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Is Paleo possible at a vending machine?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 05, 2011 at 11:46 AM

You find yourself ill-prepared and ravenously hungry. You spontaneously remember/discover some vending machines nearby.

What three vending machine selections would you make?

Intermittent fasting is off the table for the purposes of this question - it's too easy as an answer. :)

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on July 06, 2011
at 03:03 AM

"I'm Stoned" lol classic

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 05, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I don't understand why Goo Goo bars never conquered the world. That's the best candy bar EVER.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on July 05, 2011
at 04:52 PM

They still make goo goo bars. Moon Pies are often in vending machines down here.

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:49 PM

I.e., toss out the mayo packet and crackers. ;)

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on July 05, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Ugh. I wandered around two different gas stations this weekend and just couldn't find ANYTHING I wanted to eat. FAIL.

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03fa485bfd54734522755f47a5e6597e

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on July 05, 2011
at 12:05 PM

Well, some vending machines are better than others, of course. But some things I've seen in vending machines that might be acceptable in a pinch:

  • pork rinds
  • almonds or other nuts
  • plain chocolate bar, the darker the better
  • beef jerky (though I've seen it with gluten, so that's chancy if you can't see the ingredients list)
  • peanuts

I know most of us wouldn't make peanuts a regular thing because of the high omega-6 content, but I'd eat a small bag of peanuts before most things in a vending machine. Ditto sunflower seeds.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 05, 2011
at 03:08 PM

See, if I am going to cheat, I REALLY want to cheat.

DORITOS: Because, more than likely, I'm stoned.

Goo Goo Bars: Frankly don't know if you can get these outside of the South or if they even make them anymore.

Moon Pie, or in lieu of this (since I don't see them often) maybe a Hostess Snowball or, why not go for a classic, Twinkies.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on July 05, 2011
at 04:52 PM

They still make goo goo bars. Moon Pies are often in vending machines down here.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 05, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I don't understand why Goo Goo bars never conquered the world. That's the best candy bar EVER.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 06, 2011
at 03:03 AM

"I'm Stoned" lol classic

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on July 05, 2011
at 12:59 PM

The vending machines here have two possible choices for me, peanuts and popcorn. Not above either in a pinch, but they are not really that filling.

This is why I have a stash of emergency Laura Bars. I would keep nuts but they keep getting eaten. I can't just have nuts around. I should take another run at beef jerky, but so far I just haven't liked it.

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2f361c2cec9ddf7409bf0094977aac1e

on July 05, 2011
at 02:48 PM

One of our offices now stocks the Bumblebee "tuna salad kit"--3 oz. can of tuna, mayo packet, crackers. About as close as I've seen yet.

2f361c2cec9ddf7409bf0094977aac1e

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:49 PM

I.e., toss out the mayo packet and crackers. ;)

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on July 05, 2011
at 04:23 PM

my kingdom for a damn apple.

you inspired me to look at the machines in my YMCA, and its all junk except for beef jerky which is still junk because its a snap-into-a-slim-jim.

now i can go back to just walking right past them.

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on July 05, 2011
at 03:15 PM

If I could find a vending maching with these things in them then I'd be over the moon:

  • Pork Scratchings (although the big brand packs have so many additives)
  • 85% Chocolate
  • Kettle Chips

I expect though I'd have to force down a bag of minstrels and a coke! :(

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on July 05, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Chocolate covered almonds in a pinch.

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on July 06, 2011
at 03:37 AM

To be honest, if I'm really stuck (i.e. really hungry, really short on time, only option is a convenience store or vending machine), I get a candy bar with a lot of nuts (Snickers or PayDay).

If you look at the nutrition, a candy bar isn't a whole lot different than a Cliff Bar or Power Bar or whatever, just has a little more sugar. Almost all typical candy bars are gluten free or close to it (probably no actual gluten-containing ingredients but probably some cross-contamination for the gluten-sensitive), which to me is the most important Paleo-ism.

Nuts are a Paleo cheat, but waaay better than your typical candy which is more sugar, stabilizers, colorings, and bad oils than anything else, so it's all relative. In the spectrum of cheats, I'd rather have a little sugar instead of a big pile of either gluten or hydrogenated fats.

I'd much rather just skip the food and eat some extra steak when I get a chance, but hey life comes at you fast sometimes.

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on July 06, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Peanuts are all I have ever found to eat.

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on July 05, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Maybe a good opportunity to experiment with intermittent fasting.

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