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Giveaway: Paleo Power Lunch

Posted Sep 07 2012 5:52pm
Sep 7, 2012 Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Blog | 170 comments

When I worked for the corporate overlords, I packed my lunch every day. Over the course of 4+ years at my full-time gig, I think I ate out at lunch about a dozen times. I loved packing my lunch! What a great excuse to crack open a book, leave the world of email and meetings behind, and stuff my face full of dino-chow. It’s kind of embarrassing how much I enjoyed my paleo lunches. Now that I work at home, I still relish lunch — a respite in the middle of the day to fuel up on protein and veggies.

All of which is why I was honored and pleased when Stormy Sweitzer of Maoomba approached me to write the foreword for her new cookbook Paleo Power Lunch. The 26 Power Lunch recipes are fresh, bold, and inspiring — but Paleo Power Lunch is more than just a collection of recipes. Stormy includes strategies and tips so that packing your lunch every day is a joy instead of a chore.

As I said in my foreword…

With her charming, effective cookbook, Stormy Sweitzer completely redefines the phrase “power lunch.” Forget about professionals taking deals and making calls from the corner table of a swank dining room. These are real power lunches: meals packed with body-building protein, vibrant produce, luscious nuts and oils, and — most importantly — flavors that will satisfy your taste buds and make it easy to be true to your healthy habits.

More than a cookbook, Paleo Power Lunch is a how-to guide for creating easy-to-make, easy-to-transport meals that will make lunch a welcome respite in the middle of a busy work day — whether you’re in a corporate office or CEO of your household.

The basis of the Power Lunch is a salad. But forget about bowls of tired greens and grilled chicken. Stormy’s vibrant salad ideas combine elements of sweet and savory, chewy and crisp, all-American and international — along with homemade dressings of endless variations. With Stormy’s simple instructions, even cooks with limited kitchen experience will be paleo power players.

It’s available in both a and an ebook. As side dishes to the main course of the cookbook, Stormy has created five bonus “Quick Guides” that cover everything from no-cook meals to fool-proof methods to make homemade stocks and soups, as well as eight how-to videos. It’s like inviting Stormy into your kitchen for hands-on instruction!

We’re randomly picking two lucky people to win the whole shebang: the ebook, a Quick Reference Guide, the five Quick Guides, and the eight video tutorials… everything you need to become a lunchtime power player.

To Enter:
1. Follow Stormy on Twitter – or let me know that you already follow her – then post to my comments below.

2. Follow me on Twitter – or let me know that you already follow me – then post to my comments below.

Deadline to enter: Wednesday, September 12 at 23:50 CST, and the winner will be announced on or before Friday, September 14.

  1. kate tetreault says:

    followed and followed! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Andrea says:

    Followed both of you – I’d love to win this!

  3. Laurie D. says:

    Followed her and already following you!

  4. Rachael says:

    Following both :)

  5. Stacy Moore says:

    I follow you both! My Twitter handle @stacymo! Would love some help with my lunches as I begin the Whole Life Challenege (my gym is following Whole30 rules… For 56 days!) and work full time and struggle with my lunches!

  6. Tony Wilson says:

    Already follow you kid, and am now following stormy. You started on those Kate Mosse books yet?

  7. Jennie D says:

    Following you both (@rogue_dietitian). Pick me! Pick me!

  8. Colleen Legge says:

    Followed and Followed! Hope I win!

  9. Colleen Pav says:

    Following both!

  10. Julianne says:

    Followed! Looks like a great book.

  11. Ann says:

    Followed you both. Thanks to you both for doing this!

  12. Leslie K says:

    Following both of you now :-)

  13. Heather says:

    Following you both now! :) Still researching recipes to start Paleo in a couple of weeks! @MrsBaze

  14. Sarah smith says:

    I follow you both on twitter via chasingiron. Fingers crossed!!!

  15. Erica says:

    Following you both. I love the look of this book – I’m always looking for easy lunch ideas to bring to work. Thanks!

  16. Chris Kraemer says:

    Following you both!

  17. Carla says:

    I’m not on twitter so I can not follow you guys but know I would if I did! I work in a very industrial area and always bring my lunch to work as there isn’t much around that is not fast food. It saves me time, money and I get a chance to check out your blog at lunch!

  18. Stephanie says:

    Pick me. Pick me.

  19. Connie S says:

    Maybe this will motivate me into something….

  20. Brittany says:

    Done and done! Fingers crossed.

  21. Emily says:

    I don’t use Twitter, but I’d LOVE to win this! I pack lunch for six, five days a week, and we need new ideas!

