I think that most of the time, the hardest thing about being Paleo is lunch. I won't lie and tell you that I don't wish I could just have a fabulous sandwich with some really crunchy sourdough toast most of the time. When I'm in the mood for a sandwich, I often roll turkey and salami up in lettuce with some vegetables and call it lunch, but that gets old really fast.
Really, my favorite thing to do is to just have leftovers from dinner. I bring them to work in a Tupperware container and reheat them in the microwave at the office, but what if your office doesn't have a microwave?
And also, what if you just want some sushi?
Maybe my family is weird because we randomly have seaweed and a bamboo mat for sushi lying around, but this was a fun, alternative lunch idea that I didn't even have to go to the grocery store to make happen.
For the tuna salad
One or two cans of tuna
Mayonnaise (homemade is best)
Several tablespoons of chopped, pickled jalapenos
Salt and pepper
For the roll-ups
Avocado, tomato, lettuce
Some veggie chips for texture
A package of seaweed sheets
(Get the seaweed + bamboo together here)
1. Make your tuna salad the way you normally would (unless you would normally add something not Paleo; I use homemade mayo and usually some relish, but this time I added jalapenos instead. Also, Sriracha.
2. Put a sheet of seaweed on the bamboo matt. Add some tuna and spread it out down the middle. Layer your fillings on top of each other.
3. Roll the seaweed up. It helps to get your hands a little wet to get it all sticking together.
4. Cut them up and serve. Make three more batches when your family asks what you are doing and sees how awesome they are.