Paleo on the go

During the paleo challenge it is always best to purchase fresh foods and make them yourself so you know exactly what is going into your meal. However, this situation is not always ideal because life gets in the way. Sometimes you may have to stay late at work, take the kids to their sport practices, or travel during eating times and you may not have food ready at hand.  While there are not many paleo fast-food or restaurant options, you can usually find something close to paleo if you choose wisely and make special requests. Many restaurants offer gluten-free menus, which are a good starting point.

Below are some options for paleo-friendly meals on the go.

Fast-Food Options

CHIPOTLE
Burrito Bowl with Carnitas, Salsa and Guacamole

EL POLLO LOCO
Grilled Chicken, salsa and a side salad

IN N OUT
Double Double Protein Style wtih grilled onions and mustard, no sauce, no cheese

CHIC-FIL-A
Grilled chicken strips and a fruit cup

JAMBA JUICE
Veggie and Fruit Smoothie or 5 fruit frenzy smoothie (be careful here and look at all ingredients)

BOSTON MARKET
1/2 chicken with two sides of steamed  veggies.

NATURAL FOODS STORE
Rotisserie chicken, Apple, Raw Almonds

BBQ
Plain BBQ Brisket or Pork . Ask for no sauce

Restaurant Options

AMERICAN
Salad with grilled chicken, with olive oil and vinegar for dressing
Burger wrapped in lettuce, with a side of avocado
Grilled protein with a side of vegetable, no butter

BREAKFAST
Eggs, omelettes, bacon, side of fruit

CHINESE
Steamed protein and vegetables, egg drop soup

JAPANESE
Sashimi (no rice), protein skewers

ITALIAN
Side of meatballs, salad with oil and vinegar

MEDITERRANEAN
Kabob with a side of vegetables

MEXICAN
Steak, shrimp or chicken fajitas wtih a side of guacamole and pico de gallo, no rice, cheese, beans or tortillas

SEAFOOD
Grilled, roasted, poached or steamed seafood with a side of vegetables, no butter

STEAKHOUSE
Grilled steak with a side of vegetables, no butter

THAI
Curry with veggies and protein, no rice, Tom Kha soup

 

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About hcfchallenge

The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

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