Quick Lunch for One

Today I’m giving you a sneak peak at what I really eat! The recipes you see on the blog are something special when I dedicate time to a new blog post. It’s all for you! On a typical day I usually don’t even have time to cook. If I’ve forgotten to meal prep or simply haven’t had time I usually resort to a no-cook paleo option. This lettuce wrap is a perfect example of an on-the-go lunch for a busy schedule. You don’t even need utensils to eat it! Now that’s convenient.  no-cook-easy-paleo-lunchEveryone is busy. Sometimes too busy to cook a proper paleo meal. Everyone has days where it is almost impossible to find time to cook. You’re hungry NOW, darn it. Mangia Paleo to the rescue. This quick lunch is a great no cook paleo option when you’re in a rush. You can add any veggies you want, but this is my go-to.

And of course, like most of my recipes, it only needs 10 very common ingredients. Bing bam BOOM.


  • 3-4 leaves butter lettuce
  • 4 oz can chicken or wild tuna
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard (omit for AIP)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Parsley flakes
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked

I have no idea why you would ever have LEFTOVER bacon, but if you do it adds the perfect salty crunch. Other great crunchy options are cucumber or carrots.


  1. Cut the avocado and mash it in a bowl with the canned tuna or chicken.
  2. Season with onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and parsley flakes.
  3. Rip off lettuce leaves and add a heaping spoon of avocado mixture in each leaf. Cut bacon to desired sizes and add that to the leaf as well.
  4. Pick it up with your hands and MANGIA!easy-paleo-lunch-recipe-tuna-wrap


8 thoughts on “Quick Lunch for One

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  2. Alice

    I have “leftover” bacon because I bake 2 pounds at a time so my husband can just warm some up quickly in the morning for his breakfast and I have it available for salads, garnishes, throwing in the pot with veggies or whatever.

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