  22. Elis says:

    Follow both: check! :)

  23. Marisa says:

    Done and done! Would make a great birthday gift for me (the 14th!) haha! :-)

  24. Katy Nesbitt says:

    Followed her & already following you

  25. Victoria Larson says:

    I had nothing to pack for lunch today and by the middle of the afternoon, I was ready to gnaw on the arms of my office chair. I’m not gonna beg. I really am not gonna prostrate myself on the floor wailing and sobbing. I’m just not! I’m better than that. Not.

    PLEASE MELISSA . . . I NEED THIS LUNCH BOOK! I am not creative or faithful to taking care of my lunchtime needs; yet I know when I bring lunch I am a different person. I’m nicer, more efficient, steady as a rock, happy, even tempered . . . On second thought, maybe my co-workers would benefit more from this book than I would. ;)

  26. Sheena says:

    I don’t have a twitter account, but I would LOVE to win this cookbook!!!!!

  27. Kristaleigh Sanchez says:

    I already follow you & now following Stormy. <3

  28. Carrie says:

    I’m following both!

  29. Paul says:

    Following both

  30. Melissa H. says:

    Following you both!

  31. Diana says:

    Following and following!

  32. Nicole Bourgeois says:

    Already following you and now following her – thanks!

  33. Nick Kim says:

    I’m following the both of you!

  34. Oh awesome!! Following both! :)

  35. Stacy says:

    Followed and followed! Thanks for this! :)

  36. Staci Dilg says:

    Done and done

  37. Becky says:

    Followed & already following! Thanks :)

  38. Kimberley says:

    Following you both now.

  39. Michelle says:

    Followed Stormy and already following you.

  40. Michelle says:

    Haven’t been on twitter in awhile but now following you both in twitterland :)

  41. Yvette says:

    Followed her now too, but I was already following you :)

    • Yvette says:

      I’m tempted to just get the book right now instead of waiting. The package deal offered online looks amazing with all the videos and guides included. I still need to get Well Fed though too. Decisions, decisions….

      Looking forward to the seminar in Colorado!

  42. Lisa Hitchcock says:

    Following both! Would so love to win so I could get my journey started!

  43. Kymber says:

    follow you both now…would LOVE this one…in desperate need of lunch ideas to pack

  44. Stefanie says:

    Following you both on Twitter : )

  45. April says:

    Followed and following!

  46. Veracity Seeberg says:

    Not a twitter user, but my entire family loves your recipes and we think we’d become pretty attached to Paleo Power Lunch too.

  47. Kai Bumpus says:

    Done and done!

    Stumbled across this one last night and had put on my wish list
    Now I wish to win!!

  48. Kate says:

    Following both, and love the thought of more LUNCH ideas!

  49. Lisa Burt says:

    Following both

  50. Following both of you – even if I don’t win I’ll be ordering myself a copy.

  51. Lauren says:

    i would love to own this book because i make the most boring paleo lunches (aka salads) every day for work and my coworkers are constantly ordering food! i am following you both :)

  52. Annie B says:

    Well, I already follow you, but I follow her now, too!

  53. Sonya says:

    Already follow you – now following Stormy!

    p.s. I just got my Runner 5 t-shirt today and am so stoked to wear it while running from Zombies that you introduced me to!

  54. Jenny says:

    Following Stormy on Twitter! Great giveaway!

  55. Jenny says:

    Following you on Twitter! Thanks! :)

  56. Cherish says:

    Following both :)

  57. Mark Taylor says:

    Already follow you, now following her as well! Coolio!,

  58. Cheryl Sams says:

    I’m so loving the paleo life style… this book will be a great resource! I’m excited to follow you both on Twitter.

  59. Tracy M says:

    Followed both and wanting to become Paleo just need some direction!

  60. K says:

    I follow you on twitter! Muppetk! :)

  61. Followed (thanks) and already follow. Big changes…my family is following my lead to a paleo lifestyle. It’s going to be so much easier.

  62. Deanna says:

    I’m so bad at this Twitter thing… but now I’m following both of you!

  63. Margaret Rothrock says:

    I am following both of you!

  64. Andy schuerr says:

    Followed x 2 I pack a lunch every day and would love some new recipes.

  65. Barb says:

    Following you both! Sounds like a great book!

  66. Laura says:

    Following you already and followed Stormy! Love the idea of this book – as someone who works for government overlords it would sure come in handy! :-D

  67. Jamie says:

    @lelanilovelox now follows both of you! day 7 of whole 30 and going strong. loving it so far!

  68. Shannon Offerman says:

    Already follow you, now following Stormy!

