Sometimes, you just need something you can stuff yourself with on-the-go. And you’ve only got one hand to do it (ahem, breakfast-in-the-car eaters, anyone?).
But we’re here for you, so keep that hand off the fast food! It’s possible to enjoy handheld, healthful portable meals when you’re out and about.
We’ve got the portability factor covered – including classic sandwich fillings (such as chicken salad and Italian sub meats) converted into Paleo-friendly wraps, one-handed shakes and smoothies, baked goods, and other convenient, make-ahead portable meals. Now you just need to get to wherever you’re going while you’re one-handing your food.
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Asian Style Cabbage Wraps
Since cabbage is so plentiful, nutritious, and cheap, we all need a stuffed cabbage roll in our recipe arsenal. Enjoy these Asian-inspired rolls with just one hand.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Asian Style Cabbage Wraps
Paleo Turkey Wrap
Collard Greens enrobe a turkey sandwich filling, complete with a homemade, creamy pecan hummus.
Recipe: Fed and Fit | Paleo Turkey Wrap
Paleo Tuna Salad Sushi Wraps
Homemade sushi doesn’t have to be complicated: This completely Paleo version nixes the rice. Instead, it uses accessible canned tuna in a portable hand roll.
Recipe: Plating Pixels | Paleo Tuna Salad Sushi Wraps
Portabella Sandwich Stack
Portabella mushrooms, bacon, chicken, and guacamole coalesce into one delicious bite. To make it an easily one-handed meal, feel free to wrap this sandwich in a couple of napkins.
Recipe: Multiply Delicious | Portabella Sandwich Stack
Cucumber Sandwiches with Deli-Style Roast Beef
Homemade roast beef sits on a bed of veggies (such as carrots and tomatoes), and a fellow veggie (cucumber) serving as the sandwich bread. Yum!
Recipe: Edible Harmony | Cucumber Sandwiches with Deli-Style Roast Beef
Italian Sub Roll-Up
Bread-free, this Paleo take on an Italian wrap uses Paleo-friendly lunch meats, banana peppers, tomatoes, oil, and vinegar – for tangy, spicy, delicious portable meals on-the-go.
Recipe: Primal Bites | Italian Sub Roll-Up
Tortilla-Free Paleo Steak Wraps
For a convenient entrée, enjoy these tender strips of sautéed vegetables, which are rolled into each skirt steak.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Tortilla-Free Paleo Steak Wraps
Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps
Paleo from the top-down, this recipe uses Paleo wraps, homemade Paleo mayo, and rotisserie chicken. It’s a flavorful, cool, creamy one-hand lunch.
Recipe: Bravo for Paleo | Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps
Inside Out AIP Paleo Turkey Sandwiches
Who says patties can’t be used as buns? For the ultimate protein-packed hand-held portable meals, sandwich your favorite fillings between two ground-turkey patties.
Recipe: Comfort Bites | Inside Out AIP Paleo Turkey Sandwiches
Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Egg
In this decadent handheld meal, crispy prosciutto, creamy avocado, and perfectly poached eggs join together.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Egg
Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins
Spice up your morning with these one-handed breakfast bites, filled with chicken that’s flavored with buffalo sauce.
Recipe: Balanced Bites | Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins
Crunchy Paleo Egg Rolls
It only takes one hand to dip these crispy, crunchy egg rolls into some coconut aminos (for extra flavor).
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crunchy Paleo Egg Rolls
Crisp Ham and Egg Cups
These egg cups are as simple to make as they are to eat: Just press ham into the muffin, crack an egg, and bake it up.
Recipe: The Comfort of Cooking | Crisp Ham and Egg Cups
Paleo Energy Bars
When you’re hiking or otherwise on-the-go, these super-simple energy bars make for a great one-handed meal replacement.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Energy Bars
Chocolate Chai Protein Shake
A big perk of shakes and smoothies? How easy they are to hold in one hand when you’re on-the-go.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Chocolate Chai Protein Shake
Spicy Tuna Cakes
An unexpected combo of sweet potato and tuna makes for tender, spicy-sweet tuna cakes.
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Spicy Tuna Cakes
Paleo Carne Asada Breakfast Tacos
Homemade Paleo tortillas join a mix of scrambled eggs, swiss chard, and marinated flap steak. Yum!
Recipe: Paleo Porn | Paleo Carne Asada Breakfast Tacos
Paleo Pizza Bowls
In these customizable, handheld portable meals, a simple cauliflower pizza crust forms a bowl for all sorts of tasty pizza toppings.
Recipe: Horrible Housewife | Paleo Pizza Bowls
Harissa Portabella Mushroom ‘Tacos’
In these green-wrapped “tacos,” spicy harissa-flavored portabella mushrooms mingle with creamy guacamole.
Recipe: Healthy Nibbles and Bits | Harissa Portabella Mushroom ‘Tacos’
Sweet Potato Egg Cups
Sweet potato hashbrown shells encase a yummy egg-muffin mixture.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Sweet Potato Egg Cups
Eggs in Hash Brown Nests
With just two nutritious ingredients, it’s the perfect grab-and-go protein breakfast!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Eggs in Hash Brown Nests
Mini Quiches with Almond Flour Crust
Perfectly formed mini-quiches get their shape from binding almond-flour crust.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Mini Quiches with Almond Flour Crust
Breakfast Burrito Collard Wraps
Collards strike again. Thanks to their hearty flavor and sturdiness, they’re the ideal green for wraps. This time, your wrap is brimming with breakfast goodies.
Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Breakfast Burrito Collard Wraps
Rustic Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
Enjoy this Paleo take on your childhood holdover: pop tarts. Naturally, they’re completely handheld.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Rustic Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
Keto Egg Salad Puffs
Light and delicate, these handheld egg-salad puffs make for a dainty lunch.
Recipe: Maria Mind Body Health | Keto Egg Salad Puffs
Green Fig and Mint Smoothie
In this green smoothie, enjoy the mildly sweet flavor of figs with light, refreshing mint.
Recipe: Paleo Porn | Green Fig and Mint Smoothie
Paleo Berry Breakfast Burrito
In this breakfast treat, Paleo wraps made from coconut encase almond butter, berries, and grain-free granola.
Recipe: Leah’s Plate | Paleo Berry Breakfast Burrito
A plantain-based taco shell can hold all your favorite taco ingredients (such as grass-fed ground beef).
Recipe: Predominantly Paleo | Plantain Tacos
Lavender Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Could this floral, zingy start to your morning be any more refreshing?
Recipe: PaleOMG | Lavender Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Spiced Carrot Paleo Scones
Who says scones are strictly a fruit-based, sweet affair? For something new, try this well-spiced carrot scone.
Recipe: Paleo Porn | Spiced Carrot Paleo Scones
Bison Bacon Sweet Potato Sliders
Thanks to their slider status, these mini-sized burgers are even more portable.
Recipe: My Healthy Happy Home | Bison Bacon Sweet Potato Sliders
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