2022 Paleo on the Go Unboxing/Review: Smoked Salmon Bowl

Paleo on the Go was nice enough to send me a few of their smoked salmon breakfast bowls on their current menu to try out and cover here on the blog.

As a Paleo pescatarian, their smoked salmon bowl was a perfect dish for me.

POTG Packaging

Paleo on the Go now uses this very attractive Box with information printed on the sides and flaps.

POTG unopened box

The package arrived via FedEx to ensure the contents stay frozen during the trip. You can see the sticker indicating that they use dry ice to keep everything fully frozen in transit.

POTG Box Inside Messages/Flaps

The inside flaps helpfully give guidance on how to handle the dry ice. It’s pretty simple you just have to make sure to use gloves to avoid touching the dry ice although in my experience it’s typically already evaporated by the time I have received packages from them.

POTG Eco Insulation and Packing Slip

Paleo on the Go uses Green Cell Foam which is a nice touch for those of us concerned about the environmental footprint of the packaging our food comes in. Green Cell Foam describes their product in this way:

Green Cell Foam is the most environmentally sustainable and functional packaging material available. Made from US-grown corn, Green Cell Foam is certified compostable in backyard and industrial facilities and can even be dissolved in a sink for safe and easy disposal. This unique material combines exceptional cushioning and thermal insulating protection, while protecting the planet.

Source: https://greencellfoam.com/
POTG Meals Separated with Bubble Wrap

My meals came separated with bubble wrap to further ensure they weren’t crushed in transit and likely to help with keeping the temperature constant.

POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl Cardboard Cover and Nutrition Details
POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl Cardboard Cover and Nutrition Details

As you can see above, the smoked salmon bowl from Paleo on the Go contains only the following ingredients:

  • Scottish Salmon
  • Cauliflower (cauliflower rice)
  • Organic Kale
  • Butternut Squash
  • Onions
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt

So for those who want simple whole food ingredients in their meals, this meal definitely delivers.

POTG Meal Frozen and Vacuum Sealed Wrap
POTG Meal Frozen and Vacuum Sealed Wrap

The meals comes with a plastic wrap covering over the tray, presumably to keep the food vacuum sealed so that it will last longer.

POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl Wrap Removed

Above you can see with the covering removed, the arrangement of the frozen fish, squash and kale.

POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl in Glass Bowl Still Frozen

Placed into a glass bowl you can see the layers of the dish, including the bed of cauliflower rice at the bottom.

Although the instructions suggested cooking in the oven or alternatively heating with the cover peeled back and cooking right in the provided tray with the meal, I thought for visual purposes cooking in a glass bowl would be a better way to go for taking photos.

POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl in Microwave

Here you can really see the layers as I placed the bowl in the microwave to heat.

POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl after Heated

Here is a top view of the dish once cooked (microwave cooking version).

POTG Smoked Salmon Bowl Heated – Closeup

Above is a close up of the cooked dish once it came out. I’m sure in the oven everything would be browned and crispy but above is microwaved version.

The cauliflower rice, butternut squash and kale really compliment the salmon in this dish. The salmon does have a slightly smoked flavor and the butternut squash adds sweetness to the dish.

I again want to thank Paleo on the Go for sending the dish to be able to try out.


My goal with this website is to help get the message out about grain free diets such as the Paleo and Primal diets, SCD diet and GAPS diet, so that more people might benefit from them. My other main goal is to help everyone transitioning to these diets, which can be challenging when first starting down this path. It definitely was for me.

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