  69. Sunset Embury says:

    I follow you both ….you for the chicken =) and hopefully a free cookbook! Lol

  70. jennifer says:

    Already a follower! :) Lovin’ Well Fed!

  71. Elaine Meier says:

    WAHHHH! I follow you and I’ve seen Stormy on Pinterest, but I don’t follow Twitter but I do now. I would love to win her cookbook. Then I will have both her’s and yours! PLEEEEEEEZE

  72. jennifer says:

    Just followed Stormy! :)

  73. April says:

    I don’t have twitter (I don’t think I’d have anything to say and all those tags confuse the crap out of me…sad, I know), but this looks like a great book.

  74. Nancy says:

    Followed and followed.

  75. Samantha Garza says:

    Followed and followed! Day 26 of the Whole30, loving Well Fed! Thanks :)

  76. emily says:

    I follow you on twitter @livestrongbaby

  77. Kell says:

    I already followed you and now I’m happy to be following stormy too! Thanks for this awesome opportunity, I would LOVE some power lunch ideas :)

  78. Julie says:

    Following you both! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. amy says:

    following & following! I SO need this book! Lunch is my biggest struggle, salads are getting way boring! :)

  80. Elliot says:

    Followed! This would be an awesome solution to my never-ending dilemma of what to bring to school for lunch.

  81. Jennifer says:

    Not on twitter but have my kids so “Well Fed” that my son (6yrs old) beggs for me to cook out of “Well Fed”! He took “Well Fed” Paleo Pad Thai in his thermos to Kindergarten today and said “Mommy I’m so gourmet!” We love “Well Fed” we would chow down on your lunch inspirations for sure! Pick us eventhough we don’t “Tweet”.

  82. Shaleni says:

    Hello, I was already following you and I am now following Stormy as well. I still work for the “corporate overlords” and would appreciate the new lunch ideas. Thanks.

  83. Lindsay says:

    Already follow you, now following Stormy!

  84. Maggie says:

    Now following you both! Awesome giveaway!

  85. Kathy says:

    Sorry, I’m too old to Twitter. Cant even text. I’ll just have to shell out dinero for the book.

  86. Doni says:

    Following you both! Thanks so much!

  87. Rebecca says:

    Following Stormy on twitter!

  88. Rebecca says:

    I am already following you on twitter :) @rebeccaablock

  89. Belle says:

    I follow both and I really want to win!

  90. Katherine says:

    Now following Stormy, have been following Melissa.
    The book looks great!

  91. JL Autry says:

    I follow both of you!! :) @jlautry

  92. Betsy says:

    Followed Stormy, and already following you. I could use this!

    I used to have a cat called Stormy. She was a love!

  93. shelley says:

    Following you both. Looks awesome!

  94. Robyn says:

    Done and done… Thanks really enjoying your book well fed just got it in thesis today

  95. Ashley says:

    Followed Stormy and was already following you :)

  96. rebecca says:

    this book looks awesome! i pack my lunch (and my boyfriend’s) every day too :) i follow both of you on twitter

  97. Kristin says:

    Follow you both! @klwilliams85 on twitter.

  98. Hayley says:

    Followed the both of you (@hayleyjane)!

  99. Amanda says:

    I don’t use twitter — I try not to have too many accounts and distractions! I read your blog daily, and have gotten a friend on board with Paleo thanks to your fabulous Cookbook (which I bought for her at your Philly book signing!).

  100. Laurie S. says:

    Following you :)

  101. Katie says:

    Folllowing stormy & already following you!

  102. Jill says:

    Following both! I bought my tickets yesterday for Colorado…Can’t wait!!

  103. Madisoncraig says:

    Following! Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. Samantha Marshall says:

    I am following you both now!

  105. Fleur Ferro says:

    Following you both!! Lunch is one of this things I really struggle with since I began Paleo- I need inspiration! :-)

  106. Kathy says:

    Following! Both of you, too. Lunch!

  107. Marianne P says:

    Following you both. Love, love, love Well Fed!

  108. Kevin says:

    Following both. I’ve been struggling with my lunches recently. I tend to do the same thing over and over. I love the site (and the Eat Well cookbook). Keep up the good work!

  109. Arien says:

    Following both of you. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Steph says:

    Count me as a new follower of you both. This would be fantastic to have in the weeks ahead when I begin my first “Whole Life Challenge”. Power lunches are what this full time working mother of 2 small kids needs!

  111. jessica w says:

    I Follow Stormy on Twitter

  112. jessica w says:

    I Follow me on Twitter

  113. Maria says:

    Started following you on twitter (already follow you on fb!) Love your recipes and of course Well Fed!

