Easy Lunch Idea: Paleo Cabbage Wraps
This is more of an idea than an actual recipe, but it kind of changed my life when I discovered it. Paleo lunches can be a challenge, because I think most people think of sandwiches and wraps as the easiest and most delicious things to eat in the middle of the day--I know I do. Having leftovers from the night before is convenient, but sometimes it's kind of boring.
I'm a big fan of lettuce wraps and make them all the time, but recently I realized that a cabbage leaf did a much better job holding everything together. Cabbage also stays fresh in the fridge much longer than lettuce, so I end up wasting less of it. (I'm always throwing away lettuce that I couldn't eat before it started to go wilty.)
So anyway--that's it! I like using sliced turkey or chicken salad or whatever's in the fridge--this week I've been making roast beef cabbage wraps with a little yellow mustard. I add pickles and spinach and sliced tomato a lot of the time too. Also mayo. I love mayo. What's nice about the cabbage is that you can roll it up like a wrap or just fold the leaf in half and eat it like a sandwich. I find it has much more versatility than lettuce wraps, and it doesn't fall apart or make a mess the way lettuce sometimes does.
I do like to take scissors or a small knife and trim the really tough part of the leaf, closest to the stem where you pull it off. It makes it easier to wrap and easier to eat!
No go forth and have lunch!