


Whole30 Grab and Go Packed Lunches by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

These may look like difficult-to-make deviled eggs, but SURPRISE: They’re not! Pile delicious (and Whole30-compliant) toppings on halved hard-cooked eggs, and you’ll have tons of luxe-looking morsels to serve as fancy appetizers or do-it-yourself lunchtime bites.

Get the recipe for Lazy Devils here!

All of these Whole30 lunches can be made ahead and slipped into your lunchbag in the morning. (Well…with the Lazy Devils, you might want to wait until you’re ready to eat before you slather on your toppings. That is, unless you want your co-workers to see you eating some super-messy looking eggs.) Supplement these morsels with some fresh veggies and fruit, and you’ll be all set for the week!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Whole30 post, one of my favorite spicy variations of cauliflower rice!

A note to my Nomsters: This is one of a series of daily blog posts I’m writing in the month of January 2018 to help those doing a Whole30 to kick off the New Year. Not sure what the Whole30 is, or want info on how to get started? Read my Whole30 prep post—and then come back to Nom Nom Paleo every single day for recipes to inspire, delight, and sustain you on your Whole30!

And remember: Throughout January 2018, I’m partnering with Whole Foods Market nationwide! In all Whole Foods Market stores, you’ll find my personally curated Nom Nom Paleo Picks on the shelves, a rotating menu of ready-to-eat Nom Nom Paleo dishes in the hot bar, and even my famous Magic Mushroom Powder available for sale!

Nom Nom Paleo X Whole Foods Market by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!

Recipe IndexNom Nom Paleo CookbooksNom Nom Paleo App

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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  1. Was so happy to see your dishes in the hot bar at my WFM. Best promotion EVER!!! I hope they keep doing this!