  114. Maria says:

    Also just started following Stormy on twitter! Excited about the giveaway since I also bring my lunch every day to the office.

  115. followed her and already following you!!! =^.^=

  116. BettyBlue says:

    Following you both – excited about the giveaway. Thanks!

  117. Donna Adams says:

    Following both – I need to get back into bringing my lunch. Once you get out of the habit it’s sometimes hard to get back but here I come…Thanks!

  118. Becca S. says:

    I’m following you both now! I’d love to win this. My lunches need help!

  119. Marianne says:

    Follow both of you. Let’s do lunch!!

  120. Jen says:

    I already follow you on Twitter, and now I follow Stormy as well. Lunch is by far the hardest meal of the day for me, so I could use some inspiration!

  121. Spencer says:

    I’m following both of you on Twitter!

  122. chymerikaen says:

    Followed both of you -and I’m crossing my fingers!

  123. peiyun says:

    Followed! Wow, I’d really love to win this. The only thing that staved off a candy detour today was the promise of a yummy salad… which I need to learn to save money on! This would save my sad dining hall life.

  124. Sarah says:

    Following both of you!

  125. Heather says:

    Followed and followed:)

  126. Karen A. says:

    i’m following you both! yay! @karen_eliza !!!!

  127. Erica says:

    Following both of you now.

  128. dani says:

    Followed you ages ago… but now following her as well!

  129. Erin in Flagstaff says:

    I’m already following you (I’m flag_gal), and am now following Stormy.

  130. Lorie says:

    Done! I hope I win this. It would help being that I live out of hotels for work!

  131. Lindsay Price says:

    followed and followed! Love the concept for the book.

  132. Erica Rothman says:

    Followed both of ya! Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve been lurking on your blog for a while, but starting a Whole30 recently lead me to raid your recipe stashes. You’re just excellent at this, I hope you know that.

  133. Mark Tibbetts says:

    Awesome! Ive followed you both for a while now, I have your book, but havent been able to get Stormy’s yet – so heres hopin I win! :)

  134. Mark Tibbetts says:

    Awesome! Ive followed you both for a while now, I have your book, but havent been able to get Stormy’s yet – so heres hopin I win! :)

  135. Linda says:

    Follow you on RSS feed!

  136. Warren Smith says:

    Followed! Just received Well Fed in the mail last week, looking forward to trying all these recipes!!!

  137. Dawn Byars says:

    Following both! Thanks for the giveaway. I’m just getting started in the Paleo lifestyle and need all the help I can get!!

  138. Rebecca says:

    I am following stormy on twitter.

  139. Rebecca says:

    i follow you on twitter.

  140. Wow – I’m so excited by your excitement over lunch! Thanks, Mel, for holding the contest, and I look forward to connecting with the rest of you. : )

  141. Jennifer says:

    Just “followed” you both! I’m just getting into the paleo lifestyle and am looking forward to building my library with useful guides.

  142. Mary says:

    Followed you both!! I would love to have this book! I’m starting my first Whole 30 today – I don’t think I’ll be drinking as much coffee as usual – no sweetener :(

  143. mary eliz says:

    I follow you on Twitter. I am very interested in any Paleo information as I have just recently shifted from counting plus points (Weight Watchers) to Paleo.

    Thanks for all the info on your site.

  144. I just started following you on Twitter! I’m on day 8 of my first Whole 30.

  145. Petra says:

    Already followed you, and now following both!

  146. Stephanie H. says:

    Following you both…great giveaway!

  147. Tracy says:

    check… on both accounts!

  148. Tonja says:

    I’m following you both! I hope that Paleo Power Lunch is as good as Well Fed. I never would have made it through the Whole30 without homemade mayo and Bora Bora Fireballs.

  149. Stephanie F. says:

    Now following you both on twitter.

  150. Olivia says:

    I follow both of you on Twitter (OliviaofLovely)!

  151. Jenn says:

    Following you both! (@disrunner)

  152. aubrey says:

    following you both!

  153. LauraPh says:

    Already follow you… I am now following her:) Thanks!

  154. heather says:

    FOllowing & Following! Great contest, would LOVE to win these, just started my paleo “journey” last week, need some cookbooks :)

  155. Amanda says:

    Done and done. :)

  156. Marisa says:

    Just signed up to follow both!

  157. Luciana says:

    Following you both!

  158. Katie says:

    Just followed both!

  159. Ashley Smith says:

    Followed you under MrsSmith01 on twitter

  160. Ashley Smith says:

    Followed Stormy on twitter under MrsSmith01

  161. Lauren says:

    I started following Stormy, but I already follow you @laurenislost

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